Been hoeing for Fred again today. He had Ralph Balch there cutting his rats. It has been very hot and just after dinner, I felt the heat pretty badly. I drank a large amount of spring water, but it did not make me feel bad. Fred has one spring , which seems to have some iron about it, and it quenches thirst immensely. It rained a little just before we came home tonight. I feel as tired as I did last night.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)