Henry S., age 25, Michigan


When I was out to the barn doing my chores soon after 5 o’clock this morning, the sheriff came and summoned me as a juror, to appear at the Justice office at 1 o’clock this afternoon, he also summoned Fred Neill.  I went over to the Court house to get a letter mailed for Kate, and the clerk sent her some nice pond lilies.  I hoed some in the garden.  After dinner I went up town with Fred.  We both served as jurors, and spent a hot afternoon at the Justice office.  Walle Lewis was convicted of assault and battery, but the old Justice got milked up and what will come of it, I don’t know, but I done expect to ever get my pay for serving…

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