October 2 – October 6 1855

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Oct 55

Tu 2          that Lloyd had left on yesturday
morning for sacramento to see
after his alw suit. I suppose it
is the best thing he can do to leave
here & never come back

We 3            the weather is quite warm & has
been for some days, we are not in
mutch of a hurry to get to work as the
water gives out in 1/2 days work we
do but little & get small pay, got gold 3$
we workd all togeather in the right hand
channell as we got up we shall qut it

Th 4             we started shortly after sun
up for the american vally. I
shot a squirl & father on I shot at
deer 150 steps & did not scear the an
imal. reloded & John was trying
to get near enoughf to shoot it
but off it went. I went over to
collect money that I had loand bro
the the parties was not at home. I
reported Buck to the prosacuting
atturny for gambling. we took
dinner at Wards 3$ for all, & went home

Oct 55

Fr 5              Breckfast over we all three went
down to the point no mail. I soon
got through my buissnes & went home
again Bill & I went out to the diggi
ns to set our sloos boxes in the left
channell as we go up, while at it John
Bass came over from the vally to see
me about the money he ows me & said
could not pay it before the 16th inst
he left & we finishd fixing & went
to dinner P.M. John & Bill let on the
water. we all put in for the rest of the
day a bout closing time Jack stood
on the Bank of the ravine singing
out we dropd all & went up to him
we shoppd & yelld no little. he said
he left all well & their buisness in goo
fix we went to the cabins took teag
Jack some word soon fell off to sleep

Sat 6           we breckfasted & then all hands
to work. Jack was fixd up in the
best suit gum boots & coat we had
to pare we cleand up at noon
& had gold 33$. after dinner we
all went up feather River to look
at some diggins. we returnd home
I shot two gary squirles on my way

[sideways]
home.

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