Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I attended the chapel exercise this morning at the College and learned what my duties are to be. Had I known how things are I would never have come., but as it is I shall have to endeavor to fill the bill. I only expected to teach Bookkeeping and penmanship and perhaps Arithmetic, but I have those and also Geometry and Geography.  I feel tonight like saying, if I had only known — but I did not. I called at Mrs. Neil’s this afternoon and saw her and Jessia [sic]. It has been snowing all day and still storms.  I wonder tonight how Kate is and wish I could be with her and talk over this matter.  I made arrangements today to board here at Mr. Waters. I have learned that there will be no spring term of school.

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