Records  of  Isaac  McComas

1857 Diary

Thursday, January 1

Quite pleasant today. I am still in Marysville, California and I have been here most 3 years. I am still in partners with McDonald. I spent part of the day walking about. Evening I went to prayer meeting.

Friday, January 2

Rained part of today. McDonald & I settled up our account. I think that I made about three thousand dollars last year. We met in the evening a few of us at the prayer meeting room and had a little sing.

Saturday, January 3

It rained quite hard last night and part of today. We are not doing much now. We have 4 or 5 men diging out our seller. I wrote a letter to Miss Sarah Slicer today. Evening I went to the sing.

Sunday, January 4

a little cloudy and unpleasant. At Church and Sunday School as usual. Bro. Warren is our S. S. Superentendant now. The day pased off very pleasantly.

Monday, January 5

The weather continues cloudy and rainy by spells. They finished diging out our sellers today. Went to the singing school in the evening the last evening in the corse.

Tuesday, January 6

Today has been quite pleasant. I got ready to lay brick in our 2 Houses tomorrow. In the evening I went to class meeting very good meeting 2 Ladies present.

Wednesday, January 7

Quite warm and pleasant today. We started to lay brick in our 2 Houses today near the corner of 7th St. on D. We are agoing to build one story above the Basement. First story 9 feet second story.

Thursday, January 8

The weather pleasant. We are at work on our 2 Houses. In the evening I went to prayer meeting. We had a full meeting this evening.

Friday, January 9

The weather continues very favourable for our work and we are geting along very well. In the evening I went to a Lecture. Subject Recollections of Vienna by Rev. Bishop Kip

Saturday, January 10

Today has been very pleasant but looks a little like rain. We finished up our Basement today & the Back steps. In the evening I went to the sing.

Sunday, January 11

It rained a little in the morning. My partner McDonald was married this morning by Mr. Wallsworth. We had a temperance lecture to the children today.

Monday, January 12

The weather pleasant. I commenced on the second story of our Houses today. Went to the sing in the evening.

Tuesday, January 13

It looks a little like rain today. Worked all day. In the evening I went to a Temperance meeting and joined the pleage. I started the front with press brick today.

Wednesday, January 14

We worked all day. In the evening Rafe & I got ready and called on Mrs. McDonald at Mrs Leard’s(?). We spent quite a pleasant evening. I like her appearance very much.

Thursday, January 15

Cloudy and wet and rained more all last night. We did not work today. Rafe & his Bro. & I went a gunning in the afternoon. In the evening Mack & I went surity for Mr. Lee for his appearance at court.

Friday, January 16

The weather continues quite wet and mudy. We went agunning agan this afternoon I shot one Duck but did not get it it fell in Fether river. In evening I went to Teacher’s meeting.

Saturday, January 17

It rained all last night and a little today. We did not work. The snow is very deep in the mountains from 4 to 100 feet deep but it is pleasant here in the valley. The grass is geting quite green. Evening I went to the sing.

Sunday, January 18

It rained a little in the morning. At Church & S. School as usual. We had a choir today in church, Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton, Williams & Haskill.

Monday, January 19

Today has been quite pleasant. We worked all day on our Houses on D. St. in the evening I went to the sing with Miss Swain. We had a very good school.

Tuesday, January 20

Very pleasant day. Stombs & Bro. has taken the Dorson House and I am still Boarding there. We pay $8.00 per week now. Evening went to class meeting.

Wednesday, January 21

Weather pleasant. We are still at work on our Houses. In the evening I went to the sing in the company of Miss Swayne.

Thursday, January 22

The weather still continues pleasant. Worked all day. In the evening I went to prayer meeting. We had a very full meeting this evening.

Friday, January 23

Very foggy this morning but the latter part of the day was very pleasant. Worked all day. In the evening I went to prayer meeting, good meeting.

Saturday, January 24

Quite foggy this morning but turned out to be a very fine day. We worked all day on our 2 Houses. Went to Preaching in the evening.

Sunday, January 25

Very pleasant day. At S. S. & Church as usual. We had a very good preaching today quartley meeting & sacrament sabbath. 3 or 4 came up in the evening to be prayed for.

Monday, January 26

The weather a little cloudy. We toped out our 2 Houses today at noon. Warren & Hill is puting on the roofs. We had a bone(?) feast at the Church this evening. I feel very much in the background.

Tuesday, January 27

Very pleasant today. I commenced to clean down our fronts and plaster the caps. I sold a Lot of our on C. St. for $100 the [--] is all worked out it was sold for taxes I redeamed it.

Wednesday, January 28

The weather very pleasant. We started a small House on Maiden Lane for Mr. Coial In the evening I went to a lecture in company with Miss Swain.

Thursday, January 29

Today has been very pleasant. I rode out to the grave yard with Mr. Hamilton to see some work he wants me to do. The Prarie is geting quite green and the cattle are feeding on the grass. In the evening I went to meeting.

Friday, January 30

Very peasant day. Working out at the grave yard all day. Arching over a grave for Mrs. Price. In the evening I went to the sing with Miss Swain.

Saturday, January 31

The weather continues quite pleasant. I arched over Mr. Singer’s grave today in the Catholict Burrying Ground. The Plasterer finished Plastering our Doorway and caps today & the roof is finished.

PS. I got word that our oxen died out at the ranch.

Sunday, February 1

The weather pleasant. At Church & S. School as usual. We had a very good school today. In the afternoon I wrote a letter to Brother Jacob

Monday, February 2

The weather continues very pleasant. I was drawn as a Grand Juror and I had to appear at the court house today at 10 o’clock. I commenced to pave my Basement today. In the evening I went to the sing.

Tuesday, February 3

The weather continues very pleasant. The Jurors sat today from 10 to 1 o’clock. We dwelled most of the time today on Webster and his 2 colleges now in Jail for Horse stealing and attempt Highway Robbery. Evening I went to class.

Wednesday, February 4

The weather cool and a little windy. Juror met at 10 o’clock 3 or 4 cases came up before them. In the afternoon we examined Feather River Bridge and visited the Jail. Tom Britt is in there. I worked part of the day.

Thursday, February 5

We sat on the Juror from 10 to about 3 o’clock then we visited the Hospitle found it in very good order. We also examined Websster & Shelly’s Trunks found some counterfit money & a good many very suspisious things.

Friday, February 6

The weather quite cool.I am still on the Juror. Mr. Hudgson appeared before us today and made some disclosures about a gang of Highwaymen now in Jail. but unsucessfull on geting a good line on them. Evening went to sing.

Saturday, February 7

The weather keeps cool but not unpleasant. I am still on Juror. We did not make any report to the Court today. We discussed several cases today. in the evening I went to the Teacher’s meeting.

Sunday, February 8

Very pleasant day. At Sunday School and Church as usual. We, Warren, Miss Wingham Miss Susan Lamee & I took a very pleasant walk out to the grave yard this evening.

Monday, February 9

The weather continues very pleasant. I am still on the Grand Juror. We visited the Publick Schools today. We had not very much business before us today. in the evening I went to the sing in company with Miss Swain.

Tuesday, February 10

A little cloudy and rained a little in the evening. On the Juror all day from 10 to about 4 o’clock. I worked the balance of the time on the fence & ary in the front of my House. I am not very well the last 2 days.

