Henry S., age 26, Michigan

I measured the wood cut and went over and paid Mr. Olson for doing the work then I made roads to it so I can draw it out as soon as I get time.  Received a postal card from ma tonight and Kate had a letter from Nellie.  I received my Nov. Art Journal and a sample copy of the Western Penman.  Kate is not feeling well lately and I wish we could live nearer home.  The worst wind I about ever saw is raging tonight, so I did not go to Literary Society.

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