Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Went to the store again today.  Irvie went up with me, and stayed in the store a little while, then he went off canvassing.  I had to send a telegraph message off today, and receive one also.  I got along all right with them, but I can’t be anything of n operator with no more practice than I get.  Irvie got lost in the woods today and had a wandering time of it, his feet are pretty sore tonight.  It tried to rain last night, and is trying to tonight.

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