Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I bought the most of my things over to our house today and am going to live here now.  I took dinner at Neill’s but ate my supper here.  Mrs. Neill gave me some butter and I brought over a couple of our cans of fruit.  I have had the pony here all day grazing around tied to a stake.  I went up town this forenoon and some me some things.  Called at Mrs. Water’s a little while.  I don’t seem to accomplish anything of any account.  I will be glad when Kate gets here.  I went up town again tonight to mail a letter to Kate and get the mail.  Jessie Neill and I ordered a fence pump together.  I am going to sleep in our house tonight.

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