Wednesday 1 – We run off clay all day and got a small place ready for cleaning up. Dave came home about noon. We bought some potatoes of Butts.
Thursday 2 – Cleaned bedrock today and took out 11 oz and $1. We bought some quicksilver of Hayden.
Friday 3 – Took out 34 oz and $4. I felt a little sick today.
Saturday 4 – Run off clay all fore noon Dave and Dad cleaned some bedrock and piled it up ready for washing Bates and I dug out the drain deeper we set our boxes over again ready for washing.
Sunday 5 – Stayed about the cabin in the morning until nearly noon. Lem Compton and Sherwin came in and stayed about two hours. We all went to the Point and deposited our dust after straightening up our lost time. Ned got back this morning from the Mountain House and brought me some shirts from home.
Monday 6 – Shoveled in some old drift and some dirt. We threw up Saturday and took out 12 oz and $11. Sherwin came in about supper time and stayed a little while. Cold and cloudy all day.
Tuesday 7 – Cleaned up today and took out 6 1/2 oz. Commenced raining in the forenoon and continued all day at a pretty good rate. We all got wet and cold. We quit a little before night.
Wednesday 8 – We done no work in the forenoon on account of the rain but took out 4 oz and $3 in the evening. Very cold of mornings.
Thursday 9 – Worked today as usual and took out $89. Dad and I cut the drain low
er. A couple of county candidates and McNabb came to the diggings in the forenoon. We heard that Jack was married and gone home.
Friday 10 – Worked as usual and took out 3 oz and $3. We finished the old drift today.
Saturday 11 – Set our boxes and worked the balance of the day and took out 10 3/4 oz. Sam Ballou gave me a note from Quincy. Bill Raina came down and took supper with us and I went to the Point with him and I stayed all night. Sherwin gave an oyster supper and I took a hand with them. We played poker awhile &c.
Sunday 12 – Miss Shores and Lizzie came down to the bar and stayed about an hour. I went to the Point with them. Bill Rains and I went with them as far as the old cabins. We found a couple of them burned down and everything in them, my trunk and clothes. We went home and then went to the Point after supper and I wrote a note to Pa. The company hired Bill to work.
Monday 13 – Worked today as usual and took out $107. Ned and Sweeten bought out Davies and set in today to work.
Tuesday 14 – Took out $212.50. We got it out of the big crevice. Hogan and Sherwin came to the diggings late in the evening.
Wednesday 15 – Worked as usual took out 4 oz 3/4. Pa came in about noon and stayed all night. Cloudy today.
Thursday 16 – Pa, Bill and I went up to the Point after breakfast. Dave also I bought a pair of pants for $3. Pa also bought some things. We went up the Pike ditch and back to Lloyd’s cabin. I.S. Root is building a house on the hill near the road. Rained a little all day. We worked in the evening. The company took out 4 oz and $7.
Friday 17 – Rained all forenoon. We set our boxes over again in the forenoon but worked none. We did not work in the after noon we all went to the Point in the evening and seen a couple of organ girls
Saturday 18 – Worked as usual in the forenoon. Bill and I started for the valley after dinner. We went down after supper and seen the organ girls in the saloon. Nothing else of interest today.
Sunday 19 – I stayed about the house all day. Dr Tredenyer and a little girl came up in the forenoon. Also in the evening after supper. I stayed all night. Nothing more today.
Monday 20 – I helped Pa dig a sack of potatoes to sell. I started home after breakfast. I went to work after dinner as usual. Our boxes fell down and broke some of them all to pieces with our gold in them. Pretty cold all day.
Tuesday 21 – Washed as usual and took out 4 1/2 oz and $2.50. The bank bothered us a great deal from caving in on us.
Wednesday 22 – Did not wash in the forenoon, having no water. We put on a crooked box at the lower end. Dad and I dug a drain on the bank to turn the seepage water. The bank slid in on us some today. The company talked of starting a drift. Did not clean up tonight.
Thursday 23 – Worked today as usual and took out 7 oz. The bank caved in very badly all of the time. The sheriff came by the diggings today. Dad commenced a drift at the lower end of the stripping. Bates to help him.
Friday 24 – Found the bank carved in our hole so we went to running off clay. We turned off the Chinamen at noon. Dave hired Lem Compton to work in his place.
Saturday 25 – Run off clay as usual all day. Dad got in one set of timbers today. We went to the Point after supper and stayed a while. No more.
Sunday 26 – Pretty cold today. Dave and Kyler started for the valley about noon. I gathered up gunny sacks and brought them to the house to send to the ranch. I bought a pair of boots for $10 and a pair of soles for 2.25. Hawks and Hogan made speeches at the Point after supper.
Monday 27 – Run off clay all day. I cleaned up a couple of big boxes to get the Quicksilver. Nothing of interest today.
Tuesday 28 – Run off clay in the forenoon and washed in the after. Also washed the drift dirt and got but very little. Blew up and was cloudy after supper. Swinertin’s boy came after some clothes of Kyler’s about noon.
Wednesday 29 – Washed all day and took out 7 oz and $15, including drift dirt.
Thursday 30 – Washed all day but did not pan out, it being late. We all went to the point after supper. We set our small boxes ready for cleaning up again. I saw the advertisement of Dave’s claims to be raffled the 22nd of November.
Friday 31 – Washed all day but did not clean up the boxes, only the drift, and got $10.