I have been sick all day with a fever and tonight I feel very weak. It began to rain about 11 o’clock P.M. and is misty still. I read Will Carleton’s City Ballads throught and feel well paid for so doing.
I must soak my feet
And go to bed,
To quiet the aching
Of my head.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)