December 14 – December 18 1855

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Dec 55

Fr 14            I found all well. John &
Rains & James Shults is board
ing with us. The snow is about
one foot deep here after setting.
The boys has not been able to do
any work in the diggins since
Ive been gone on account of wa
ter, the sun has shone out most
of the day, but looks rather stor
my. We made a road betw
een the cabins & to the ditch to
get water. The boys halld up so
me wood. I tool a warm ba
th last knight & slepd fine.

Sat 15         Commensd snowing early last
kt, this morning the knew sno
w was 6 inched deep & continu
ed snowing & misting all da
y. We don’t so mutch as think
of going to work & eat twice a day.

Su 16          Rains & Shults did not
come home Last kt, but Shults
came early this morning and
says bill is Drunk. I read

Dec 55

six of the last chapts of Paul
to the Romans after breckfast
I, Dave & John set to work and
made four pair of sno shoes out of
hoops & flour sacks, in ten
ding to go after wife & Lizzy as
soon as the weather is favourable.

Mo 17         Clowdy & misty all day we were
fixing up our snow shoes. Af
ter noon I, John & Dave went up
the ditch to see after the water, it
is making its way down 1/2 mile
from the reservoy. Our snow shoes
is verry imperfect from trial made.

Tu 18          Up befor light two hours & bre
ckfast over waiting for day. Clow
dy, John started for Quincy to
get the clerks certificat of release
of I. T. Pratt & D. H. Smith from
continuing my security any lo
nger as guardian for my son
John as he is now of age. The
sun shone out all day.
I was fixing snow shoes

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