I went over this forenoon and helped Fred finish up his wood pile. It was cold this morning, 3 degrees above 0. Finished the second weeks work in this term of teaching today. I received a letter from Ma telling us that Mrs. Butler, the minister’s wife was dead. We feel that we have lost a friend and that a friend has been bereaved. I attended the College Literary Society Meeting, and led in a debate, which was something new for me. We won the resolution.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)