John Haun Account, October 1855

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Monday 1 – Worked only part of the day and got $3.50. Very warm today.

Tuesday 2 – Worked all forenoon and got $14.50. Warm as usual. Duesdler came up to the diggings and took dinner with us. All of us went to the Point after supper. I got a gun from Duesler and brought it up. Lloyd gone below &c. Nothing else today

Wednesday 3 – Worked as usual and only got $3. The drifters are about quitting their drift. Warm today. Nothing else today.

Thursday 4 – All of us started for the valley. We stayed there all day and took dinner at the American Ranch. We got home about dark.

Friday 5 – All of us went to the point in the forenoon and got back about noon, worked a little in the evening. A.J. Haun came to the diggings in the evening. Nothing else uncommon today.

Saturday 6 – All of us worked in the forenoon and we all went up the river above Bray’s to look at some diggings and got home about supper time. We killed some squirrels &c. Nothing else of importance today.

Sunday 7 – Took a walk around the diggings and to the reservoir, killed some squirrels and renewed Dueslers notice. Went to the Point after dinner and stayed until night. Went to Columbia Flat to look at the diggings but we could not make a trade with any of them. Nothing else today

Monday 8 – Worked in the forenoon, and Bill and I worked a while in the evening. Pa and Jack went up to Brays diggings to see if they could buy an interest but they did not succeed. Nothing else today.

Tuesday 9 – Worked in the forenoon as usual. Bill went to the valley early in the morning did not clean up today.

Wednesday 10 – Worked as usual while the water lasted. Mrs Fox, Mrs Edwards, Mr. Edwards and McGuire all took dinner with us. Cleaned up and got $7. We all went to the Point. There was a ball given by Root. We found Bill there and he came home with us I looked at them dance a while. Nothing else today.

Thursday 11 – Worked as usual and took out $12.50. Nothing of importance today.

Saturday 12 – Worked as usual and did not clean up today. The water very slick. Renewed the notice at the reservoir. Nothing else today.

Sunday 13 – Took out about $17. Bill and I went up the ditch but found no leaks only in the flume. Nothing of consequence today.

Sunday 14 – We all took a walk across some ravines beyond the diggings and around home. Went to the Point after dinner, except Jack. Got some beef, cabbages and a sedge1 for $4.50. Pa got a letter from Lloyd’s wife wanting information of John Lloyd. Nothing else today.

Monday 15 – Worked in the forenoon. Set boxes and cleaned up in the evening and got $4. Jack went over to the Illinois Ranch to see John Terwiliger. Bill and I went to the Point after supper. I got an old gun from Duesler. Nothing else today.

Tuesday 16 – Worked in the forenoon and went out. Time enough to clean up in the evening. Pa and Bill hued out a pole to brace up the roof of the cabin with.  We got about $2. Very poor indeed.

Wednesday 17 – Worked in the forenoon and cleaned up in the evening and got little or nothing. Old Lockham came by the diggings in the evening.  Pa and Bill put the brace under the roof. I fixed up my gun and Bill Killed a chipmunk with it. Nothing else today.

Thursday 18 – Worked in the forenoon as usual. Jack came back about noon from the valley. Duesler and Jennings came to the diggings in the forenoon, also John Lewis. Pa and Jack went to the Point after dinner. Bill and I ripped up some old hose. We cleaned up but got nothing of consequence. Nothing else today.

Friday 19 – Worked in the forenoon as usual. Fox took dinner with us we set penstalk and boxes in the evening. Cleaned up in the forenoon but got but little. Cleaned up in the evening, also. The wind blew, but no rain.

Saturday 20 – Worked as usual and took out $16.50. Nothing of interest today.

Sunday 21 – I stayed about the cabin in the forenoon. James Shults came up and took dinner with us and we all went to the Point. Stayed until night. Nothing else today, uncommon.

Monday 22 – Pa and Jack went to the Point after breakfast to see Bray to get some money of him but they did not succeed so he took some coarse gold we had. Him and Duesler started for the valley but Jack did not go. He came up home about supper time. Tom Jennings came to the diggings in the forenoon and stayed until after dinner and went back or the Point I do not know which.

Tuesday 23 – Bill and I worked while the water lasted in the forenoon. Nothing else. Jack started for the valley after breakfast so as to meet Pa and Duesler at the Illinois Ranch and then to look at some diggings. Worked in the forenoon as usual. I renewed the notices at the reservoir.

Wednesday 24 – Worked in the forenoon and usual and made nothing of consequence. Bill and I went to the Point in the evening and got Timberman’s saw. Got a couple of letters for Pa and Jack. Nothing else today.

Thursday 25 – Bill and I worked a little in the forenoon but did not clean up. Pa and Jack came to the diggings as we were going to quit. Pa and Jack went to the Point after dinner while Bill and I sawed wood. Nothing of importance otherwise today.

Friday 26 – Bill and I worked in the forenoon and got one piece weighing 2 oz and $9. All of us except Pa commenced sinking some holes on the hill. Jack and I commenced one at the head of the ravine that runs by the cabin. Pa sewed on the hose today.

Saturday 27 – Bill and I worked in the forenoon but made nothing. Went to sinking our holes in the evening. Joe Grenny took dinner with us. Nothing else uncommon.

Sunday 28 – Bill and I set some logs afire at the upper diggings. Came to the house and brought some plank and old leading troughs and commenced renovating the cabin and fixing it up a little. worked all day hard. Nothing else of interest

Monday 29 – Bill and I worked in the diggings in the forenoon at a stump made nothing, of course. We set up a windless over our shaft got ready for work. Nothing more today.

Tuesday 30 – Bill and I worked at our shaft and struck the bedrock in the evening a little before sunset. Did not wash any of the dirt. Came to the cabin and sawed up some logs for wood. Pa and Jack came to the Point as we went to the house. No more today.

Wednesday 31 – Sawed and got wood all day. Pa sewed on the hose. Very cool in the morning, ice on the water. Bill went to the point before supper. Nothing more today uncommon.

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