Henry S., age 25, Michigan

The thermometer registered 6o below zero this morning but the wind went round into the south east, the sun shone clear and it grew rapidly warmer.  It was pleasant most of the day but is very cloudy and stormy looking tonight.  I finished a letter to Kate this forenoon, and wrote some copies.  I took my saw and Fred’s tools for rigging saws over to my house about noon intending to file it but could not find my file.  I presume Fred Waters lugged it off.  I got a new one tonight.  Took some butter up to the store from Mrs. Neill when I went to my house.  Old Mr. and Mrs. Adams of Eden visited the classes.  I read a good letter from Kate tonight.  I expect to get to the Literacy this evening.  Expect to subscribe for the Detroit Tribune and Mich. Farmer tonight.

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