May 14 – May 19 1858

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May 58

Fr 14            p.m. I was paning it out
Jake was cutting poles to put up
the floom, we all carried a box
this afternoon McNealy went
down to the point got back dark
there was 11$ 3 bits of gold about the
cabins that was burnt —

Sat 15         the Macks were putting up the lead
boxes to pen stock & digging a ditch
John came over with
100 bs. flour & 115 lbs. potaotes. we
gor gold this week 50$ 3 bits in all
Mack made a stool, Jake put
up a Bunk I made a lead box

Su 16          the Macks went a prospecting
I & Jake went out to diggins got
the picks took them to Blk Smiths had
three sharpd & hoe mended cost 2$
we went down to point settled with
fox pd him 45$ 3bits for goods
previously gotten & pd him 7$ for
Bill Mcmanaway & 20$ for John

May 58

– we then got 23 1/2$ of Grub that
is to be paid for. Mc came down &
helpd me pack them hom we left
Jake down there playing at cards
I saw 4 moore of the Maston family
fresh from Miss. to the American Vally

Mo 17         Jake & Mc ewere cleaning up done
well. I & Bill were curring ditches &
fixing to pipe a.m. p.m, we got
at it, but have not head enoughf

Tu 18           We went out to work, but fou
nd that we had not water enou
ghf to pipe & let the Boys have a
sloos head to run off top dirt. so
we took a cold dinner and all four
went up the ditch & repaird it.
took a Box out of it & stopd the
Brake & mended up the floom &c.

We 19         we took some rags up the ditc
h to calk the floom & threw out the
rocks & shoveld out the dirt in
places. by noon we had the water
running down again & Jake

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