I went up to the store this morning and began closing up the Main Ledger. I got it all done and made out a Balance Sheet for the firm showing the exact state of their business. I was at work posting etc. all the afternoon. It has been quite a fine day but the wind is in the north and it seems chilly. I called at the Dr’s tonight and learned that Mrs. Robbins is worse and will probably die. It is too bad. I can just imagine how I should feel if my Kate should die. I believe I would go crazy. I got a letter from her tonight, in which she said she was well but her father is worse with the cancer in his lip. I am tired tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)