October 14 – October 18 1855

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Oct 55

Su 14th     Lloyd was dead & for me to
write to her immediately. I bau
ght ball cotton twine & all 1$ for
I & John & 2lbs coffee & 2 small cab
bage had 1$ for the compy & a large
sledge hammer 4 1/2$ for compy
after supper I wrote Martha Lloyd
a letter about her Johnny —

Mo 15         we were in no great hurry to get
out to owrk this moring we set our
sloos boxes a new as the tailings was
about to cover them up at the lower
end, to run the dirt off in the fork
of the two channels, we got ready by
noon P.M. Jack went down to the
point to get a mule ride over to the Am
vally, we three went to work the water
soon gave out, we got gold 4$
Jack maild the letter to Martha Lloyd
to kt John & Bill has gone down
to the point ime all a lone

Tu 16          the weather so dry & not water
to half works makes the time pass
of heavy indeed, & no letter from
wife for moore then six weeks. I
have to content my self with hoping

Oct 55

for better times here after, but what
is it or why is it I do not get a letter
from wife, well I do not know
we done what we could at mining
& that was little & less of gold only
2 1/2$ I.C. Lewis came early to se me at
the diggins to borow 500$ to buy ground
but it was out of my power to accomodate

We 17         it is quite warm & pleasant
for the season, & I suppose will continue
untill it rains, we work a little
at mining & the amt of gold is
still Less only 1 1/2$ to day, we have
struck a bad streak. This after
noon we put a piece of timber
a cross the other cabin on the otp
logs & races to hold up the rafters
in case of a heavy fall of snow—

Th 18          still verry pleasant, some hazzy
or clowdy mooving to the south, not
likely to rain unless they change right
about. I got ready to work when
Tom Jennings & Duesler came to
the diggins to see about getting
money to borrow it. I told them
my terms & tom said he must have it

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