January 23 – January 26 1859

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Jan 59

Su 23           footed it the rest of the way
pd 1$ for breckfast at Sabris
keys – took dinner as I traveld
on foot often bred & chicken
that Ellin had prepard for
me. I arrivd a few minuted
after the saddle train had
got in from the same place.

Mo 24         lodgeing & whiskey at the
Columbus house 1$ I supd
on my bred & chicken & was
off at day light for rabbit
the road from here on was cov
erd with snow & ice I beat the
train in 1/2 our I was at rab
bit Creek 1/2 past 10 a.m. I took
dinner on the road to Gibson
ville off my bred & chicken
& pound cake arrivd 1/4 past
2 put up for the rest of the day & kt

Tu 25          supper lodging & Breckfast
2 1/2$ after sun rise I started

Jan 59

for home against the heav
yst wind that Ive had to contend
with in these mountains, I got
the Nelson Creek before one p.m.
I wasted 1 hour here & allso at
onion valley & finishd my pro
visions as I passd my old diggins
& got to Quincy before sunset
& none to welcomb me home all
desolate dreary. I took supper
with Duesler & slepd in my
own bed all alone &c —

We 26         I Breckfasted with Dueslers
I turnd in at home for sleep
But our dog Grls was gone but
he came back & I calld him by
name he seemd to be well acq
uainted. I fed him is right
Big Kitty came in verry gla
to see me I fed him allso

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