Wednesday, February 11

It rained a little part of today. We are still seting on the grand Juror. Nothing of any very great interest came up before us today. The Court was all day trying to get Juror in the Webster case.

Thursday, February 12

We have had quite a wet day. The court tryed Webster today and found him guilty of Highway Robbery. We sat for a few hours today and ajourned till tomorrow. We cleaned up the Church today and varnished it all over. We worked till late in the evening.

Friday, February 13

We made our final report this afternoon before the Court. It rained most all day. In the evening I went to the Church and helped put down the new carpet. We got $4 per day ( 11 days ) paid in County script.

Saturday, February 14

It rained on and off all day. We had a good deal of trouble collecting some money times are very tight. I helped in the evening to finish the carpeting.

Sunday, February 15

It rained on and off all day. At Sunday School and Church all day. our church looks much better now that we have got a new carpet and cleaned up.

Monday, February 16

It rained quite hard last night & part of today. The river is about 7 feet of being as high as it was in 1854. I commenced to ranch yesterday with Joe in the old shanty.

Tuesday, February 17

Very pleasant day. I finished repairing my privey today. It rained up a foot or so. In the evening I went to Jermin preaching with Miss Lamie.

Wednesday, February 18

Very pleasant day. Mack and I rode over to Yuba City to see Mr. Hanson about building him a House over there. He gave us the job at $17 per thousand. Evening I went to a Debateing Society and they elected me there President.

Thursday, February 19

It rained part of today. I got ready to build Mathews back building. and done some work about my House. My well was commenced at $1.25 per foot. In the evening I went to prayer meeting. Very good meeting.

Friday, February 20

Quite warm part of today. We commenced Mathew’s back building. In the evening I went to Teacher’s meeting in the company of Miss Pratt & Miss Wingham.

Saturday, February 21

The weather very pleasant today. I caised(?) my Basement fire place today. I had quite a hard time to collect some money today. Our debateing society met tonight president in the chair.

Sunday, February 22

Very pleasant day. At Church & S. School all day. Mr. Wallsworth preached for us in the morning. Bro. Warren and I walked out to the grave yard in the afternoon.

Monday, February 23

Very pleasant weather. Worked all day. In the evening Bro. Warren and I called on Miss Wingham. I started a blacksmith’s shop for Coial.

Tuesday, February 24

It rained quite hard this afternoon. We finished Mr. Coial’s job. In the evening I went to a lecture before the Library Assiociation Subject Palestine or Mt. Sinai. The Rev. Mr. Schoot of San Francisco.

Wednesday, February 25

It rained quite hard last night and most all day. I done a little work about my House. The carpenter hung the sash and the inside doors. Joe and I are still ranching in the little shanty.

Thursday, February 26

The weather continues very wet and mudy but our sidewalks are much improved this winter most of them are paved which is a great improvement to the City. Went to prayer meeting in the evening.

Friday, February 27

The weather keeps very wet. I went over to Yuba City to start that job for Mr. Hanson but it commenced to rain and we turned and came back. Stayed at home this evening.

Saturday, February 28

I altered my pan afront my partition between my parlor & back rooms I am puting a slideing doors. I helped to make the change today. In the evening I went to the debate.

Sunday, March 1

Mr. Bruner being away there was no preaching in the Methodist Church but S. S. as usual. I went to the Catholis Church in the morning. Bro. Warren & I took a walk in the evening.

Monday, March 2

Weather very pleasant. We started Mr. Hanson’s House in Yuba City today. We do the work for $17 per thousand. We have to pay $1.50 to have the bricks halled over. We only keep one team to work now while we are not very busy.

Tuesday, March 3

Very pleasant day. Worked all day in Yuba City. I had to come over to Town a few minutes to be a witness for Capt. Baley about some wood. The trial did not come off. I stayed to home all evening.

Wednesday, March 4

The weather continues pleasant. We are still at work in Yuba City. We take our dinners at Mr. Gregor’s Mack’s Father-in-Law. In the evening I went to the Fireman’s meeting.

Thursday, March 5

The weather continues very pleasant. We are geting along very well with our House in Yuba City. I got acquainted with Miss Murphy today at Mr. Gregors. In the evening I went to prayer meeting.

Friday, March 6

Weather continues pleasant. We topped out today our House in Yuba City it has about 40 thousand Bricks in it. In the evening I went to the Teacher’s meeting. We elected Mr. Baker superentendent.

Saturday, March 7

Very pleasant day. Done nothing in the forenoon. In the afternoon I went over to Yuba city and collected some money & saw a horse race and race after a hare about 2000 people present. In the evening went to the Liciom and was appointed one of the judges.

Sunday, March 8

A little cloudy and rained a little. At school and at Church in the morning in the evening it rained and I did not go to Church. Mr. Baker is now our superentendent and the best one that we have had since I have been here.

Monday, March 9

The weather very pleasant but rained a little in the morning. I did not do much today. I read a few Hours in the afternoon I made a fire in my Basement to dry the plastering.

Tuesday, March 10

Very pleasant day. I paved my alley & part of the yard. I am geting along very well with my House I will have it done in a week or so.

Wednesday, March 11

The weather very pleasant, I paved in front of my House and fixed up the little garden in front. The carpenters commenced the fence in front. In the evening I went to the [--] meeting.

Thursday, March 12

Very pleasant day. I was at work all day about my House I put up a partition in one corner of my back room for a bath room. Done the work myself.

Friday, March 13

The weather continues very pleasant. Jobing about my House all day. In the evening went to a spiritual meeting, do [--] believe in it.

Saturday, March 14

The weather still continues very pleasant. I am still jobing about my House. We cant do much now we are now almost out of rough brick. Bricks are very scarce & high. Good rough bricks are worth $10 & $11 dollars.

Sunday, March 15

Very pleasant weather. At S. S. & Church as usual. I was up most all night seting a Rainge at the Murchents Hotell. I was realected last evening President of the Filomethean Society

Monday, March 16

The weather continues very pleasant. Today is the ellection day for Mayor and city officers. I voted the people’s ticket but with 2 esceptions. I was jobing about my House all day.

Tuesday, March 17

Very pleasant day. In the morning I went over to Yuba City and finished up the jobing about the House we built there for Mr. Hanson. I had the pleasure of taking dinner with Miss Murphy by invitation.

Wednesday, March 18

The weather continues very pleasant. I done some jobing about my House today.

N. B. I was initiated last night in Corinthian Lodge of the Masonick Order. I was very much pleased with them.

Thursday, March 19

The weather continues very pleasant. We commenced to take out the first story of J. C. Fall’s store today. We are going to remoddle it have Press Brick & iron frames and co.

Friday, March 20

The weather pleasant. Worked all day at Mr. Fall’s store on First St. In the evening I went to the S. School Teacher’s Association. We has a very good meeting.

Saturday, March 21

Rained a little in the morning. Worked all day at Mr. J. C. Fall’s store. In the evening went to masons & then I went to debateing society. I am now president agan. Subject spiritualism.

Sunday, March 22

Pleasant but a little cool. At S. School & at church as usual. Today was our communion Sabbith and love fiest. I felt very unworthy today but I hope that I may get along better.

Monday, March 23

Very pleasant day. Worked all day at Mr. J. C. Fall’s store. Mack, my partner, moved in his House today. In the evening I went to the debateing society but not enough there to commence.

Tuesday, March 24

Worked all day. The wind blew quite hard this evening. I took supper with Mack in his new House. He is fixed up very nice.

