December 11 – December 18 1856

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Dec 56

Th 11          on tusday last I weighd
166 tb, John 141 – HP 151 his
wife 114.. cleard up last kt
but the wind from the so
uth all day raind late p.m.
with hail… cleard off after

Fr 12           cold & frosty with ice
froze on thepools of water
John went to town I gave
him 1 1/2$ & loand out 3/4$si
nce I left home. I dave &
H.P. commensd to make a se
wing machine to scatter whe
at & Barley Dave is the Boss

Sat 13         I now do not reccolle
ct how I spent the day

Su 14          I & Henry was out on
his ranch we dug out
skunk for the dogs to kill

Mo 15         not doing mutch of
anything

Dec 56

Tu 16           has the appearance of
rain. I was out helping to
soe barly &c

We 17         raind last kt & this
forenoon. I have settld
a lawsuit between Henry
& Landice about land. the
lines run out & stakes set

Th 18           I & John went to town
to get ready to start for
Am. Vally I pd Hickman
50$ & got of Henry 25$ I
alls gotof H.P. 200$ to be pd
by Bourne in 30$ days – I pd
Tredwell 35$ & pd 5$ for garden
seeds. 3 1/2$ for goods for Liz
9 1/2$ coat gloves & penknife
4 1/2$ vest for John & 24$ to
ride up to Rabbit Creek. 1$
for supper. we slepd in the
Haun hotel hay yard

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