December 19 – December 23 1856

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Dec 56

Fr 19           cold & almost slepp
less kt. I was up in time
to take stage, cold graound
froze ice on the pools,, we
Brecfasted 2$ on the road
we arriv at New York
house at sun set we then
rode on mules to colum
bus house arrivd 1/2 pt 8

Sat 20         verry cold last kt
supper Lodging & Breckfast
5$ we arrivd at R, Creek
at noon. I pd Cut. Ar
nold 71/4$ old act the
we set out for Gibsonville
Dinner 2$ then on to onion
vally arrivd at sun set

Su 21          here the snow is 7
ft deep at mosphere
quite plesant supper
bed & Breckfast 3$

Dec 56

we set out for Nelson
creek on the ridge snow
was soft & deep. down
the hill hard & slippry
arrivd at 11 a.m. took din
ner with Sherwin after
2 p.m. him & us on foot
for the Am vally arrivd
after dark found all well
but a lot of my potatoes
is froze.

Mo 22         verry cold weather
for the vally. I pd 30$
to the order of Conant
& put in my time anout
town & hard times at that

Tu 23          raind last kt & most
of the day nothing do
ing wife gave me 8 1/4$
clowdy & warm, Sher
win staid with us last
Kt.

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