July 15 – July 18 1857

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July 57

I met with Frank Powell
this morning at his stable
he did not know me at first

Th 16          Ive been late to bed and ear
ly to rise this morning I
was arousd by the bells ring
ing on act of fire, I got
up the fire was near by &
was soon put out an old
frame building consumd
I eat Breckfast paid my bill
7$ went aboard the
Cleo we wer off at 7 am.
for Mville, my passage
4$ 2 1/4$ for papers & 2 1/2$
for expences of convention
then for dinner on boat
1$ arrivd in Mville 5 p.m
I then went out to Jacks
Quite warm to day

July 57

Fr 17            I with the rest of Bro. Jacks
family were late in gitting up
Breckfast over. I & Jack went
in the Buggy to Capt Neys
ranch close By, Ney & his
Brother & us went in his mel
on patch and eat as many mel
lons as we wanted & took two
home with us, late p.m. Jack
& I went down in town & back

Sat 18         I & Jack rode in buggy to
town I bought 2 pair of leg
gins & 2 pair surrs for Bill &
lem cost 9 1/2$ I then gave
7 $ for 2 pair shoes for Liz
we went out to Jacks & all got
ready & went over th H.P.s &
I pd 1/2$ ferriage I staid the rest
of day & kt. Jack & women went
down to Westlenhavers
got quite a lot of peaches
& brot home for the rest of us

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