I measured the wood cut and went over and paid Mr. Olson for doing the work then I made roads to it so I can draw it out as soon as I get time. Received a postal card from ma tonight and Kate had a letter from Nellie. I received my Nov. Art Journal and a sample copy of the Western Penman. Kate is not feeling well lately and I wish we could live nearer home. The worst wind I about ever saw is raging tonight, so I did not go to Literary Society.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)