July 5 – July 9 1855

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July 55

pay the supreme clerks fee
I then changd off 192$ in gold
Dust & left 150$ with Henry to
send to Dave as he has written
H.P. for money to come out to
cala again. slepd with Derick

Fr 6              I & shaw Breckfasted at, Franks
Resturan 3/4$ each & Baught a
clean shirt 2$ paid stage fare
on the old line to comptonville 3$
each eat dinner at, key stone
1$ arrivd in cantonville at 4 –
P.M. we lookd a round at diggin

Sat 7           at 8 A.M. paid for tavern
bill supper lodgin & breckfast 1 1/2$
& whiskey 3/4$ we started on foot for
spring vally shaws old ranch 6
miles arrivd at noon got dinner
supper Lodgin & Breckfast no char

Su 8             we set out on foot for Emrys
crossing on middle yuba1 2 mi
les down hill, stopd some time

July 55

untill stage came along pd 2$
each to nevada 13 miles. took
dinner 1$ each Cherokee diggins2 & ho
tell. this is quite a mountain
ous country & good diggins all
a long to nevada & this place is
a large mountain town & nothing
to keep it up but gold dust taken
out of the hills all around it
we arrivd at 3 P.M. & hunted up
the stage office registerd our name
for M. ville again to start at
7 A.M. on tomorrow pd 5$ each
for the ride, if we are fortunate
enoughf to get it in this hilly
country it is quite warm & dusty
& has been since we left home

Mo 9            pd for supper Lidging & Brec
kfast 2 1/2$ each we are now
ready to Leave for Grass Vally &
to Roughf & Ready and on to M
ville arrivd at 3 P.M. Dinner
at Empire Ranch 1$ each

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  1. A painting of Emery’s Crossing is on display at the California Historical Society in San Francisco. Consult the map for precise location.
  2. The town of Cherokee was named for its founders, the Scott brothers, members of the Cherokee tribe, and was located 2 miles North of Tuolumne City. The site is marked today by a historical marker. Consult the map for additional details.