Henry S., age 25, Michigan

It has been a pleasant day and the sun has shone.  I wrote and worked at Bookkeeping all the forenoon.  Made out a specimen of the Work for exhibition.  I am afraid I will never be able to do such writing as I would like to, as my arm seems to get nervous and I am at times afraid I will have the Writers Cramp.  I called at Mr. Morrow’s this afternoon, and them went in to my house and got some things.  I went up town tonight and got the mail, I received the Leader, which had some news in it.  I mailed a letter to Kate.  I send her one every mail.  I hope I will hear form home Wednesday.  I get pretty anxious sometimes.

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