August 2 – August 5 1855

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August 55

Th 2             we got but little out of them
John was cleaning up bed rock
in the middle set & got gold 25$
streater, the tx assessor came
to our diggins late & assist me

Fr 3              we are taking the world easy by in
bed until after sun rise (what a
bed) & then cook our own breckfast
this is what one would call a retired
way of living ime not fond of
company. shaw & lawrance came
to our diggins early they wanted
we sowld pay them off. before the
time. we concluded to do so if they
would knock off liberally for dis
counting we are to let them know
on sunday that busey day is this
country. we got gold 14$

Sat 4           I dreamd last kt that I was in
company with wife & sister Mary
on horse back. I was riding old
trump wife said he was nearly
starvd to death. I no not where we
were going I thought John was

August 55

riding his poney in some town, I
felt that wife did not treat me as she
ought to have done. she seemd distant
well we work steady & hard all day &
only got 26$ we have so mutch mooving
of boxes & hose & pipe we have a pleasant
haze at noon time, but no appearance of
rain. I so often think of wife will
she come out this fall with Dave

Su 5             well this is another sabbath ive
read 1&2 chapt of colosians it being
my place of reading. we next got
down our sand bottle & evtied ive
ct a pan pourd in quick silver & pa
nd out the sand & got out of the qua
ck siver 17$ & we rockd out of the
square box 5 1/2$ but stopd for the
want of a better rocker, shaw ca
me up to see if we was ready to let
him off so we all went down to the
point. I gave Rositer his shear of
last weeks work it being 41 3/4$. I then
collected 200$ in gold dust from John
Bass for the purpose of paying off

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