September 10 – September 14 1855

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Sept 55

Mo 10       to moove it took us till noon
P.M. I was cleaning up brush & cutting
up logs. John & Rositer got gold 8 1/2$
Rains came up while we were at supper

Tu 11          John & Rositer went to mining & I &
Rains went up the pike ditch to take out
the water higher up the canion to keep
it from running through the Dam
we cut the ditch longer & run the
water in without a dam we fin
ishd middle after noon & then
went up our ditch & stopd some
leaks kt drove us in the boys got 37$

We 12         I Dreamd of wife having been
ravling on the sea & that we were
togather. I thought Jane Cooper
was with us & that she was in gre
at distress but quiet I thought. I kissd
her & wife said she was so sory
for her I did not think Jane was married
I & Rains to cutting & tolling of logs
John Rositer to missing P.M. we rol
ld a log in the cut & broke to boxes all
to pieces. we had to cut it in too twice

Sept 55

to roll it it out again, while the
boys was fixing up things again I went
to the cabin & made one box & another
on the way so we could not clean up

Th 13          I Dreamd of wife last kt &
thought she was taking a bath
in some pond of water swim
ing about with great ease. I was
standing on the bank looking on
John & Rositer got gold 26$ & I
& Rains were cleaning up & setting
heaps a fire till noon. P.M. I &
Bill went up to the upper diggins to
cut a pile logs the rest of the day
after supper I wrote Jack a let
ter & posted the books & John play
ing on that same old fiddle

Fr 14            I & Rains was cutting a piling
the timber that I John & Dobson
cut down in March 54. John
& Rositer got gold 11 1/2 after sup
per John & Rains went down
to the point maild a letter to Jack

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