Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Mr. Neill had made the fires when I got up this morning.  After breakfast I went over to the Court House and left a letter to be sent out on the stage.  It was to Effie and contained information about Bookkeeping for my old class down there.  I spent the rest of the forenoon writing copies and studying, went up and taught this afternoon.  Things did not go off very smoothly someway today.  I suppose I ought to expect such days once in a while, but they made me feel bad.  I wrote a long letter to Kate tonight, answering inquiries in the letters I got from her last night.  I am sitting up pretty late this evening and must go to bed right away.

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