It has been a beautiful warm and sunshiny day. The sun begins to take hold of the snow such days. I took my shoe up and had a patch put on the heel. I practiced on the telegraph instrument for a couple of hours this forenoon. Called at Mr. Waters just before coming home to dinner. Fred went away this forenoon to go to hauling logs but found the camp full and so had to come home. I finished my letter to Kate this afternoon. Went up to the Court House a little while and then went up town and studied telegraphy some more. Got the Leader tonight. Bought some things at the [?] for Jessie to make a cough medicine with. It is a beautiful moonlight night.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)