Mo 22 I commencd to make sloose
boxes to run the dirt through
to catch the gold, to 1/2 gr letter paper 50
Tu 23 & We 24 We finished one set of
sloose boxes and set them.
Th 25 We commened washing for
gold we got today about 8$
Fr. 26 We got about. Clowdy all Day 30=
Sat 27 We “ “ Clowdy all Day 12=
I was the ballance of the week
making another set of sloose Boxes.
It thunderd powerfull & the lightning
seemd to blind me as it was right
before me on saturday night & raind
a very small shower. Not enough.
Come through my barkd roof bed.
On thursday night 25 there was a
ball givin by Dr Vaughn & partner,
at the mouth of Nel Creek on
a san bar built a temperary
house & dancd all night had about
15 ladies. John went down to
see after supper & got a letter
from wife of date June 27, 18531
giving an account of death of her
brother James Hurst & Mrs Smarr.
Sun 28 One hour by sun rise. John is
getting breckfast while I am
setting in my bunk writing do
wn the past events of the week
with wifes letter before me. John
& I went down before niin & cut mor
grass to fill up my tick, this eve
ning the company has split up in
messes, 3 in on 3 in another I & John
in the last. Supper is quite ready
- Martha Haun’s letter of June 27 1853 has been preserved and is available here.