The baby had several crying spells last night and we had to get up and build a fire and warm her up. I went to church today. This afternoon we took a long ride going north from here and then cast into the township of Homestead and back by the state road. We saw lots of good land, which is now in a wild state. It has been a nice pleasant day and we enjoyed the ride. I am 26 years old today and I don’t like to think I am as unsettled as to what my life work is to be, as I really am. Hope another year will develop some settled business.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)