Henry S., age 25, Michigan

Practiced writing as usual this morning.  I hope I can someday make some to pay for the time I am spending in this way now.  Fred Neill cut the buckwheat today and I helped him bunch it up.  Went to the saw mill this afternoon and took one of my little quart baskets, which Mr. Neill case and myself took apart and examined, talking about the prospects for a factory to manufacture them here.  We both think it would be a good point.  I bought some windows of him to put in the kitchen.

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