Wednesday, March 25

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day. times are very dull & have been all winter but I think they will be better soon. We keep doing something all the time.

Thursday, March 26

Very pleasant weather today. We are geting along very well with our front no axident has happened as yet. The building is 3 storys high we took first story out. Evening I went to prayer meeting.

Friday, March 27

It rained most all day today. I worked a little in the morning. In the afternoon I cleaned up my Basement for grouting. In the evening I went to the singing class with Miss Lamie.

Saturday, March 28

Most of the day was very pleasant but it rained in the evening. We worked all day at Mr. J. C. Fall’s. Josiah & I quit ranching this evening. We are going to the Cowbell ranch to board.

Sunday, March 29

Very pleasant day. At S. School & Church as usual. In the afternoon Miss Lamie & I had a very pleasant walk out in the prarie a piece and got some very pretty wild flowers & had a very pleasant time.

Monday, March 30

Very pleasant weather. Mack & I worked all day on J. C. Fall’s store on First St. We had no debate this evening there not being enough present to begin. We adjorned to meet Saturday evening.

Tuesday, March 31

It rained quite hard part of today. I plastered my Basement floor with sement today. I have my House most finished. In the evening I went to a lecture on Spiritualism at the Court House.

Wednesday, April 1

I plastered the front walk of my Basement with cement and mortar a little over 2/3  mortar. In the evening I went to the fire company. I am stoping at the Cow Bell Ranch now.

Thursday, April 2

Very pleasant day but a little warm in the morning. In the afternoon Mr. Williams came after me to help to finish seting ther Boiller at the Mill. Evening went to prayer meeting.

Friday, April 3

The weather continues the same. Worked all day at the mill got done in the evening. Went to the Teacher’s meeting and sing in the evening with Miss Lamie.

Saturday, April 4

Quite windy & dusty today. I worked all day about my House hung the Bell today &co. I saw Mr. Hustain about renting it but we did not come to any agreament about it. In evening went to debate society I was realected president.

Sunday, April 5

Quite warm today about the warmest day we have had this spring. At church & S. School as usual. In the evening Bro. Warren & I took a little walk.

Monday, April 6

Not quite so warm today. We commenced to get our yard ready today to make brick & got up the 2 Houses they are looking very well.

Tuesday, April 7

Quite warm today. I took quite a long ride today on the other side of the Feather river after a Horse that went astray last fall did not find him rode about 30 or 40 miles. Felt very tired when I got home.

Wednesday, April 8

The weather continues quite warm. I helped to fix about the yard today. Bought a new stove &co. In the evening I went to the meeting of the teacher’s of the several Sabbith schools to take in considderation to have a picknic excursion about the first of May.

Thursday, April 9

The weather continues about the same. I helped about the yard. We are only running one gang this spring making 9000 per day. Evening went to meeting.

Friday, April 10

Very warm today. I sat brick most all day the first kiln. We are not doing very much now on account of not having very many brick on hand.

Saturday, April 11

The weather continues about the same. Sat brick part of the day and attended to a little business in town. We had no debate this evening.

Sunday, April 12

Quite warm today. At Sunday School and Church as usual. In the afternoon I had a very pleasant walk a piece in the country with Miss Lamie.

Monday, April 13

The weather continues quite warm. I sat brick most all day. I spent the evening with Bro. Warren in my room.

Tuesday, April 14

Quite windy and dusty today and looks very much like rain. I sat Brick all day. I received a letter from Bro. Jacob today.

Wednesday, April 15

Quite warm today. In the afternoon I went to Oroville to set a Rainge for Mrs Faigan in the Empire Hotel. Went up in the stage distance about 30 or 40 miles through a very pretty farming country about 4 hours ride.

Thursday, April 16

In Oroville very pretty little town of about 6 thousand inhabitance and just in the midest of a vast mineing country. Saw a good many old acquaintance. Joal Burlingame was there. It’s a very flurishing little Town there is about 2000000 brick layed in the Court House.

Friday, April 17

I finished my rainge today. have a very strong notion to come & stop here & carry on my business here with Joal a good deal my old friend & Bro. Most of the buildings are frame and papered in sicle.

Saturday, April 18

Started back for old Marysville went down on the steamer [--] some very pretty Ranches on the river banks about 2 hours coming down. Found all well. Evening went to the debateing society.

Sunday, April 19

Very pleasant day. At S. School & Church all day. In the afternoon Miss Susan Lamie  and I had a very pleasant walk after some flowers.

Monday, April 20

The weather very pleasant. I wrode all day after 2 of our oxen on the other side of the Feather river and did not find them. Evening I went to a lecture with Miss Lamie and Mrs Sanders

Tuesday, April 21

The weather continues pleasant. Wrode all day today after the cattle and did not find them. I am agoing to start agan in the morning.

Wednesday, April 22

I started quite early this morning to go to Willow Ponds about 18 miles after the oxen and found them. I got home with them about 9 o’clock in the evening. Very pleasant day.

Thursday, April 23

The weather continues very pleasant. I went up to Oroville agan this afternoon to seet the rainge. Think there is a very good chance to get in business here. Stoping at the Empire Hotell.

Friday, April 24

The weather very plesasnt. In Oroville trying to make araingements with Mr  McConnell to burn and make my brick at $7.50 per th. At the yard. Wants $8.00. He has engaged about 400,000 the contract is in Mr. Hussey’s            ( bricklayer) hands he is willing to give it to me.

Saturday, April 25

He is to have for them $7.75 per thousand on the yard. Saw him this morning an definite conclusion. At 6 o’clock started for home. Arrived at 11 p. m.

Sunday, April 26

Very pleasant today At S. School & Church as usual. In the afternoon Miss Lamie and I took a walk out in the fields had a very pleasant walk.

Monday, April 27

The weather very pleasant. We have about give up the idee of going up to Oroville to start an interest in the brick business. We are geting along very well with one gang making brick.

Tuesday, April 28

A little cool & windy today. I made a bargan with the Bucher to furnish us with Beef for 15 cents and Pork for 16 cents per lb. I felt a little unwell today.

Wednesday, April 29

Quite warm today. We worked all day on the painter’s House. We are doing the work our selves. Our apreantice is geting to be a very good worker on rough work.

Thursday, April 30

Very pleasant today. I went out with the 3 Sunday Schools we went up the feather river about 10 miles about 120 children along. We had a very pleasant time of it plenty to eat and plenty of fun.

Friday, May 1

The weather continues very pleasant but a little warm. We sat fire to our first brick kiln today about 170000 in it. Worked all day.

Saturday, May 2

Very pleasant weather. I bought 52 ½ cords of wood today at $5.50 per cord. I got the jugement of that House straiten up and got a mortgage on the House for the balance. We tried our new Engine.

Sunday, May 3

Very pleasant day. At S. School & Church as usual. With Mr. Warren part of the afternoon and with Miss Lamie to church in the evening. Not quite 4 ½ days burning.

Monday, May 4

The weather quite warm part of the day. I stayed at the brick kiln in the afternoon and helped to burn. We have had very good weather so far for brick makeing.

Tuesday, May 5

The weather continues about the same. I went to the Court House today as a witness for the price of wood last summer for Capt. Bayley. At the kiln most of the day.

Wednesday, May 6

Very windy and dusty last night & today. I was up at the kiln last night & most all day. We finished burning about 5 o’clock this afternoon.

