After breakfast this morning I wrote some copies and prepared for the lesson in writing this afternoon. Then Fred and I went over in my woods to saw up some wood for me, but we only just got nicely started when the sheriff came and summoned us to appear as special jurors. We had to hurry up to the court house, but we were not drawn on for any case, so at noon we were free again. I got two letters from Kate and one from ma tonight, so I feel happy. Fred Neill has been making some sweet cider today. I brought my flour & oatmeal over here today and am making myself at home. It was warm this morning, but colder tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)