Henry S., age 25, Michigan

I have been sick all day with a fever and tonight I feel very weak. It began to rain about 11 o’clock P.M. and is misty still. I read Will Carleton’s City Ballads throught and feel well paid for so doing. 

I must soak my feet 

And go to bed,

To quiet the aching 

Of my head.

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