February 11 – February 13 1855

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Feb 55

Su 11          cleard off last kt & Froze af
ter doing some needle work this
morning we four went out to the
diggins to see what harm was do
ne by the rush of water while out
there we pickd up 4$. we cleand
out Lawrances boxes & went to
the cabin eat dinner & went
down to the point. late int he eve
ning a man by the name of
cook, askd me to drink with
him & Vaughn -V- said he did
not ask Mr Ahun to drink with
him, I told. V. I did not drink with
sutch a man as he was he stepd
forward one step & said I was a
damd knave. I rose up ^ stepd
twoards him two steps. he drew a la
rge Bowey knife & said Draw
& come a head, he was Drunk &
Drinking he is two cowardly to act

Feb 55

so when sober. I felt verry mut
ch like killing the Rogue & mrd
er. but the thought of doing what
whiskey will soon do & meet a just
God. I pausd & reflected. I did not
come to this country to fight & take
my life against sutch great adds
he has nothing to live for but to get
drunk, this is the third time that
a deadly weapon has been pointed
at me, but not mutch sceard —
I got 1 1/8th sole leather 1$ – paper tax 25 cts

Mo 12         cold last kt, & clwoded up their
morning, we all four was
runing tailings off Lawrances
Diggins took out no gold to day

Tu 13          was making fals bottoms
or hungarian Riffles, I got them
made time enoughf to put them
in the boxes shaw & John was
cleaning up bed rock till noon

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