The clock alarm went off at 3 this morning, but Fred and I after listening awhile to the howling wind concluded it would be a bad day on the lake and went to sleep again. Will have to wait until Monday before going home to my Kate, now. I went to the house and packed, and tied up my trunk so it is al ready. Went up town after breakfast and settled up some business, which I forgot last night. Called at Waters’ a while. Had a kind of fear today noon and felt miserable, feel better now. I made some ink out of a powder I received from Boston, it seems to be good ink. I went up to the Court House and gave some to the clerk and treasurer. The wind is cold from the north today.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)