It has been a fine day, thawing quite a good deal. It was Kate’s birthday and I wish I could have seen her and the baby. I went up to the store this morning and posed up the books and took a trial balance of the Ledger. I did a considerable other writing also. After school I made out the telegraph reports for the month of March. I sent a telegram today noon to Frankfort and made no mistakes. I received a letter from ma tonight saying all were doing well and that our little girl was very sweet. I shall get awfully puffed up. I was quite late in getting through my work tonight and I feel real tired. Will go to bed early.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)