August 3 – August 6 1854

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August 54

Th 3             This is the fourth week since
John receivd a letter of date
may 26th from his ma, a
difference of five weeks, my
letter gving an account of
James toppass being shot by
glass &c we got gold 25 1/2$

Fr 4              I commensd taking a cold
bath every morning, we
got gold 39 1/2$. Shaw & I
went down to the point af
ter supper I paid 3$ pole
tax & 1 1/2$ for bottle of bran
dy for John, I saw a
woman try to get a revolver
from her paramour to shot
a gambler for braking la
mp & spilling the greece all over
& her & cards. she cursd him
& then would cry. 1/2 dozen
china women came to the point
to day to let up trade &

August 54

Sat 5           we got out of the hard
servent where shaw & I are
at work. we all got gold 84$
after supper shaw John & I
and cook that is working for
Lloyd went down to the point
the women are gambling as
sundl with musick to draw
the crowd. The china woman
are campd on the sand bar of
Feather River to sleep &c —

Su 6             we all started for the amer
ican vally with 7 picks & a
Broken hoe to get Black Hawk to
fix them, we went over to sis
ter Betseys, we then went
back to Bradles & got dinner
1 3/4$, we got 5 picks & pd 7$ it
was clowdy all day & raind a sp
rinkle something to be wonded
at on our road home we pickd
& eat some ripe thimble berry.

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