June 8 – June 11 1856

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June 56

Su 8             after mutch time & trouble we
got out cattle a cross Feather Ri
ver old Rock one of the oxen
quite gave out, I then pd John
Thompson 269$ money loand
me 23rd oct 55.. seven & 1/2 months
interest at 2 per cent per month 40 1/4$
in all 309 1/4$ we then put for the
Am Ranch. we left old Rock at
ao the Ill Ranch about sun set
& arrivd at home a little after dark
the whole amount pd out for our selves
& cattle 21$ since we lef H.P. —

Mo 9            I had the pleasure of sleeping
with my wife Last kt, all right
breckfast over & consulting Wm
Rains e concluded to go over
to the Massack ditch & diggins
I, Bill & Tom saddled our po
neys & set out arrivd about noon
& tide our horses out to grass & put
for the Brush camp, took dinner
Bray & others, & then to work, 4 to dig
ging the ditch, & I & Bray to grading

June 56

the floom & late Rains took the
horses home to American Ranch
he allso give me 10$ for halling
plank for our company up there

Tu 10           I slept in company with the rest
on a Brush bed in a brush camp
Last kt we were up early & soon to
to work. I & Bray to making boxes
& setting them to run water throu
gh into the ditch the other three
to digging the ditch at noon Bill
came over & brought 6 tbs nails for
the company. got of mine.. after
dinner. I & Bray fixed all the box
es & troughs & turned the water in
up at the head of the ditch to keep
it soakd & the Boxes tight untill
we are ready to let it through the
new ditch. Late I pu for home
on Bills Mare arrivd after dark

We 11         Last kt I again slept in the
ame bed with wife, breckfast over
I went up town.. There I met
with Bob Elliot & gave him
my note for 500$ payable in 60 days

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