Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It was zero weather when we went to bed last night, but was 6o above when I got up this morning.  I [sic] began to storm and snowed some nearly all day the ther. Went up to 20o above.  I wrote copies and studied Bookkeeping all the forenoon.  Went to the office and studied telegraphy after school.  Mr. Case did some “writing” on the key and I tried to read it.  I could get some of it and as I have spent but little time on it as yet, I feel encouraged to think I can learn it.  Fred and I called at Mr. Case’s this evening and had a visit with Mr. Will Case.  He showed us some of the C.L.S.C. books that he is reading.  their Astronomy seems to be a fine work.  I must wash my feet now and go to bed.

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