August 15 – August 19 1855

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August 55

We two bits. we run the bed rock
out of the Ground & came to where
the channel split we quit the one
on our left & followd the one on our
right. we had to set out boxes
a new & made a commencement

Th 16          we are at work a long side
where John & old Lloyd work this
time last year, but I fear there
there is not so mutch gold to be
had as was then at least our day
work is quite slim only 9$ —
I dreamd of wife the last two kts
in connection with some other
young woman the first with
Lizzy & last kt. Miss Jes cannon

Fr 17           we have run our diggins to
the top of the ground, what I
would call entirely out of gold
we scrapd & cleand about & only
1$ by noon so we concluded to
moove our tools & set to work
P.M. to clean the brush off the
ground claimd by Rositer, down

August 55

below where we first commensd
on these claims. I was mending
a piece of hose to lenthen those
we are at owrk with for the pur
pose to get head on thepipe. I
Dreamd of G. Toppass. I thought he
was broke & that his sisters broke
him, I still think of two woman
& I hope they will make their appear

[sideways]
ance soon

Sat 18         we was till noon cutting & bur
ning brush & small logs on Rosi
ters claim P.M. mending up heap
& cut a small ditch to run the wa
ter on the diggins & clowdy all
day & sprinkled a verry little this p.m.
we quit work mutch before sun set
& all took a good wash as we were
quite black & dirty. after supper
went down to the point quite
late when returnd to our cabins

Su 19          raind some this morning be
fore daylight to cover the dust
a little we were rather late getting
breckfast I & Rositer went down
to the point, I took dinner with

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