April 1854 Aside – September 30 1854

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Sept 1854

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April Directions by Givens
1854
To see that portion o Calafornia
which is desireable to settle in, start
from the Mission of San Jose, and
travel on horse back to Montery
passing by the Mission of Santa Clara
up the Pable valey to the Mission
of San Juan, then to Monterey
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Mo 25         I & the Johns went ot clean
ing out the ditch, by stoping
out the water & cutting out
the roots & shoveling out the
bottom. we have not got wa
ter sufficient to wash for gold

Th 26          we three are still at work on
the ditch P.M. Mcfall said
he would help us & did so

Sept 1854

I have a verry bad cold last
Kt. I lay with a wet towell on
my fore head, to ease the aching

We 27         I the johns & M fall still
at work on the ditch

Th 28          we four cleaning up
our ditch

Fr 29           we four finishd clean
ing our the ditch shale
came home because we had
to quit working the claim
we baught at sister Betsy
other men claimd it than
those we baught off so they
had to fork over our money
again at least 90$ & the 60$
on sunday next

Sat 30         after Breckfast I
and shaw started for the
new Diggins near snake lake

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