I got up at 5 this morning built fires and sat in the kitchen and read until the rest of the folks arose. Went to church this forenoon it was about raining at the time. Fred Neill and I took a walk down to the new railroad grade, and shanty this afternoon. It is growing colder tonight. Have been writing to pa and ma tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)