[Apostle Wilford Woodruff]
... When I arived at the well I found an + Ass or Donkey had walked down to the stone steps looking down into the water and Braying for some one to Come & water him. His Call was louder than any animal but an ass Could make. I took my bucket and Carried him several Buckets of water which he drank greedily and when He was Satisfied, He bowed his head as much as to say thank you sir and went off happy. We watered our team returned to the waggon & Camped. 25 M.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]