Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Fred and I went to church this forenoon.  It was pleasant, but the wind has felt chilly all day.  We did not stay to Sunday school, but came home and went to Fred’s sugar camp to see if there was going to be so much sap that he couldn’t take me to Frankfort in the morning, but there will not be and I am going to start if possible.  I went up and called at Mr. Waters a little while this afternoon to say good-bye.  Stopped at Mr. Cases as I came back and had a little sing.  Charlie Fitts was there.  I spoke to James Case about the private telegraph line between our houses and he seemed to favor it.  I hate to lose all I have learned about it.  Think we could put up a line for about $11 a piece.

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