There was a big fog this morning when I got up, which kept things damp until now. I plowed up a little patch of new ground this forenoon, it made Jimmie and I sweat like good fellow. I planted melons and squash there. I didn’t do much of anything this afternoon, felt too tired. I went up town for the mail about 5 o’clock tonight, felt anxious to hear from home. I got a postal from Kate saying she was all ready and waiting for fair weather, it was written last Wednesday. I am afraid she is sick for last Friday seemed like a good day. Shall look for a telegram tomorrow. I received some sample pine, tonight, from A.S. Barnes & Co. It has been a very warm day.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)