Henry S., age 25, Michigan

There was a big fog this morning when I got up, which kept things damp until now.  I plowed up a little patch of new ground this forenoon, it made Jimmie and I sweat like good fellow.  I planted melons and squash there.  I didn’t do much of anything this afternoon, felt too tired.  I went up town for the mail about 5 o’clock tonight, felt anxious to hear from home.  I got a postal from Kate saying she was all ready and waiting for fair weather, it was written last Wednesday.  I am afraid she is sick for last Friday seemed like a good day.  Shall look for a telegram tomorrow.  I received some sample pine, tonight, from A.S. Barnes & Co.  It has been a very warm day.

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