Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It rained a good deal last night and the roads are kind of soft this forenoon.  It has turned cooler and is freezing tonight.  I wrote copies this morning and then shaved and went up to practice telegraphy taking my dinner with me.  I don’t have the help I ought to on the business, so that I could learn to read the sounds.  I went over to Mr. Waters and took supper and went over to Mr. Green’s to practice some songs for the teachers convention.  Mr. James Case was there and I had this company almost home.  The evening is a beautiful one.  I got two letters from Kate tonight, the latter one telling me to go into the store if I wish.  I think I will if nothing happens.

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