May 8 – May 13 1856

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May 56

Th 8             I & John was making fence
raind some this p.m. with
thunder & lightning.

Fr 9              Foggy this morning. I & John
at the fence. Finishd our part
this after noon, raind quite a
shower about noon. Bill made
a load of stake & halld them. After
dinner he set stakes till kt.

Sat 10         Early last kt thundered & Lig
htning with a heavy shower of
rain & hail. I & John was this A.M.
putting up fence. P.M. all three
of us was at the plank fence &
made a finish of it about dark.
I receivd 2$ for Ranching.

Su 11          The weather is quite warm &
pleasant. P.M. John & Bill
started for the diggins & drove
Terwillegars yoke of cattle
home that we had borrowd

May 56

or hired. Soon after they sta
rted Kyler came over from
Rocky Bar & then Sam Baloo
he came over for the purpose
of having out Sockum Ditch
surveyed.

Mo 12         No frosts of kts but war
m days. Baloo & three other
men went & surveyd the
ditch I was staing my new
plank fence. P.M. I was as
sisting our Lawyer to answer
a complaint in Law, late
Bob Elliott turnd in one yoke
to be ranchd at 4$ as per mon
th a head. Wife & Liz went
to a concert this evening.
I pd Cross 1/2$ for smithing.

Tu 13           I was staking plank fence
& putting strips on it. P.M. I
& Duesler went to Chapmans
to see a cow, but did not like.
I pd Willmand & Co 60$ on act
in store for goods.

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