October 23 – October 27 1854

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Oct 54

Mo 23         fixing to make Leading trou
hgs the Johns were preparing
to owrk at there same place
Shaw & Lawrence was clean
ing off a new place to set
up sloos boxes for mining
near the willow ranch

Tu 24          Raind all last kt here &
snow can be seen on the
high mountains all round
the Johns were sloosing off the
top dirt. Shaw & lawrence
were setting up our sloos box
es near the willow ranch. I
was hewing out some planks
out of slabbs to amke leading
troughs A.M. P.M. made two

We 25         raining & snowing some
this morning the Johns &
Lawrence was ground sloo
sing all day. I & shaw were
fixing boxes & cutting a ditch
to let the water in so as to move

Oct 54

We 25         in our new place. I had some
words with a young man this
morning about a claim I told
him that he should not work
it I told him I could ship him
he said I had better try it I starte
d to wards him he drew a revol
ver & said I must not come two
close to him as I had hatchett
clowdy & drisley all day —

Th 26          raind all kt last & snowing
& raining this A.M. in P.M.
we went to work but Drisling
rain. I was hewing out slabs
to make boxes the 4 ground sloos

Fr 27           I told the men we must set
up hose & pipe at it ewnt
but we did not have it high
enough to get a good fall P.M.
we put it higher it workd ver
ry well late the hose bursted
a little mended & went on aga
in till kt. clear day

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