Amused the baby and practiced writing this forenoon. Drew a few loads of wood up just before dinner. Dug out a dying cherry three and burned some logs and stuff along the front fence this afternoon. Went up town early this afternoon so as to send my clock to Frankfort by the stage to have it cleaned. Wrote a letter to ma and one to the N.E. Card Co. tonight. The baby has been very restless today. It is raining tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)