Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It was very cold this morning, 5o below zero at half past five.  I went up to the store this morning quite early, my fingers and nose got cold too.  I opened the safe this morning without any help, sent a letter to Kate this morning.  I wish I could go see her and our baby girl tonight but of course I cant.  I hope they are getting along all right.  I telegraphed with the operator in Frankfort again tonight, but couldn’t do much because they wanted to use the line all the time, and kept breaking us up.  I expect to go to Frankfort Monday and get acquainted with him.  I call at Mr. Waters and told them of my daughter, today noon.

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