January 27 – January 30 1856

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Jan 56

Su 27          Cold last kt, but the snow a
little softend from the rays of
the sun. John went down to
the point got some sole leather
1/2$ to put on his gum boots. They
had a Dewell & spree over the
Dutchman last kt & this morn
ing, I read the 9, 10, 11 chapts of
paul to the Hebrews.

Mo 28         Cold last kt but clowded
up & snowd all day lightly.
We all staid in the cabins till
noon. Bray & Sockuns came up
to see me, after dinner we three
started for the Sockun diggins
but staid all kt at the Illinois Ranch.

Tu 29          Raind but snowd most last
kt, after an early Breck fast
the compy started for the diggins
& water ditch 4 miles & then 2 miles
up it a good pipe head, we then re
turnd to Massac Diffins to ascer

Jan 56

tain if the miners would pay
us for the use of the water, they
said they do not want to buy water
so I & Sockum went up the ditch
again & let the water out so it wou
ld not run down to them. We then
went down below the partnership
ditch & turned their water out of our
ditch in a little ditch below ours
& started for home. I eat supper
lodged & breckfasted at the Ill. Ranch
Terwillegar put the aperahoes on two
pack mules for I & Bray to ride over
to nelson & him selfe on a horse.
I got home just before kt, wife
had scrubd the floor & hung up a
curtain a cross the cabin just in
front of our bunks, all nice.

We 30         Clowdy last kt some little fro
zen snow was falling on the roof
after I went to bed this morning
it is raining & continued all day
lightly. We all went out to min

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