Henry S., age 26, Michigan

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)