I got up and built the fires this morning. I went out to Fred’s farm with him and helped him to cut and saw up some Banwood trees. I [sic] has been thawing some today. I went up to the store after dinner, took up some butter for Mrs. Neill and got her some things. Taught my classes as usual. The writing class is dwindling away. I can’t keep up the interest someway. I guess I won’t ever teach again if I can get something else to do. I work hard enough but it seems to be for naught almost. I studied telegraphy some. [Cha…?] Case told me he should want me to work in the store while he went to Milwaukee next week.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)