Went to the store again today. Irvie went up with me, and stayed in the store a little while, then he went off canvassing. I had to send a telegraph message off today, and receive one also. I got along all right with them, but I can’t be anything of n operator with no more practice than I get. Irvie got lost in the woods today and had a wandering time of it, his feet are pretty sore tonight. It tried to rain last night, and is trying to tonight.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)