I tried to write on a review, which I am expected to read at the literary society tomorrow evening, but I find literary work very hard; it has been so long since I have had any such work to do that I cannot think as a person has to in doing such work. I am afraid it will be a failure. I sent a club to the Penman’s Art Journal this afternoon with five names. Paid my taxes today so I don’t owe uncle Sam anything now. Kate got a letter from home.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)