May 14 – May 17 1857

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May 57

Th 14          Rains hunting ox, Lem sick
I went with H. Huntinton up to
meadow vally to see the water
privaliges we think we can make
the Ditch to the diggins
we all went to the show cost
me 3$ I gave Rains 2 1/2$ & Davy
1/4$ it was a poor concern the first
Ive been in the state –
I gave Bro Dave 5$ —

Fr 15           Lem still sick. Rains gone
to hall goods from Betsy town
up to the mountain house in
company with an other team
I went over to Nelson point
took dinner with moore at
my old diggins they are taking
out some gold. I went down
to R. Bar the compy took out to
day 450 $. Brewster pd me 30$
for hay

Sat 16         I had a verry bad kts sleep of
it early I & Dave went up to the

May 57

point. Brewster train came a
long I gave Dave 80$ to pay
A. Mengers for me. I then
had a settlement with Frank
Fox, still Due me 27 3/4$ I went
down to the Diggins again to
Dinner.. John got ready & came
home with me, we walkd up
to our old diggins, saddld up the
Black horse & home we went

Sat 17         I, John Duesler & Hunti
ngton went up to see the
new diggins on horses, we
we came back middle p.m.
took dinner, Lem went
with John part of the way
home to Nelson on horses –
Rains got home from the
mountain house with a
Broken wagon tongue &
brought 700 tts lime for Ha
den 10$ for halling it &c

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