Did not get up very early this morning. Went to the sugar camp with Fred after breakfast, to see his new evaporator, the snow is two feet deep on a level in the woods. We got ready and went to church when we got back. Mr. Waters preached a missionary sermon, in the interests of the home missions I signed 2 cents per week for this year. It has been quite warm all day, we did not wear any overcoats I wrote a letter to ma and one to Kate telling them I don’t believe I can get down there this spring if I go into the store, and it looks as though I should do so. Have been reading in my Detroit Tribune today, I think I will like the paper.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)