Irvie went over into Eden to canvass this forenoon. I commenced to dig in a place in the woods where I thought there might be water within a few feet. Irvie and I both dug this afternoon but I gave up the business when we got down 12 or 14 feet and no water. After supper we went to grubbing and cleaning up back of the shed. Irvie is helping me a good deal about my work.
*(R. Henry Scadin Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville)