August 25 – August 30 1855

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August 55

Sat 25         a man by name Frank Walker went
up to the drige that casses feather river
above Nelson creek stripd off to take
a wash & made a dive struck his
head against a rock, those present
becaem a larmd on account of his
long absence under water & then see
ing the blood in the water next saw
him strugling. They sprang in & hand
ld him out. That was on Friday eve
ning 24th & this evening he is dead
Root was seen cambling witness Rositer

Su 26          we were late getting up as it was late
before we went to our bunks, when
breckfasted we started up the ditch &
then up to spring in the mountain
the coldest water naurally I ever dra
nk for august. we claimd the water
& surveyd the rout. we came home
took dinner & went down to the point
got some Beef & vegetables &c & ground
Johns ax & the hatchett. I red for
my lesson the 3 first chapts Revela

Mo 27         we moovd our pen stock up the
hill some to get the full length hose
strate in a line they will not be so apt to
burst the pipe shoots harder. Hanibal
Bray came up to see us. so I left the 6

August 55

other two at work, noon came & we
all four went & took dinner. after i did
some mending on the hose & then went
home with Bray, his water faild
so that he cant work, he shewd me his
diggins & fixtures. I got hom as John
arrvd from work we got gold 5$ no good

Tu 28          i was up at day light. I saw a
rat in in the cabin I calld up John
& we killd him, we put in out tim
at work verry constant we got 24$

We 29         the weather clear & delightful
you are not disagreably warm is
it not strang you scearcly even here
it thunder our work is pretty
mutch the same. I did some cut
ting & burning of a small heap of
logs & trash, the washing were going
on we got gold 15 1/2$ mutch better
than I expected. after supper I left
John Triming a harm that the rats had
knowd considerable, to put on to boil

Th 30          after a harty supper a hard
days work I am setting in my
cabin a lone & making this entry

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