Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I got up and built the fires this morning.  I went out to Fred’s farm with him and helped him to cut and saw up some Banwood trees.  I [sic] has been thawing some today.  I went up to the store after dinner, took up some butter for Mrs. Neill and got her some things.  Taught my classes as usual.  The writing class is dwindling away.  I can’t keep up the interest someway.  I guess I won’t ever teach again if I can get something else to do.  I work hard enough but it seems to be for naught almost.  I studied telegraphy some.  [Cha…?] Case told me he should want me to work in the store while he went to Milwaukee next week.

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