Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Looked around Manistee to find a light rig to drive Jimmie in, but could find nothing to suit me.  I took my satchel over to the dock and sipped it to Benzonia by way of boat and stage.  I left there with Jimmie at 8:15 in the morning and got here at Bear Lake at about 4:30 this afternoon.  It was a long, dusty, tiresome walk, about 18 or 19 miles.  It made my throat ache badly at time, I did not think my sickness was going to affect me in any such way.  I got a lunch at Portage but could eat but little.  I guess Jimmie got some tired also.  I have him in a good place for the night.  I am at the Lake View house.  Took a wash all over just now.

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