Practiced writing considerable this forenoon, got up some specimens for exhibition, which I am going to frame and hang up at the Post Office. We got ready to go to a picnic, but it was so cold we did not dare to take the baby out to stay. We went up to Mr. Waters this afternoon and saw Fred’s baby boy, he is a bright looking little fellow. Mrs. Waters gave us some pears and grapes. I have dozed away the evening, feeling very tired.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)