Thursday, May 7

It commenced to rain last night about midnight & rained untill this morning but did not do very much harm to the brick. In the evening I went to prayer meeting.

Friday, May 8

The weather quite cool after the shower. Worked all day on Brownlee’s building on D. St. next to O. H. Pearson’s stables. Had a very pleasant walk in the evening with Miss S. A. L.

Saturday, May 9

Today has been quite pleasant. Worked all day Mack was sick. Bill Smith is with me tonight.

Sunday, May 10

Cloudy & rained a little. At S. School and church as usual. The Rev. Mr. Briggs preached for us today. It was a fine treat for us all.

Monday, May 11

Very pleasant today. McDonald and I had a little trouble about some business affairs. He wanted a deed for the Lot I sold him. I would not give it him untill a settlement between us.

Monday, May 12

The weather very pleasant. Mac & I are geting ready to settle up to see how we stand. I have been very much afraid that I did not make very much last year.

Wednesday, May 13

Joal Burlingame is with me for a day or so. Mack & I was setling up most of the day. I gave him a deed for Lot on D St. near 7th. We sat Mr. Brownlee’s col. on D. St. setled up with Mr. J. Mathews.

Thursday, May 14

I took a recipt today from McDonald for $1771.88 one half of which was mine for payment of which I gave my portion of the Lot next to Lawyer McCartey’s on D. St. & $150.00 the Lot is valued at $1000.00. I am very much pleased with the bargan.

Friday, May 15

Quite warm today. I took the job of repairing the cistern by the M. E. Church @ $22.00. I am about making a traid with my chript for Mr. Kimball House on B St & F. He val. it at $1600 cash.

Saturday, May 16

Quite warm part of today. I had $9.00 per day & board offered me yesterday by Pain if I would take charge of his work. I am now on a stand what to do. I have had a good deal of talk today about tradeing my skrip for Kimball’s Lot & House.

Sunday, May 17

Very pleasant weather. At Church & S. School as usual. In the evening Miss Susan A. Lamie and I took a very pleasant walk out by the Feather river and in the evening we went to church.

Monday, May 18

Mr. Kimball & I traided today. I am to give my schript which is now with the interest about $1900.00. We trade even for a House & Lot on 5th St. next to the corner of F. St. It is now renting for $40.00 per month. Taxes 440.00 anuly.

Tuesday, May 19

The weather pleasant. I worked part of the day. I have been trying to get that skrip out of Mr.Guskey’s hands. He has it for sicurity for a thousand dollars we borred last winter.

Wednesday, May 20

A little windy but pleasant. Times are very hard in Marysville. I have not rented my House on D. St. as yet. It has been standing about 3 months idle. I settled up with Mr. Fall today $1090.00 comeing to us. He gave 2 notes for $5.00 each for 35 days.

Thursday, May 21

I got my skrip today and paid it over and got my deed for the Lot & House. Received a letter from Joal today he wants me to come up to Oroville.

Friday, May 22

A little warm today. We sat the caps for Mr. Brownlee today. We had quite a large fire this evening on the cornor of Front & A. St. burnt about 20 Houses.

Saturday, May 23

The weather pleasant. I received another letter from Joal today. Mr. Hussey still wants me to come up and go in partners with him. He has the theatre and 4 stores to build.

Sunday, May 24

Mr. Williams & I went to Beair river at Mr. Crabtree’s Ranch to see Mr. Whealler the Baptist Minister. We hered him preach there & we brought him up and he preached in the City hall.

Monday, May 25

The weather continues warm. We worked today at Mr. Brownlee’s Building. In the evening I called on Miss Lamie we took a walk to the Ice cream Saloon and we saw Mr. Whealler there.

Tuesday, May 26

The weather continues about the same. Worked all day. I was up all last night at the Western House fixing a rainge. Mr. Shirmen spoke to me about takeing my House.

Wednesday, May 27

A little more pleasant today. We topped out Mr. Brownlee’s Building today. I figured on a couple of small Houses this evening for two duch girls. Stayed to home this evening.

Thursday, May 28

Weather quite pleasant. We started Mr. Owen’s  & his 2 partners Houses on Virgin Alley. In the evening I went to a Bricklayers meeting in refference to lime.

Friday, May 29

Quite warm but a good breeze. I let my house on D. St. today to Mr. Shirmen at $50.00 per month. In the evening I went to a Baptist prayer meeting at Bro. Miller’s on 6th St. 8 present.

Saturday, May 30

Weather continues pleasant. We worked part of the day. We stoped to try and collect some money. We find money very hard to collect. We raised about $25 and we wanted about $700.

Sunday, May 31

Very pleasant day. At church & S. School as usual. The Rev. Mr. Briggs preached at 11 o’clock for us and the Rev. Mr. Bruner at night. I spent the evening at Mrs. Sanders.

Monday, June 1

The weather continues pleasant. We worked all day at Mr. Owens and his partners Hury’s 2 Houses on Virgin Alley. Mr. Shirmen commenced to move in my House on D. St. Wrote to Bro. Jacob this evening.

Tuesday, June 2

The weather pleasant. Mack & Rafe was taken with the colmorbis(?) very bad. Col. Watkins agread to keep my House on D. St. at $40.00 per month. I am having some improvements made.

Wednesday, June 3

I made a mistake in laying of a wall in Owens House & it had to be taken down and rebuilt. Mr. Shirmen’s family moved in this evening. Mack is geting better. I am a going to Board with the Family that is in my House at $10.00 per week. Furnish my own room I get $50.00 for the House per month.

Thursday, June 4

The weather pleasant. I finished at Mr. Fall’s. I gave in my property today. The assessment is about $4.00 on the Hundred. I gave in my House on D. St.$20.00.

Friday, June 5

The weather continues pleasant. I worked all day at Owings Houses on Virgin Al. Evening went to the Baptist prayer meeting at Bro. Barnes only 3 present.

Saturday, June 6

The weather continues quite pleasant. I had quite a time to collect money today, money is very hard to collect. I planted out Mrs. Shirmen’s roses in the yard in front of my House.

Sunday, June 7

Very pleasant day. At church & S. School as usual. I commenced boarding with the Family that is living in my House on D. St. I am very well pleased with the family.

Monday, June 8

The weather continues quite cool and pleasant. Worked all day. I saw Bro. Gaskill this evening. Our business is very dull yet but very little doing.

Tuesday, June 9

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day. Evening called on Miss S. A. Lamie and also went to the fire and was nominated as second assistant but declined running.

Wednesday, June 10

Weather pleasant. We worked all day on Owens two Houses. The comit is the topick of conversation now a days. I took a walk in the evening with a young Lady.

Thursday, June 11

The weather quite pleasant. We got Owens 2 Houses to the sealing joist. I went a prosspecting the balance of the day. Times are very dull at present.

Friday, June 12

Part of the day has been quite warm. Mr. James Tolles brought in the account today. Evening I went to prayer meeting at Bro. Barnes only 4 present.

Saturday, June 13

We topped out Owens 2 Houses on Virgin Alley. I received part of a months rent for my House on Fifth St. Col. Watkins is living in it. I am geting $40.00 per month.

Sunday, June 14

The weather midling warm. At S. School & Church as usual. We took a walk out in the evening out to the grave yard.

Monday, June 15

Quite warm part of the day the thermoiter 106  in the shade. We commenced Mack’s yard wall. I paved my yard at the House on Fifth St. The Family is going to move out.

