The thermometer was 2o below 0 when I got up this morning. It has gone up to 30o above now 10 AM. I went over to our house this morning and measured for the cow trough, which I want to get the lumber for. I called on Mrs. Morrow and talked about my little daughter. Went up to the store right away after I ate dinner and practiced telegraphy. After teaching I studied some more and posted up the books. I got the most of a telegraphy message going through I think I can improve each time trying to read the slow messages. I received a letter from Nellie tonight telling me that Kate and the baby are doing well, but as it was written last Saturday it seems rather old, but I was pleased at the news it contained. Cooler tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)