July 8 – July 11 1854

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July 54

Sat 8           tride before six jurymen as
the squire would not let me
have time to get counsild the
jury gave a verdict a gainst me
I have five days to take an ap
peal in. I spent 1 3/4$ for liquor

Su 9             early this morning I & John
started for the american vally
up to sister Betsys. I saw John
Case the lawyer & made an ara
ngement to take an appeal to the
county court. I then went in to
heare a Methodist preacher the
first of any kind since id
been in the county & that too
in my patchd shirt & holes in
my pants no coat on rest or
hand kerchief of any kind &
my old gum slippers & mining
hat but every chap threes in
his 50 cts when the hat came
around. There was four Ladys

[sideways]
and my butcher knife at my side

July 54

Su 9             present his text was Exodus
{keep the sabbath holy} I read
the XX chapt of Mathew after
servis was over I & John started
for Bradleys Ranch we look
dinner & started for home 2$ for
Dinner & 50 cts for preaching, we
arivd at home in good time & John
Lloyd had been down to the poi
nt & got a letter of date, May 26
541 to John, givin an account of
Tom Johnson Return to G town
this letter is from my wife

Mo 10         I went over to onion vally
to serve a prossess on the squire
of an appeal & give bond & pay
80$ cost. Dinner & whiskey 1 1/4$
& 1 1/4$ for camp kettle gold got

Tu 11          the Johns got gold 23 1/2$ & shaw
20 1/2$ & I was making some knew
sloos boxes as the bottoms of the
old ones is quite worn out
having been in use all most one
year, three I make now I indend

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  1. Not included in this collection.