March 22 1855

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March 55

Th 22          beautifull & pleasant morn
after a few hours of broken sleep
I was up before day & calld up all
hands in booth cabins eat Breckfast
& I prepard to leave for Marysville
I shaw & john went down to the po
int. I gave Lewis H Bray & shaw as
security in my case with Lloyd for
1000$ & John was to weigh that sum
to shaw in dust to make the se
curityes good or safe I then got
the quire to make out the costs
whitch was 49 1/2$ that I paid the
justice & took a receipt for the same
I just then got a letter from HP
stating that I had gaind the
case with vaughn in the supre
me court. letter cost 5 cts. I bid
John & shaw good bye they start
ed home. I eat dinner with
Lewis cost 1$ with a heavy hard I
gazd at the high snow capd
mountain that lay before me
& then moovd steadly off to climb



over its height but before I had
near reachd its summit I dis
coverd that I had lost my old bu
tcher knife out of the scabbard
a scuffling through the hush
& snow as I had no father use
for the scabbard i took it off &
laid it in between two trees. I
made Gibson ville in good time
Though I would mire down
often in the snow I stopd at
the mountain cottage 12 miles
from home after dark I passd
a large house it seemd free to en
ter in I went & saw four mex
ican woman & a lot of Dirty
miners dancing after the set
was out men & woman went
up to the bar & took somthing
to drink next follow a stag
dance that out I left & went
to bed I rested but in different
ly

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