May 16 – May 20 1855

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May 1855

to set up our knew pipe & hose
there has no gold got today

Th 17          it is not necessary to say
anything about the weather as
it couldnot be finer, shaw &
others, set up our old hose & pipe
down on his & Dueslers claim
& made a commencement at pip
ing. I & Duesler finishd the new
hose & expect to set it up on tomorrow
at our old diggins. John & Roister
got gold 39$. Lawrance & shults
is taking it out every day
I thought several times to day
of making a guess what day is
in this month. I would see my
wife right here. But before I
came to any conclution as to the
day. I could not determine
cash paid for nails 75 cts for company

Fr 18           I dreamd Last kt of seeing my
wife I thought she found fault
of me because i did not speak to
her sooner did not know she was

May 1855

about. I awoke & felt disappoin
ted to know she was not in sight
or even with us to scold me but who can
stand it. we are doing consider
able work but no gold to day.
the wind has been blowing all day
but still & calm at kt —

Sat 19         raining & snowing all of to day
cold & chilly. I went down to the
point. A.M. to attend the sale of
Freers interest in the water ditch
Dept Sheriff Neal sold the interst
at 1.o.c. P.M. I was the purchase
being the only bidder, at 15$ for
John came home at dinner
& went out to work. we let the wa
ter on our knew hose & pipe dose
not shoot as strong as was ecpected
got gold to day 2$ —

Su 20          The ground is coverd with snow
& snowing a little this morning &
the sun peeping out at intervals

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