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)