Studied penmanship considerable this forenoon, writing some cards for practice, which I pasted on a piece of cardboard and took up too [sic] my classroom this afternoon. Received the Western Penman tonight, which has some good lessons in both writing and lettering. I have not studied much tonight. It is snowing some, has thawed all day.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)