Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It was raining when I woke up this morning and has been at it almost all the day.  The drouth[sic] is now broken and I hope will stay so.  We have got some water in our cistern now.  I practiced writing some this forenoon.  Began to work up stairs finishing off the wood work, this afternoon.  I went up town this evening to mail letters.  I ordered a stove for use next fall an winter.  Walked back with Mr. Huntington.  Have been writing some this evening.

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