I got up this morning before 3 o’clock and went with Fred to his sugar camp to begin evaporating sap with his new machine.  I came back to my house and began painting before breakfast.  I painted the most of the forenoon.  Visited the sugar camp about noon and had some syrup.  I went to the store this afternoon and clerked it.  I took a telegraph message after.  I got the Frankfort operator to get it for me and send it to me slowly.  It was my first.  I went with Fred to the sugar camp tonight and we were there until after 12 o’clock, which makes us a long day.  It has been warm all day.

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