October 28 – November 1 1853

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Oct 1853

Fr 28            Weve been working at a new place
since Tuesday we not fairly got in
to it yet don’t expect to make any
thing this week. Got today $1= 50 cts
we all had a washing to knight
of our selves & cloths. Dave & John
have long since gone to bed while
I am writing this.

Sat 29         Got today $3.00

Sun 30        Got up before day built a fire
lit a candle drew up my center
table & got down my carpet wallet
& took my bundle of letters & read
them over carfully & the last
one I got from you is of daye
June 27th 53.1 I went down to the
point gave the expressman 200$
in gold dust to take brother Jack

Oct 1853

sun to pay for hte claim that John
30 baught of Maj Brookey. Allso, two
letters one for Jack & one to my wife
whitch is my sixth one.

Mo 31         Took today of gold $ 150 = four of
us workd in the forenoon & I & John
in the afternoon. Four of the company
went over to the Amer
ican Vally on sunday & did not
get back until late this evening.

Nov Tues 1 We did not go to work today.
I believe the most of us is some
what discouraged because we cant
find good diggings. In the evening
I cut wood for the cabin til late
& Dave proposd to go up ditch
so off we went & John too. As we
returnd near the cabin I got a shot
at a Kiota but did not kill I suppose.

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  1. Martha Haun’s letter of June 27 1853 has been preserved and is available here.