The thermometer was 6 o above zero this morning, warmer than it was last night.  I wrote copies and studied Bookkeeping this forenoon.  Taught as usual this afternoon.  I am carrying my class in penmanship through the capital letters now.  They are doing good work, but of course some of them will persist in getting discouraged and that is a hindrance to progress.  I called at Mr. Waters after school tonight.  Fred’s wife is home, sick with some kind of scrofulous disease in her arms and hands.  I have been reading out of “Gold Foil” tonight, to try and learn how to do the better work in this world.  It has commenced to storm tonight.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)