July 2 – July 5 1855

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July 55

Mo 2            at 1/2 past 4 we got in stage
for M ville took breckfast at
Ny york ranch 1$ & dinner at
peoria house 1$ and in M ville
by 3 P.M. verry warm in deed
murcury at 105 in the shade.
I saw H.P. late we started out
for the ranch I gave a hack
man 1$ to hall me out to the ri
ver. all will but thin of flesh
Jack harvesting with 20 hands
will get his grain cut this week

Tu 3             I & the Judge went to town
staid all day took dinner at
Franks resturant cost 1 3/4$ for
wine & H.P. soup & whiskey 1/2$
late P.M. I & shaw started for
the ranch arrivd at sun set

We 4            this the fourth we staid out
all day & helpd to fix a force

July 55

pump in H.P.s will to throw
water all over his Dwelling
house & around it. at 3 P.M. i
Henry Cath & the children went
down to the simpsons & took din
ner had roast big & Fryde chic
ken &c. Thaw & Jack went to
town as there was no work done
we went to H.P. about sun set

Th 5             all hands to work shaw &
Jack came out betimes, after
Breckfast I shaw & Henry wa
lkd up to the field & saw
the hands cutting wheat, with
two reaping machines & 10 bin
ders. Jack & shaw went to town
in the old buggy. Henry & I rode
on horse back ferriage yesturday
= 1/4$ = dinner at franks 1 1/2$ I
paid for Henry & my self I
left 30$ with Haun & martin to

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