“my master told me to
Try if I Could make me a Spoon, and Gave me a hatchet
and told me he would assist me in it for he Said there
was nothing more Necessary for me to be furnished
with in my march, his orders I quickly obeyed, and
finished my Spoon with So much Dixterity, yt mymaster was Verey well pleased with me",
The Pote Journal 1745.