I did not work much this forenoon, took a rest on the rushing business I have been doing so long. It has not stormed any today, and has been thawing. I received a lot of pens, Indian Ink, and tray for grinding some in from H.W. Kibbe, tonight. Am pleased with them. Wrote a holiday greeting to Scott tonight as it will take the letter about 6 weeks to reach him he may not get it until too late.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)