January 17 – January 22 1856

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Jan 56

Th 17          of Blood & Compy at 75$, then
went back to Quincy staid all
kt with Duesler.

Fr 18           Still cold & clear last kt, & wa
rm to day, after consulting a
bout some old Law business &
other things we then started for
home arrivd about 3 p.m…….
rather too cold for mine.

Sat 19        Cold & frosty last kt & not ver
ry warm to day though the sun
shone out bright & clear all day.
We all were putting in our time
about the new cabin. P.M.
Hossulcutch brought a cook
for us but we had to hall it up
on a slyd from the road, we
set it up but got a hole to put
through the roof for the pipe.

Su 20          Cold last kt, the sun shone
out warm A.M. after breckfast
we set to work & fixd up the
kitchen, wife & Liz got dinner on

Jan 56

the stove & moovd the tables & cook
toold in the kitchen. Clowded up this
p.m. I read the three first Chapts of
paul to Thimithy first. We
knockd up 4 old sloos boxes
and got gold 4 1/2$.

Mo 21         Clowdy then sun shone out
P.M. clowdy again. John
Dave & Bill was mining all day
did not clean up. I was put
ting a cupboard made door &
hung it, put on wash boards.
H. Bray came up late P.M.
Staid all kt.

Tu 22           Snowing this morning & some
last kt. The 3 boys were cleaning
up bed rock till noon & got
gold 58 1/2$. I & Bray went out
to the diggins A.M. he then
went home. I was put ting up
some shelves in the kitchen.
It has been raining & snowing
all day & continues up to late
bed time.

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