Henry S., age 26, Michigan

The baby was sick the most of last night and we got a short amount of rest.  Neither of us went to church and it was a good thing as Kate was taken with a violent headache and has been sick about all day.  Jessie Neill and Grace and her baby were here a while this afternoon.  The wind is blowing a fearful gale tonight, which shakes the house “right smart.”  It has been warm all day.  I wrote a letter to ma tonight.

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