February 23 – February 27 1854

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Feb 1854

Th 23          Though it melted away & fell off
the trees powerfull fast. We went
to work in the snow & got gold 42$

Fr 24           Another storm brewing clowdy
& cool. Got gold 9$. We wer ground sloo
sing in the after noon or eather
clearing away all day.

Sat 25         Commencd snowing before day & is
at it at 9 o.c. Dobson is mixing
up dough & John is cutting of the
hock bone of a ham to boil & Ive just
fixed up the fire & nothing these little
facts while I think & reflect of one that
I love & O. how I should like to see her.
We went to work. There was apile of top
dirt slid down last kt. That we had to
move. We shoveld it in the boxes &
the way it snowd on us till 2 p.m.
Sun came out & quit snowing. We was
wet & cold & hungry. We got gold 3 1/2$
Built a good fire changd cloths eat din
ner & then turnd out to get wood. I had
to shovl of the snow before I could cut
a back log. It commends snowing in
a short time & continued till kt. Now

Feb 1854

after dark Dobson baking bread John
cleaning out his tin kettle to cook a mess
of beans & I have just read the V
capt of first Cor. To the X & no noting
down that I may see how the time past.

Sun 26       Snowd all kt & all day. Dobson &
I went down to the point. I paid Roots
4$ for a long handle shovel & 75 cts for 2 lbs nails
& paid the smith one $ for sharpning pick.
I expected to get a letter but mail had not
come in. We waded back through the
snow in places & broke through & it
up between my knees & hips. It is not
cold nor has been for the quantity od
snow that is on the ground & falling
so often. It melts away nearly as
fast as it falls. The wind blows but lit
tle compard to other places & the days
are nearly allways warm. I shall read
a cap tot two & then got to bed as it is late.

Mo 27         Raind & snowd all of last kt. & continued
this morning until 10. o.c. & then it snowd
till after kt. Yes it fell faster than I ever
saw before. It is moore than hip deep.
We brought in out know patten riffle box.
I made some alterations that was all we
done to day. It continued snowing
till after dark & can’t say how mutch
longer

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