Tuesday, June 16

The weather very warm the thermoiter 106 in the shade

We rec the Vigilantes of San Francisco today. They got up at 7 o’clock they are the guests of the Yubas all the companys turned out.

Wednesday, June 17

The weather continues about the same. We ( Yuba ) gave the Vigilantes there breakfast at the What Cheer House had a very lively time of it.

Thursday, June 18

Not quite so warm today. The fireman’s still with us. I wrote for Bro. James to come out. Wrote to Bro. Jacob and gave him the power of attirney to collect my money in the Building Association.

Friday, June 19

The weather continues more pleasant. The time continue very dull. We are not doing anything. I figured on the brick work on a bridge to cross the Yuba.

Saturday, June 20

Quite pleasant today. I agreed to let my house on 5th St to Mr. Love for $35.00 per month and to agree to keep it untill April next.

Sunday, June 21

The weather pleasant. At S. School & Church all day. We had a very good attendance at S. School our collection was $4.00 today. We want to get a Libria as soon as we can. We had a fire this evening.

Monday, June 22

The weather continues very pleasant. We are not doing any thing now but make bricks. Times never was nown to be harder in this place before.

Tuesday, June 23

Today has been quite windy and dusty. Mr Laird was burred today by the Masons, Oddfellows & firemen. He had a very large funereal.

Wednesday, June 24

The weather quite pleasant. Walked about all day looking out for work. We got a little House to build for Moxley on First St .at $15 per thou. Called on Mrs Sanders in the evening. Met Mr Adams there.

Thursday, June 25

A little warm but pleasant. I bought 2 [--] window slides to go on my 2 windows in the front Basement. In the evening I went to prayer meeting in company of Mrs. Sanders & Miss Lamie.

Friday, June 26

The weather continues pleasant. Walked about all day. The team is halling brick at Mr. Moxley’s House on First St. The times still continue very dull. In the evening I went to Bapt. Prayer meeting.

Saturday, June 27

Weather quite warm part of today. We settled with Mr. Brownlee today. He gave 2 notes for the balance of $380 odd dollars at 2 ½ per cent per month.

Sunday June 28

Quite pleasant but a little windy & dusty. Rev. James preached for us this morning and Rev. Thomas in the evening & communion.

Monday, June 29

Quite windy in the morning and rainy in the evening it rained quite hard. Mr Love moved in my House on Fifth St. He has agreed to keep it untill next April gives $35 per month. Went to Love Feast in evening.

Tuesday, June 30

Very pleasant day after the rain. We had to stop on the Brickyard today on account of the rain.

Wednesday, July 1

The weather continues quite pleasant. We worked all day on Mr. Moxley’s House on First St. Mr. Chittenden came down today he is stoping with me all night.

Thursday, July 2

Very pleasant day. We toped out Mr. Moxley’s House on First St. In the evening I went to prayer meeting. Mr. Chittenden went home today ( Nevada )

Friday, July 3

We had quite a thunderstorm today. We started a grainery for the Stephens cross Feather river neer Yuba City. We bye the bricks in Yuba for $9.00 delivered. Went to prayer meeting in the evening.

Saturday, July 4

Very pleasant day. I was attending to business all day. I sat fire to the kiln with 22 holes or 440,000 bricks. Most of the people in Marysville went out to the Park today. We had some very pretty fire works in the Town at night.

Sunday, July 5

Quite warm weather. I did not go to church at 11 o’clock. I was not very well. I went to S. S. & church in the afternoon & evening.

Monday, July 6

The weather pleasant but a little warm. We worked all day at the Stephens Ranch in Suter County. We are building a grainery for him

Tuesday, July 7

The weather continues about the same. We worked all day at the same place. We are geting  along very well at the kiln burning. We stoped molding while burning.

Wednesday, July 8

Quite warm part of the day. We finished at Stephen’s job and I built a grave at Yuba City. We measured Owens 2 Houses. We had prayer meeting at Mr. Miller’s. We took a walk with the Ladies out to the brickyard.

Thursday, July 9

Very warm today. I got ready Mr. Daly’s work shop ready to commence. I took a Buggy ride this evening with Miss S. Shermin. We had a very pleasant ride

Friday, July 10

The weather continues a little warm. We started Daly’s shop. I have a very painfull Boyle on my back. Mr. Gwynn & I watered Mrs. Sanders’ garden she is away.

Saturday, July 11

Pleasant today. We done very well collecting today. We finished Mr. Daly’s job. My back is still very painfull. I am still not much pleased with my Back.

Sunday, July 12

Very pleasant day. We had a very pleasant S. School today I did not go to Church in the evening on account of a very large Bile on my back.

Monday, July 13

It rained a little last night. Very pleasant weather. We commenced some work for J. C. Fall under the Merchant’s cuting  some doorways through a partition wall. I did not work today on account of my back.

Tuesday, July 14

Very pleasant day. I went to work this afternoon I have been appointed one of the Stewards at the M. E. Church. We met this evening at Dr. McLane’s to do some Business.

Wednesday, July 15

The weather pleasant. We worked all day at Mr. J. C. Fall’s under the Merchant’s Hotel

Thursday, July 16

The weather continues very pleasant. We finished at Mr. Fall’s. I went to Mrs. Sanders I watered her garden. I saw Miss Lamie there.

Friday, July 17

Very warm today the thermometer stood 92 in the shade. We built a yard wall for Mr. Sampson in Chiney town. I spent most of the evening at Home.

Saturday, July 18

The weather pleasant. We have no work on hand  the times are very dull but very little building going on.

Sunday, July 19

Pleasant day. At Sunday School & church all day. The Rev Bruner preached all day.

Monday, July 20

Quite warm today. Mack & I went out to Mr. Tolles and got some very good wattermellons and in the afternoon went a fishing down under the Feather River Bridge.

Tuesday, July 21

Very warm today. We are not doing anything now and there is but very little work doing in Town. Rafe & I wrode out to Mr. Tolles after some hay and we got some wattermellon.

Wednesday, July 22

The weather continues very warm. We have not got anything to do yet but we are still making brick 9 thousand per day.

Thursday, July 23

The weather warm. We are still nocking around doing nothing. I am thinking about raising a story on my back building. Evening I went to prayer meeting.

Friday, July 24

The weather still very warm. I made up my mind to put the addition on my back building on D. St. and commenced it.

Saturday, July 25

Very warm today the thermometer stood 108 in the shade. I got a job to figure on today corner First & D. We find it very hard to collect any money now times are very tight.

Sunday, July 26

The weather continues very warm. At Church & S. S. In the afternoon Mr. Lee & I called on Bro. Baker. Mr. Wing, the Jailer, died this evening. I assisted a little in laying him out.

Monday, July 27

Quite warm weather. I commenced a job raising a story on my back building. I took the roof off and got the floor laid. Lowery dose the carpenter work for $120.00. I worked very hard today.

Tuesday, July 28

The weather continues very warm. I have been very unwell today very bad coald. The family did all they could for me. We bricklayers met at 4 o’clock and decided to lay brick at $16.00 and pledge our selves.

Wednesday, July 29

Not quite so warm today. I worked all day. I felt a good deal better today. We met agan this evening to sign the papers but Dick Wimple failed to come up according to promise. We appointed a committee to wait for him.

