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)