February 3 – February 6 1855

Previous Next

Feb 1855

Sat 3           we was piping off tailing
and pickd up 6 1/2$. I John
& shaw Lawrence is strippi
ng by him self Lloyd had
not got back from below

Su 4             afer Breckfast as I had pulld
of my hickry shirt & put on an
other, of Johns washing, ide
only wore it two weeks, as i
was dressd up & clean i went
down to the point, I still to
ught to hear from wife acco
rdingly I got a letter from
wife of Date Dec 22ond 18541
giving an account of some what
her trip to Iowa & the big din
ners &c &c and one to John fro
m his Ma written from Iowa
of date 24th Dec 542 cost 2$ the
two, giving an account of the
Iowa folks

two letters from wife

Feb 55

I was expecting to hear that
she was fixing to travel to
cala, but O the disappoint
ment, blackness, darkness, all
most ready to give up in dispare
this was one of those still delig
ghtfull sunny days, warm &
pleasant, as is so common
my lesson 1rst chapt Ephisians
I wrote 17th letter to my wife


Mo 5            we was piping off tailings
after mending our hose as
they were slipd off the pipe
& needed patching. p.m. a pi
ne burr run in the pipe it
some time & hard punching
to get it out pickd up gold 7$

Tu 6             we was as usual at ork by
times we had just fairly
got under way our hose bursted

Previous Next
  1. This letter has been preserved and is available here.
  2. Not included in this collection.