December 21 – December 25 1854

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Dec 54

catch him again. he is free
again except a collar his neck
& some little chan to it. we did
nothing at mining. I & John
was getting wood we cut up
the tree that lay just behind our
cabin & split some of it &c

Fr 22            Last kt a man came up af
ter shaw to go down to his
ranch, accordingly this morn
ing he started. Hanibal Bray
came up according to appoint
ment two others & my self took
a tramp over the mountains
but made no knew discoverys at
home 2 p.m. eat dinner & split wood
untill kit.

Sat 23         I & John Lloyd & Lawrence
was all at work had pleanty of
water. J & I got gold 7 1/2$ L & C
was not weighd some clowdy

Dec 54

Sun 24       warm & clowdy wind blo
wing from the south I sp
lit some wood that lay near
my door & pild it up in antis
ipation of rain & snow &c
I finishd my 16th letter to
my wife & went down to the
point & maild it 25 cts & got
a letter 50 cts from H.P. acknowl
edging the receipt of a check
for 1500$ &c got John a hick
ry shirt 1$ & then got drink
& went home for whiskey 3 1/2$
i did rong I own up & ask for forginveness

Mo 25         christmas morning up before
ay built on a fire would like
to catch my wife again in a
christmas gift a little two fare off
clowdy & wind blowing from south
my lesson 8th chapt of Mark
all four went to work I & John
got gold 57 1/2$ raind some

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