April 20 – April 23 1856

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April 56

Su 20          We all mended up the
log heaps. John & Joe came
over yesterday evening. I pd
Allford 10$. I pd Frank Goble
25$ pd Cross 1 1/2$ pd Elliott 2$
& collected 3$ from Dickenson
& got 3 dolls from John.
After dinner I, John, Joe &
Kyler started for my old ca
bins arrivd before sunset.
Wife gave me 12$ & I gave her
5$ I think it was on Friday.

Mo 21         I slepd in my old bunk with
John. Breckfast over I, Dave &
Kyler went down to Rocky
Bar took dinner with the
Sterlings. P.M. Sherwin
came down & proposd to extend
his floom if the miners on
the Bar would agree to pay him
1200$ when the water was ready
for minning & he would pay
two per cent per month until

April 56

in water & then we were
to pledge our selve to take 1300$
worth of water & lumber to secure
him from loss. We went up to
Foxes supd, staid all kt. Breckfa

Tu 22          sted & went down to the Bar again
talked with the miners & all concl
uded to accept Sherwins proposi
tions. Dind at Foxes. P.M. closd the
bargain, pd by bill 2 1/2$ to Fox
started for home. Stopd a while at
the diggins with John, got home
at sun set all well or nearly so.

We 23         Set a log heap on fire in the
barn lot & rakd up a lot of trash
& burnd it. I & Frank was building
a plank fence in front of the barn.
Rains halld one load of fencing plk
& posts then halld rails for a peti
tion fence in the front pasture. I
sent Lem over to Rocky Bar to fill
my place & gave him 10$ part pay
for work done on the Ranch.

Th 24          We was building fence. The
kts verry cold. Bill halling rails.

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