August 12 – August 15 1855

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August 55

Su 12          it was quite lat when we
breckfasted. I read the first Epis
tle of Paul to Timothy. I made
a pick handle. I & John started up
the ditch with tools & rifle, we laid
out & dug a ditch from the largest
ravine to enty in our ditch that
done we went home 7 had some
Dinner rather late. we next went
up the pike ditch & work on it
until kt & John to half soling
his gum boots. I cut & split
some wood. I took out the ashes
& got new and irons, built a fire &
tle of Paul to Timothy. while they
were Baking Bread & getting supper
& shed many tears of grief, while
thinking of our lonly condition &
that of my poor wife seperated
as we were. I tride to sing some
old fashiond hms but i am in a
strage land, my harp is hung upon
the ceades “O, weep not for me my

August 55

own dearst wife” in noting this dran
Ive shed tears that burnd my cheeks
as they pass down a mong the un
shaven beard, for nearly two years

Mo 13         I & John was taking our rest
after sun rise when all of a sudden
Rositer wrapd several times quite
hard we soon got ready for work &
fixd for cleaning up bed rock —
but it was not long before our wa
ter was made muddy by those in
truders till noon, soon after we
got done cleaning up. but it was
late before we got ready for piping
but made a start. we got gold 16$

Su 14          well we done a quat amt of work
with hose & pipe to have only got 2$
besides our water was made quite
muddy most of the day. I was up soo
ner this morning than previous ones
our notice was renewd up on the res
ervoy flat —-

We 15         Well we workd over condid
erable ground & did not make

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