December 25 – December 30 1854

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Dec 54

in the four noon in the after
noon some cowdy at intervals
sun shine all clear at Bed time

Tu 26          cold last kt, charles allen
came to my cabin after dark one
of shaws friend. I hired him
to work for shaw while gone
so we three got gold 21$, it
snowd a little, p.m. & after
dark the ground is a little white

We 27         clowdy last kt but no snow
fell of consequence some clow
dy to day but quite cool. we
three got gold 10 1/2$.

Th 28          cold last kt, froze up the wa
ter entirely in the ditch, I John
charles, was cleaning off the
ground of brush & small trees
& burning some heaps that we
mad last winter. Larrence &
Lloyd was at the came. a.m.

Dec 54

. they went up to the rap before
dinner, another cat in it, af
ter dinner, then & John went
up to get it out, but chokd it
to death, its no account —

Fr 29           cold the water is still froze
up in the ditch, I & John were
getting wood to day —

Sat 30         last kt cold but warm
to day & some clowdy we ma
de a finish of cutting & split
ing wood done up in good
file, we went out & mended up
our log heaps. John washd
3 shirts towel & pair socks for
me & some for him self
he had cleand the table & fur
niture before, so we are
in good shape for the new
year, after supper I was
hd my self & then a pair
of socks & then to bed

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