Went to the store early this morning, and Irvie came up some time after. The telegraph worked fearful bad during the day, and I had hard work to get a message sent me by Frankfort. It was a rather dull day at the store. Irvie is staying at Mr. Waters’; he is going to start for home in the morning. It has been growing cool today and a fire seems comfortable tonight. I received a letter from Alice and one from Ida too.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)