The thermometer was 13 o or 14 o below zero this morning at 6 o’clock and it has been pretty cold all day. I studied some in Bookkeeping this forenoon and then read some in “Gold Foil,” a book by J.G. Holland given to me by School WiIlliams, who is not in Chili, S.A. It is the best of reading for the young. I went up town afternoon dinner, took some butter up for Mrs. Neill and bought her some sugar home. I called at Mr. Marshall’s for a while. Drew my pay for teaching this mo, $20 and sent Kate $5 of it. I wish I could send her $500. I saw Richard Robins on the street as he was going home. I have been writing some copies tonight, and reading the Leader.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)