May 19 – May 24 1858

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May 58

helpd the water in the ditch to
Bring the sloos box down to dig
gins, but it was raining to ha
rd, so we left of & went to cabin
got dinner. we all staid in as
it continued to rain the evening

Th 20          Jake & Mc was sloosing down
this fore noon p.m. were shoveling
in for pay. I & Bill put in too
sloos boxes in a head of the rest in
the cut. p.m. late we were pipe
ing down, raind & sun shine
all day at intervals, no gold today

Fr 21           sun up, Jake getting breckfast
as usual, that over we. I & Bill
to pipeing down. we tride out
boxes for gold at noon but got
none so I closd work at this pla
ce at Kt, Jake & Mc got gold to
day & finishd the place p.m.
the moovd down to another spot

Sat 22        we all four workd at the
same place sloosing down go
some gold. a.m. after did not work

May 58

John came over by noon & led
Carters mare for me to ride over
to Quincy whitch I did this p.m.

Su 23          all the American ranch hotell
with my wife & John. alls well
not mutch doing in the way of
hotel keeping. I spent the day in
talking politicks & so on, it raind
quite a shower at Quince on
yesterday evening before I got there

Mo 24         I gave John 60$ to pay off
manges in Mville I got a letter
from him & H.P. stating there was
due yet 55$ I then left for the imi
nes on foot in compy with 4 ot
hers & carried a large rope, we got
over before noon. took dinner
I & David Thurington went up the
ditch & up the mountain on the
snow hunting for the blue lead
we Brot home a mess of wild onions
it raind quite a shower before we
all went to bed, the boys we sloos
ing down today, got no gold

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