Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I rode Jimmie down to the grist mill to water for the first time this morning.  He seems to be some lame on the leg that was hurt the worst.  I went to church this forenoon and met a good many friends there.  It sprinkled a very little as I came home, but have not succeeded in raining yet.  I took the pony over to our place this afternoon and tethered him so he could eat grass while I looked around at things.  I wish I could have been ere two weeks ago so I could have [ha…?] things in for a garden etc.  Have been doctoring Jimmie’s leg today a good deal.

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