It has been a pleasant day and the sun has shone. I wrote and worked at Bookkeeping all the forenoon. Made out a specimen of the Work for exhibition. I am afraid I will never be able to do such writing as I would like to, as my arm seems to get nervous and I am at times afraid I will have the Writers Cramp. I called at Mr. Morrow’s this afternoon, and them went in to my house and got some things. I went up town tonight and got the mail, I received the Leader, which had some news in it. I mailed a letter to Kate. I send her one every mail. I hope I will hear form home Wednesday. I get pretty anxious sometimes.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)