Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I went up to the store this morning and worked hard all day, but the hours I was teaching, helping take the inventory.  We booked the Boots and Shoes, Crockery, and Groceries.  I brought home some old figs tonight that were pretty dry but still sweet.  Something ailed the telegraph line today as it refused to work until about night.  I wrote copies for my tomorrows writing class and also began a letter to Kate tonight.  Jessie cracked some of the hickory nuts I brought up when I came, and we ate them.  It has been quite cold today.  Fred has made preparations to go to Traverse City tomorrow with lumber for Will Case.  I am tired tonight.

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