Henry S., age 25, Michigan

The clock alarm went off at 3 this morning, but Fred and I after listening awhile to the howling wind concluded it would be a bad day on the lake and went to sleep again.  Will have to wait until Monday before going home to my Kate, now.  I went to the house and packed, and tied up my trunk so it is al ready.  Went up town after breakfast and settled up some business, which I forgot last night.  Called at Waters’ a  while.  Had a kind of fear today noon and felt miserable, feel better now.  I made some ink out of a powder I received from Boston, it seems to be good ink.  I went up to the Court House and gave some to the clerk and treasurer.  The wind is cold from the north today.

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