When we got up this morning we found the wind was blowing hard from the west and piling the snow up in terrible shape. It has blown all day and the roads are bad. I wrote the copies I am to use tomorrow this morning before breakfast. Went over to the Court House this forenoon and talked with the Clerk about doing some writing for him, in Abstract books he is getting up. I agreed to do the work and he said he would send for the books. I finished a letter to Kate and wrote to A. S. Barnes & Co. for information about writing books, then I went up town and mailed them, and called at Dr. Taylor and Mr. O. B. Waters while waiting for the mail to come in. I had a hard walk back.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)