Henry S., age 26, Michigan

I commenced to dig potatoes in Fred Waters’ field this morning and kept at it all day, getting about seven bushels in all.  I would not like to give much for what are left and he planted ground enough for 100 bushels.  It has been a pleasant day, but the air has been pretty cool.  The thermometer stood just at the freezing point this evening.  I tried to practice writing this evening but I am too tired to do anything at it.

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