Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It rained a good deal last night and this morning, soaking the ground up in good shape.  I picked quite a lot of cherries off from one of our trees today; they were excellent.  Kate put up a number of cans.  Mr. Bradford put on the second coat to my cistern this forenoon.  The little Hubbell boys thought they were helping me a good deal by sifting some sand.  I sowed grass seed on the Buckwheat ground this afternoon, and hope there will come more rain to wash it into the ground.  Hitched up and went up to town towards evening to get my mail and do a little trading.  It has been hot today.  I promised to work at the store next Monday.

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