Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Fred got up early this morning because he and Mr. Adams were going to Homestead for loads of lumber to haul to Frankfort.  I put on my work clothes and went over and sawed up more wood on my clearing.  I reset my saw and it worked quite well.  Mr. Olson and Mr. Huntington began to cut on the job I let to Mr. Olson some time ago.  It was warm this morning but the wind changed into the north and blew up colder.  I came back at 11 o’clock.  Wrote a letter to Kate before I went up to school.  I went over to the store afternoon and practiced on the key in the telegraph office for quite a while.  The mail was last.  I got a letter from Kate and the Feb. Journal.  Cloudy this evening.

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