I have worked at home today. Took care of baby some this forenoon so Kate could do the washing. I hoed in the garden considerable; it was a good day to kill weeds, for it was very hot. I went up town after supper to mail some letters and get the mail. Bought 4 qts. of Red Raspberies of Charlie Fitts’. Mr. Huntington rode home with me. I received a letter from ma, she seems to be feeling very lonesome and her letters make me feel as though I ought to be there with them to help them in their old age, which is coming on to them, but I can’t help it now as I see I can last here.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)