January 23 – January 26 1856

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Jan 56

We 23         Snowd Last kt & is still at it.
I was getting wood to build a fire
I saw a kiota near our cabin
but he ran off. The boys went up
the pike ditch to stop the holes. They
soon got down a pipe head & to
spare. I was fixing the kitchen
door, P.M. I & Bill was mining, did
not clean up boxes, got gold 21 1/2$
John & Dave we mending up the
pike ditch this P.M.

Th 24          Cold & frosty last kt, but clowdy
this morning & cleard up but was
cold all day, all four was clea
ning up bed rock till noon & got
gold 30 1/2$. P.M. Dave went up the
pike ditch to stop a leake, and us
three to run the water in the deep
cut on the left, as the right hand
Channel is workd out, we were
the rest of the evening running
out snow & ice, & setting some
boxes, verry cold this evening.

Jan 56

Fr 25           Cold & frosty last kt & conti
nues so this morning, the boys
was getting wood by halling it do
wn hill on slydes, I took down
the first table that I put up in
53 to eat on, & put up a water she
lf in its place, & made a false
bottom for a sloos box. P.M.
we went out to the diggins
mended up two sloos boxes &
set them.

Sat 26         Still colder last kt than usual.
There is no water running in the
ditch this morning. After the sun
had warms up the atmosphear,
the boys were halling down some
wood. I & Dave went up th pike
ditch & stopd a hole made by
freezing up the ground, the let
all the water run out of the ditch
P.M. nothing done of consequence.
I & Raubs cut up a ceader stump that stood
partially under the entry. Frank Fox
came up to invite the women down to the

[sideways]
point to a private Party did not go.

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