February 3 – February 6 1856

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Feb 56

Su 3             I took an ax down to the point
ground it some, Bill & Shults
had ground 2 others & a hatchet….
I sold 28$ worth in dust, paid
Ritchey 7 1/4$ borrowd money &
pd for 4 lbs maild 1$, & sharpning 2
picks 1 1/2$ & pd Frank Fox 7 1/2$.
Shults got a letter for Dave from
H.P. of date Jan 26th 56 giving
an account of the Law suit be
tween me & Lloyd being decided
in my favor by the supreme
court of Cala, I jumpd & how
ld again & again until I was ho
arse. after supper I read the
3rd 4 & 5 chapts of Gen & of Peter.

Mo 4           Snowd last kt & this morning &
continued clowdy without sno
wing all day we were at min
ing & got gold 7$. Dave went over
to Quincy & returnd this evening.
I did some mending on the
hose to day.

Feb 56

Tu 5             Verry cold last kt so mutch
so that we cannot work. I
& Rains concluded to go over
to Sockum Diggins, we took
dinner at their cabin on some
cold scraps & dry bread. We then
went up the ditch to where our
partners was at work cutting a
new ditch. We all six went ba
ck 2 miles the cabin & staid
all kt and I slepd with John.

We 6           Still verry cold last kt but
the sun shone out out all day
but not verry warm. We enga
gd the water in our ditch to some
miners at 4$ per day. I turnd
the water in the disputed ditch
so they did not agree among them
selved so they did not use it. I
& Rains went up the ditch to its
head & stopd a leak, returnd took
a cold dinner & I was helping

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