August 7 – August 9 1955

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August 55

in stead of 550$ the first of sept &
borrowd 104$ of John Thompson
besides I loand Rositer 60$ to pay
off Lawrance, the yanky knave
We 8 we went otu to the diggins
for the purpose of working, but
done verry little A.M. John
went to see Lawrance at the
Willow ranch to get 3/8 of 8$ that
Lar, washd out of a sand bottle
but he would not let him have
it so I went down & wade him
shell it out, a mean yankee –
well next this compy. said they
were going to work that ground
or die, so I told them I would
keep them from if i could. They
accordingly went to work again
they are using our water and
making it verry muddy. we
cleand out the ditch below them
that leads the seep water into
out hose & pipe. I took off a

August 55

piece of hose as they were two
long & had to sew on a short piece
& got all ready again for tomorrow
John pd the Bucks 1$ for whiskey
Th 9 we was at work in fare time
& let the water on our hose & pipe
but is was not long before the
muddy water was down on us
from the mines between our Re
servoy & our seep ditch. we was
compelld to quit work. we all
three went up to where they were
at work I told them that we was
compelld to quit work that they
mudyed our water so the seren
would choak up & the water run
over. They swore they would work
it or die. so old Lloyd was there
we started a way & he commensd
to talk. i went back & told a good
for nothing old murderer not
to open his mouth. I told him to
ask Jennings Clark what he was

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