Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I taught the classes in the College School that were assigned to me, today. I feel a good deal discouraged tonight, there seems to be no interest in the Book-keeping and I don’t feel like sending for books for only 3 scholars as I fear the class would be to small to do any good. I am also afraid that I will get stuck on some of my other studies it has been so ling since I studied them myself. I began the class in penmanship this afternoon. The snow is very deep. Willie Waters and I got my trunk over this morning. I got a letter from Kate tonight. How I wish I was back with my darling wife. 

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