Kate did not come today. I went up to the telegraph office at noon, but there was no word. I am afraid she is sick, for I was sure she would come today. I spent a good share of the day in piling up and burning the rubbish in the road on my side. I hitched Jimmie to the stone-boat and went to the saw mill and got some lumber this afternoon, it made the little fellow puff to pull the load up the hill. I went over and got 2 loaves of bread, which Mrs. Neill made for me today. It has been another very warm day. I do hope Kate will come tomorrow. I don’t like this suspense.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)