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)