Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I have been very busy all day getting ready to start for Benzonia tomorrow.  Pa is going to take me and my things to Plymouth where I will take a freight car and go to Manistee with the pony and drive from there.  I went over to father Queal’s and got their “jogger,” so Will can drive Jimmie to Plymouth.  I visited with John Williams a while at noon, but I have visited but few of my friends here this time.  Henry and Nellie were over a while tonight.  It has sprinkling some today, but did not rain much of any.  Kate and I packed a barrell[sic] full of cans and jars of fruit, butter, etc.  I have my satchel nearly ready.

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