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)