Mr. Bradford came on this morning and plastered the cistern one coat, this forenoon. I had all I could do to keep him supplied with mortar. I had just water enough. Mr. Bradford went to the Court House to do some work as soon as he got through here. I went to the creek and got a half barrell [sic] of water just before noon. Commenced to make the eaves trough this afternoon. I got 2 made and painted. There came up a big wind with a fog from the north-west, which made things jingle for a little time. It finally settled down into a good rain. I caught the tubs full of water and filled the barrell [sic] too.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)