Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It was clear and beautiful this morning and was quite warm at noon, so that I thought it would rain before I got back form school, but it didn’t, and the wind felt real chilly from the east.  It is storming hard tonight though, raining, snowing and hailing all at once.  I practiced the song at the Hall with Mrs. Waters, after school this afternoon.  Bought some new stationery today and wrote a letter to Kate tonight on some of it.  Fred went to Frankfort with a load of lumber from the Platt River mill.  He got back before it commenced to storm much.  The wind just howls from the east.  I cam awful near having a bad spell of homesickness today, I want to see Kate so.

*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)