Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I spent the afternoon in doing various things, mostly working in the garden.  Went up town about 10 o’clock to look for work from Kate, but got none.  I was dumbfounded and feared something bad had surely happened, so I came home and worked hard until mail time, when I went up and got a letter from Kate saying she had been having the erysipelas, but was better.  I shall look for her each day.  I hitched Jimmie to the plow again this afternoon and began to plow up in the peach orchard.  It is pretty tough work, but I much get it done right away, think I can finish it tomorrow.  Ben[sic] very warm, threatened rain tonight.

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