I got up this morning and went over to my house — took Fred’s shovel — dug my way in through the snow, and built a fire and commenced to settle things there. Called at Mr. Morrows when I came back to breakfast. Took dinner at Mr. Waters’ and then Willie brought my things over for me. I was busy all day and am not quite ready yet to stay there all the time, so I am here with Fred Neill tonight. I went up town and collected some money to send for Book-keeping works in the morning. I finished a good long letter to Kate tonight. I went up in my woods today, the snow is pretty deep.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)