Thursday, July 30

The weather warm. Our arrangement to set a price on Brick work has all fell throw with on account of D. Wimple. I am geting quite well agan.

Friday, July 31

The weather pleasant. I topped out my back building today & got the roof up by geting some of the men from the yard. I took it up in two parts from [--] roof.

Saturday, August 1

Quite warm today. I was working about my House all day. The Mail came up today but I got no letters. I Bought a Book of Father Taylor.

Sunday, August 2

The weather quite warm. At S. S. & Church as usual. Bro. Bruner preached.

Monday, August 3

The weather continues warm. I worked about my House all day. The Plasterer commenced his work Lathing Owens is doing the plastering.

Tuesday, August 4

The weather con’t warm. I went before the Supervisors and asked for a duplicate of a piece of skript that I lost of $44.00 granted. I bought $21.00 of skript of Mr. Moxley for 55 cents.

Wednesday, August 5

We started the foundation walls for the Bridge a cross Yuba River at $14.00. In the evening I went to the firemen’s meeting.

Thursday, August 6

The weather very warm. We finished the foundations at the Bridge on the other side of the Yuba. Times are still dull we are selling brick at $8 to 10 per thousand.

Friday, August 7

The weather still warm. I commenced a job for Mr. Low & Bro. Bankers. James O’Hara bricklayer died last night. We burred him this evening all the bricklayers present.

Saturday, August 8

The weather continues very hot. I finished Mr. Low’s job on First St. Rafe & I got some loggs out of the Yuba River at the Bridge. We want them to make a fence around a Lot on 2 St.

Sunday, August 9

Very hot day the thermometer stood at about 116 in the shade. Mr. Bruner unwell today did not preach. I went to the Presbiterian Church. We had S. S. as usual.

Monday, August 10

Not quite so warm today and  little hassey. We built a brick foundation wall on this side of the river at the Bridge.

Tuesday, August 11

A little cloudy and sprinkled a little rain. I put down a side walk on D. St. for Mr. Gillmore. Mr. B. F. Shakespear got back to Marysville this morning. My back building is all finished today.

Wednesday, August 12

The weather a little warm but pleasant. We are not doing anything now but we have some work in contemplation. I built my wood shead.

Thursday, August 13

The weather continues about the same. In the evening Mr. Lee & I watered Mrs. Sanders garden and then I went to prayer meeting we had a very good prayer meeting.

Friday, August 14

The weather warm but quite pleasant. I sat up last night with Mr. Elders Family they being all sick. I sold my schript today at 55 cents on the dollar.

Saturday, August 15

The weather continues the same. We have plenty of work to do now. They are a going to have about 60,000 more brick layed at the Bridge & we also got a stable to build on C St about 90,000 brick.

Sunday, August 16

The weather warm. At Sunday School and Church as usual. I went to Church morning & evening with Miss E. Willson. Mr Bruner preached.

Monday, August 17

Very warm Today. We commenced to do some work on the other side of Yuba River Bridge. We will have about 50 thous. Brick today on that side. Mr. Steal the com. is geting along very well with the Bridge.

Tuesday, August 18

The weather very warm. Worked all day. We get plenty of cantelopes & watermellons where we work they are very plentifull and also peaches this season you can get good peaches for one bit per pound.

Wednesday, August 19

The weather continues very warm. I worked all day on the buttress of the Bridge on the other side of the bridge. The watermellons still hold out very well over there.

Thursday, August 20

The weather hot. Worked all day. We are quite busy now but we do all the work our selves with the apprentice, Rafe.

Friday, August 21

The weather continues hot. Worked all day. I felt quite unwell this evening after working all day in the hot sun. Stayed at home in the evening.

Saturday, August 22

The weather continues very warm. We worked all day. I received a letter from Bro. Warren from Sacramento today.

Sunday, August 23

The weather continues warm. I attend bouth Sabbith Schools now. Bro. Bruner preached for us today he has got well agan.

Monday, August 24

Weather very warm. We worked all day on the Bridge. Mack is not working on the Bridge he is jobing. We are quite busy now.

Tuesday, August 25

The weather still warm. We took a stable today to build on C. St. about one hundred thousand bricks at $14.00 per thou. Evening Mr. Lee & I watered Mrs. Sanders garden.

Wednesday, August 26

The weather continues quite warm. I finished the brickwork on the other side of the Brudge. I throod one of Brownlee’s notes in the Bank for col. today. We need money very bad now.

Thursday, August 27

The weather warm. Worked all day on the Bridge. In the evening went to prayer meeting.

Friday, August 28

The weather continues warm. Nights pleasant. Rafe & I are still working on the Bridge. We are quite busy now we are geting $14.00 per thou. For laying brick.

Saturday, August 29

The weather warm. Worked all day on the Bridge  We started the stable on C St. today. Times are a little better with us than they have been.

Sunday, August 30

The weather warm. We had no church today on account of a Camp meeting out to the Butes. We had Sunday School as usual.

Monday, August 31

The weather continues warm. Worked all day at the Bridge. We will finish the brickwork tomorrow. We are quite busy now. We have 3 bricklayers working for us now.

Tuesday, September 1

I received the sad intelegance today by letter of the Death of my poor Granmother. She died on the 24th July. I also received my with drawl card of the Lodge. I visited a Lodge this evening.

Wednesday, September 2

Quite warm today. We had our state ellection today quite an excitement. We worked all day. We are geting along very well with the C St stable.

Thursday, September 3

The weather continues warm. I went to work today for Mr. Fall. In the evening I went to the Lodge.

Friday, September 4

The weather continues warm. Worked all day at Mr. Fall’s. In the evening stayed at home.

Saturday, September 5

The weather more pleasant. Worked all day at Mr. Fall’s. Evening went to the firemen’s meeting.

Sunday, September 6

Pleasant day. The Rev. Mr. Stone Baptist minister preached for us today. At the 2 S. Schools as usual.

Monday, September 7

The weather pleasant. I was received in the Baptist Church this evening on condition that I get my letter from San Francisco Bapt. Church. We had the meeting at Bro. Barnes.

Tuesday, September 8

The weather continues pleasant. Worked all day at Mr. Fall’s. We are quite busy now.

Wednesday, September 9

The weather quite cool last night and today a little cloudy. Worked all day at Fall’s. Evening I went to the colored church. Mr Stone preached.

Thursday, September 10

Weather pleasant . Worked all day at Mr. J. C. Fall’s. In the evening called on Mrs. Sanders and went to prayer meeting.

Friday, September 11

The weather continues warm but pleasant. In the afternoon Rafe & I went a gunning. I bought home a live dove. We got plenty of grapes and mellons.

Saturday, September 12

The weather continues pleasant. We finished at the Fall’s. I received the first rent on my House on D. St. I had had it rented 3 months the third of this month.

Sunday, September 13

Quite warm today. At Sunday School and Church as usual. Mr. Smith former sexton of the M. E. Church was baptized in the Feather River by Mr. Bruner.

Monday, September 14

The weather continues warm. We agreed today to raise the forth story on the United States & some other work by the day. I commenced it days work at $8.00 per day. balance $18.00 per thousand all openings de.

Tuesday, September 15

Quite windy & dusty & cool. We worked all day at the States. Mr. Peacock’s House was let today. Dick Wimple got it. our build was $14.00 all opening out.

Wednesday, September 16

The weather continues about the same. I paved Mr. Fall’s seller joining the store.

