The thermometer was only 18o above 0 this morning; it was the hardest freeze I ever saw at this time of the year. I put the roof on the cellar this forenoon and began to make the cellar way. This afternoon I went up and commenced my seasons work teaching Bookkeeping and penmanship at the College. A few of the new tables were done and they are good ones, just what is needed for the work. It has grown some warmer during the day.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)