September 2 – September 5 1855

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Sept 55

Su 2            put in the botton o fan old cra
dle rocker to make it answer to
rock out the square box that we
pan out in eery kt. I & Rositer &
John put to work. They finishd a
bout 4 P.M. so I finishd my 22nd
letter to my wife & will take it
down to the point this evening
& mail it so it is done, we cle
and out one of the pans it had
32$. the other we will have to que
ck silver as the gold is fine. i
& Rositer brought up some beef &
supper over the dishes washd up &
supper over & dishes washd up &
a loaf of bread Bakd for tomorrow
all three of us is setting in my
cabin a good comfortable fire &
not a word said but John pla
ying that some old fiddle –

Mo 3           we got along verry well with our
work, one of our troubles is to keep
from getting wet, so we have to put
on two gum coats as they are leaky
we got gold 16$

Sept 55

Tu 4             I Dreamd of wife last kt & thou
ght she was travling on water & had
two other little girls besides Lizzy
to rais. I thought they were neices —
we rolld two logs out of the way
& have 3 others burning off to get
out, we got gold 27$ after supper
Rositer & I went down to the point
we had four political speeches &
good order something uncommon
the speaking over we put for home

We 5            some cool this morning but no frost
it is with some difficulty that we got
to work owing to the consistant applica
tion & getting wet moore or less every
day but there is no other alternative
P.M. we three went down to the point
to the Election. John & Rositer came
up in time to work some & got gold 10 1/2$
I staid the rest of the day, to see if I
could collect 300$ loand money to isac
Jennings, he did not get the money for
me, I paid tax on 1000$ amt 12$
I feel out of sorts & quite unhapy

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