Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I have been working in the hay field for Fred Neill today.  It has been an awful hot day and we all nearly bushed.  I took Jimmie out there and put him in the barn.  Have drank[sic] lots of water from Fred’s magnificent springs.  Couldn’t eat much dinner, too hot.  Soaked my feet in cold water at noon, also my head, made me feel better.  I have been stacking, it is the first I ever built, and I hope the last.  Have got to go to the creek tonight for water to wash in etc.

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