August 28 – August 31 1854

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August 54

Mo 28         and came home to dinner
& I tride to get lloyd home but
he could not make it then &
I frequently thought of you as it
was your birth day wife, we
were cleaning up bed rock & got gold 44$
it raind saturday kt last here &
snowd at onion vally a frost
sunday kt following

Tu 29           my potatoe tops have been
frost bitten, shaw & I got gold
29$ the Johns are stipping
after supper I & shaw went
down to the point. l loand
Green Mchatton 100$ & part
ley heard Able make a Dom
ocratic speech & saw a mob
pull down a china = house
or rather up set where it
& the china woman boo hoo
ing & old amy coming
along just at that moment
the crash of the house & a yel

August 54

of the mob. she sang out
oh Lord 7 fell in the arms
of her pare a mour. she
soon recovered again & went to
her cabin I suppose —
I pai 1 1/4$ for sharpening pick

We 30         shaw & I are still clean
ing up bed rock we gold gold
42$, the Johns are digging up a
big pich pine tree & stripping
shaws & I wint down to the point
after supper I paid 2 1/2$ for
half soling my gum boots

Th 31          I & shaw are werking over
the ravine that paid us so
well last fall as we have just
finishd yesterday up to it
we got gold 32$ & 23 of the
42 we got the day before was out
of the ravine where it had been
workd before. I laid in bed
so long last kt that I had the
back ache this morning.

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