Thursday, September 17

The weather very pleasant. I commence to set and take down four mantle pieces 2 are Marble & 2 iron at Mr. Fall’s house. At home all evening.

Friday, September 18

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day at Fall’s seting those mantles.

Saturday, September 19

Weather pleasant. Worked all day at Mr. Fall’s seting marble mantle.

Sunday, September 20

Weather very pleasant. At church & S. school as usual. No preaching at the Methodist Church Mr. Bruner is at conference.

Monday, September 21

The weather continues very pleasant. I am still at work for J. C. Fall. Mack is at work on the United States Hotel.

Tuesday, September 22

The weather is still very pleasant. I finished setting the mantle pieces for Mr. Fall. Evening Mr. Lee & I called on Mrs. Sanders and watered her garden.

Wednesday, September 23

Weather pleasant. Worked all day at Mr. Fall’s floor I measured up the foundation Walls of the Bridge No. Brick 77585. Price per thou $14.00. Amount $1086.19.

Thursday, September 24

Weather warm but pleasant. Worked all day. I took 4 shares in the S. F. & Marysville Railroad at $500.00 per share $2000.00. Evening I went to prayer meeting, Called on Mr. Bruner he is sick.

Friday, September 25

Weather pleasant. Worked all day. We are hoisting up the brick on the States with Horse power. We had a Railroad meeting this evening the first.

Saturday, September 26

Very windy and dusty worked all day. Stoped in the afternoon on account of the wind. We finished molding today. We will now get it ready to burn.

Sunday, September 27

Quite warm. At church & S. S. as usual. Mr. Bruner has returned to us from Conference but he is sick. We had a very good prayer meeting this evening at 4 o’clock.( Baptist)

Monday, September 28

The weather continues quite warm. Worked all day at Mr. Fall’s store. We are also geting along very well at the States.

Tuesday, September 29

The weather continues warm. Worked all day at Mr. Fall’s. We will be ready by tomorrow morning to set fire to one of the largest kilns of brick that ever was burned in this place.

Wednesday, September 30

The weather very pleasant. Worked all day at Mr. J. C. Fall’s.

Thursday, October 1

The weather continues pleasant. Part of the day [--] a little warm. I finished at Mr. Fall’s today.

Friday, October 2

The weather continues about the same. I commenced some work today for Mr. Rimears on C. St op. Catholic church at 48.00 per day brick $8.00.

Saturday, October 3

No change in the weather. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears. Mail in today but no letters.

Sunday, October 4

Weather very pleasant. At S. School as usual. Mr. Stone Baptist preached with us and preached one in City Hall. We had a very good prayer meeting at 4 o’clock.

Monday, October 5

The weather very pleasant. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears. We are getting along very bad with our kiln of Brick. We cant get it clear on account of it being set to clost.

Tuesday, October 6

Quite rainy all day and most all night. I sat up at the kiln last night and part of today. We have not got it clear of water smoke yet. I am very fraid we will have trouble with it.

Wednesday, October 7

The weather is still cloudy and showery. The kiln is geting along very slow it has a good many cool spotts in it. I am afraid it never will get hott.

Thursday, October 8

The weather pleasant after the rain. The kiln is geting along very slow. Worked all day at Mr. Rimears.

Friday, October 9

The weather continues pleasant. The kiln gets hot very slow on top. Worked all day. I went to see Mrs. Love she wants me to make improvements at House on 5th St.

Saturday, October 10

Very pleasant weather. We are still burning at the kiln it gets along very slow. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears.

Sunday, October 11

Very pleasant day. At church & S. School all day. Mr. Bruner is sick yet no preaching at the Methodist Church. We ( Baptist ) had a very good prayer meeting.

Monday, October 12

The weather very pleasant. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears. We are still burning at the kiln. We had a very good Railroad meeting this evening. Runs to Valvo(?).

Tuesday, October 13

The weather continues very. Finished at Rimears. Commenced a job at grave yard for Vandike. I took one of our Horses out of a stable in Town. Still burning the kiln.

Wednesday, October 14

The weather very pleasant. I finished the work at Graveyard. We was [--] $30.00 on the Col. Bapt. Church but we get the brick work at $13.50 per thousand 117000 thousand brick it takes.

Thursday, October 15

Weather continues quite pleasant. Quite exceting times about the letting of the School House. We have commenced to figure on it. We finished burning last night at 10 o’clock last kiln.

Friday, October 16

The weather pleasant. We were most of the day geting our figures ready for the Publick School House. All figures very low.

Saturday, October 17

The weather very pleasant. I have been setting up with the yard hands all day. We burnt 63 holes 19,500 per hole. Full amount this season made 1,237,000 bricks.

Sunday, October 18

Very pleasant. At S. School and at church in the morning. I did not go in the evening on account of a very bad Boil on my arm.

Monday, October 19

The weather continues very favourable. I finished paying my taxes & Macks and mine together. My city tax in all $85.49. County tax in all $82.89. McDonald & I in full $44.22

Tuesday, October 20

Very pleasant weather. Mr. Steele  got the P. School House gives us the brickwork. It takes 430,000  bricks. We agreed to do it for $5600.00 and all the diging & [--]. We dont get quite $13.00 per thousand. I joined Yuba Lodge this evening by card.

Wednesday, October 21

Weather pleasant. I done a job at the Bridge ( Yuba B ) built a peer on the other side of the river in the centre of the first wall. Evening I went to hear the Pensylvanians.

Thursday, October 22

Weather very pleasant. We built a chitchen for A. H. Pearson & a privey for Dr. Winters. We are very busy now.

Friday, October 23

The weather continues very pleasant. We started the Col. Baptist Church on the corner of High & Sixth Sts. We furnish the brick & lay them for $1780.00 about 117 thousand brick.

Saturday, October 24

The nights are quite cool. Worked all day on the church. I throad Brownlee’s note in the Bank for collection. Times are very hard now but we are geting along very well.

Sunday, October 25

Very pleasant day. At Sunday School & Church at the Episcopal in the forenoon. Evening at the Presbiterian with Miss Green’s company. Mr. Bruner preached at 11 o’clock M. E. Church. He has been sick.

Monday, October 26

Weather very pleasant mornings cool but no frost as yet. Worked all day. Mack & I went on Steel’s Bond for the School House $5000 each. We do the brickwork if Steel gets the job & that the City counsel did tonight.

Tuesday, October 27

Weather continues pleasant. I worked all day on the church. I made an arrangement with Gwinn Lime [--] for 60,000 Lime at 1 1/3  per lb. We tryed our own this evening it throad very well.

Wednesday, October 28

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day at the church. I got Mr. Banks note for 30 days on a note of 200 dollars of Brownlee’s. Banks [--] [--] Brownlee ran away a few days ago.

Thursday, October 29

No change in the weather. Worked all day at the Col. Church. Mr. Steel builds the P. School house we do the brickwork & diging. We commenced to dig today. We do all the brickwork & diging for $5050.00. Brick 430,000.

Friday, October 30

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day on the church. Evening I went to the singing school.

Saturday, October 31

Weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day on the church. We are geting along very well with the brickwork.

Sunday, November 1

Very pleasant day. At S. School & Church as usual. We still keeping our Baptist prayer meetings. Bro. Williams leeds. We meet in the Presbiterian church.

Monday, November 2

Weather pleasant but mornings cool. We worked all day on the Col. Church. It looks a little like rain this evening. Our two Horses works very well in the Wagon noise(?)

