Henry S., age 25, Michigan


I get up about 5 o’clock each morning now, but I don’t get much don’t in a day, somehow.  I went over to Fred Waters’ place and got Mr. James Case’s small drag, this morning.  I also loaded my mortar box on, which Bilderback borrowed two years ago.  I got my garden dragged in as good shape as I could.  Rode Jimmie up town just before noon and bought 25 ft. of rope to tether him out with.  I went over to see Mr. Olsen about getting my freight, if he goes to Frankfort tomorrow.  Planted a row of potatoes and sowed some lettuce and radish seed this afternoon.  Got some more potatoes out of the pot and put them in the stable.  I am staying at home this evening.  I got very tired by night.

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