It was zero weather when we went to bed last night, but was 6o above when I got up this morning. I [sic] began to storm and snowed some nearly all day the ther. Went up to 20o above. I wrote copies and studied Bookkeeping all the forenoon. Went to the office and studied telegraphy after school. Mr. Case did some “writing” on the key and I tried to read it. I could get some of it and as I have spent but little time on it as yet, I feel encouraged to think I can learn it. Fred and I called at Mr. Case’s this evening and had a visit with Mr. Will Case. He showed us some of the C.L.S.C. books that he is reading. their Astronomy seems to be a fine work. I must wash my feet now and go to bed.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)