Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Pa was over to see us this morning.  Nellie is no worse and the Dr. said that if she did not take any cold she could soon be well.  It was concluded that we should not try to move, so I am going to stay here until danger is past.  I hope Kate and baby will not have the disease.  I helped mother Queal do the washing this forenoon and stayed awhile.  Ma gave me a pan of cookies and a cake of honey to bring back with me.  The baby has not been well today, her ear seems to trouble her a good deal.  I wrote a letter to Fred Neill this afternoon to let him know how we are situated.  It has been quite pleasant all day.

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