I got up early this morning and eat my breakfast, warmed my feet and prepared for the long stage ride. There was one other passenger from Traverse as far as the Central House where we took dinner and a young lady got on at Inland and came through to Benzonia. She will attend the College School. I got out at D. Taylor’s — took supper there, called at the Professors rooms and had a long talk about the school work. I am staying tonight at Mr. O.B. Waters. I hope the morrow will be passed with no jar, and that I shall then know what I am to do.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)