July 29 – August 4 1858

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July 58

with me to know if he
must sell the mountain
Comps Ditch. I am too far
or too slow it was Fr.

Fr 30           we both took dinner at
Foxes cost us 3$ we then
went up to the diggins & Jake
allso, to gether up the tools
that done I & John started
for vally

Sat 31        John Thompson came
to see John If he could get
the ditch. a trade was condi
tionally made is to be back
on Monday next

August 58

Su 1             quincy is allmost deserted
times are hard and getting worse

Mo 2            Thompson came down
soon & closd the trade with
John, he is to give up3 of my
notes & get the 1/4 Massack ditch
& tools allso

August 58

Tu 3             I & Henry shoulderd our rifles
& came to my old diggins all is
quiet & still, Henry made bread
then we had our dinner with
out meet, we then went down
to the point, I talkd with ray
about the right he held smith
interest in Nelson Creek. Je let
me see the Bill of sale
we got some beef & came to
the cabbin & had supper

We 4           I calld to Henry to get up as
it was late. I slepd well enoughf
but was harrassd by dreams abo
ut my business affairs so I
was in a bad humor to wake
up having been troubld both
wake & asleep
Since the above date it would
be needless for me to attempt any
thing like a true statement of
facts. though I will endeavor to
state some of the most promin
it acts that has hapend up to the
present time.

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