Tuesday, November 3

Rained quite hard all day. We did not work. I sent a man to do a job for Mr. J. C. Fall, got ready to do a job for Mr. Rimears on D. St. I done a little fixing up about the House.

Wednesday, November 4

Rained all day. I went to work for Mr. Rimears remoddling one of his Stores on D. St doing it by the day, worked 6 bricklayers there today. Charge $8.00 per day. Evening went to firemen’s meeting.

Thursday, November 5

Very pleasant after the rain. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears on D St. Mack is at work on the church. We are working. Mail is in but got no letters as usual and very much disapointed.

Friday, November 6

Quite pleasant today. I saw Mingo Hung today in Yuba City today for murdering a man 6 or 7 months ago. Still working for Rimears on D St. Evening went to the singing school.

Saturday, November 7

Very pleasant day. Worked all day. I collected $200.00 of Mr. Rimears & $300.00 of W. B. Hayson the Col. Church. We are getting along very well with our work. I have quite a job with Rimears.

Sunday, November 8

Very pleasant. At Sunday School & Church as usual. In the evening Bro. Hapgood & I took a walk a cross the new bridge it is all finished now.

Monday, November 9

Weather pleasant but the mornings are quite cool. We are getting along very well with our work. The Church is most up for the sealing joist. Evening I went to the firemen’s meeting.

Tuesday, November 10

Quite cool all day and the wind blew quite hard. Mr. Humphreyville came over to settle up our accounts he owes us $78.00. Spent the evening at home this evening.

Wednesday, November 11

The weather keeps quite cool. Worked all day at the Col. Church. Stayed home in the evening.

Thursday, November 12

The weather continues quite cool. It froze the mortar quite hard last night. We worked all day on the Church.

Friday, November 13

The weather is not quite so cool slight frost of nights. We finished up to the square of the church and commenced the School House. We had quite a cave in the privey vault but we got out of the way.

Saturday, November 14

Weather cool. I worked all day for Mr. Rimears. The rest worked at the S. House. I bought a Watch chane from Mr. Baldwin gave $47.00 for it. Collected $256.20 on the Bridge.

Sunday, November 15

Very pleasant day. At S. School & church as usual. We still hold our prayer meetings and we have very good meetings.

Monday, November 16

The weather very pleasant. I worked all day for Mr. Rimears. All the rest are at work at the School House. Evening went to the sing.

Tuesday, November 17

Weather pleasant. We are geting along very well with our work. We will have the church topped out soon. Evening I went to the Lodge.

Wednesday, November 18

Very pleasant day. McDonald was sick today I had to work at the School House in his place. Mail came up but got no letters disapointed as usual.

Thursday, November 19

Very pleasant day. Worked all day at the School House. Mack is still sick. Evening went to prayer meeting.

Friday, November 20

Weather pleasant. We got the foundation walls up at the School House. Evening went to the S. School & Libria.

Saturday, November 21

Very pleasant day. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears. I got $150.00 of Banks the security on Brownlees 2 notes and $300.00 from Shields.

Sunday, November 22

Very pleasant day. At S. School & Church all day.

Monday, November 23

The weather continues very pleasant. I worked all day on D St. for Mr. Rimears. They are putting on the joist at the School House. Evening went to the sing.

Tuesday, November 24

The weather continues pleasant. Today I am 29 years old and I am Happy to say that I am well & doing well but not Marryed yet.

Wednesday, November 25

Rained all day and most all last night, I worked all day for Mr. Rimears.

Thursday, November 26

Rained a little in the morning afternoon very pleasant. Today is Thanksgiving Day but we being so busy we had to work Evening went to prayer meeting.

Friday, November 27

Very pleasant day. We worked all day on the Church. I went security agan for Mr Sherman for five Hundred Dollars payable in thirty days. Evening I went to the singing school.

Saturday, November 28

Rained all day and most all last night. We did not work today. We did a little collecting &co.

Sunday, November 29

Very pleasant but rained a little in the evening. At Church and Sunday School all day and at our prayer meeting ( Baptist )

Monday, November 30

Cloudy but no rain. We worked all day on the topping out of the Col. Church. We are getting along very well with our work. Sing in the evening.

Tuesday, December 1

Very pleasant day. We finished all the brickwork of the Col. Church today at noon. I started a House on G. St. for Mr. Watson the balance are working on the School House.

Wednesday, December 2

The weather very pleasant. Worked all day. I engaged B. F. Shakespear to go to work in the morning. I figured on a House for Mr. Haise.

Thursday, December 3

Very pleasant day. Worked all day on C St. Watson’s House. Evening visited Oriental Lodge.

Friday, December 4

This afternoon it rained very hard at times. I paved my yard at D. St. House and commenced some jobing at 5th St. House. Evening I went to the sing.

Saturday, December 5

Very pleasant day. Worked all day C St. job. Bricklayers are very scarce I am working there alone. B. F. worked there till noon.

Sunday, December 6

Very pleasant day. Mr. Stone the Baptist minister preached for us in the City Hall. We had communion in the afternoon in the Presbiterian Church. S. School as usual.

Monday, December 7

Weather pleasant. Worked all day on C St. Watson’s House. Evening Mack & I sat a rainge at the Merchant’s Hotell.

Tuesday, December 8

The weather continues pleasant. Worked all day. I figured on a Wair house for Dr. Rice & Cofman.

Wednesday, December 9

The weather continues pleasant. Worked all day on C. St. Commenced to rain this evening.

Thursday, December 10

Cloudy & drizling part of the day it rained all last night it is now raining. We had a axident at the building today the old roof fell down no one hurt.

Friday, December 11

Rained very hard today. I paved the front yard & ally at my House on 5th St. I am about bying the Lot ajoining 40X80 for $400 Dollars.

Saturday, December 12

Rained all the forenoon . Worked all day on C St for Mr. Rimears paveing the yard and citchen. We are very busy now Bricklayers are very scarce.

Sunday, December 13

Very pleasant day. At Sunday School & Church all day. We have our prayer meetings at 3 ½ o’clock.

Monday, December 14

Very pleasant day. Worked all day on C St. Evening went to the singing school good turn out especially among the Ladies.

Tuesday, December 15

pleasant but cloudy & thretening rain. Worked all day. I bought a Lot joining my House on 5th St. 40X80 gave $400.00 cash. I borred the money and pay 2 ½ per cent per month. Evening went to the Lodge.

Wednesday, December 16

Weather pleasant. Worked all day. Topped out the House on C St. Watson’s House.

Thursday, December 17

Very pleasant day. I rebuilt the chimney that blew off the parsonage. Mail came up got a letter from Bro. James & wrote him. He wants to come to california.

Friday, December 18

The wind blew quite hard. I repaired Capt. Bayley’s grate and paved a walk for Bro. Baker and then I worked all the afternoon at my house on 5th St. putting up a fence & wood house &co. It is idle Love moved out.

Saturday, December 19

Very pleasant day. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears on D. St. I got my ring today. Mr. Gillmore made it. It was made of the Gold I got in 54 while in the mountains did not charge me anything for making it.

Sunday, December 20

Very pleasant day. At S. school & Church all day. Bro. Stone was down today and preached for us. He preached in the Court House.

Monday, December 21

The weather continues very pleasant. I worked part of today at my House on 5th St. I am fencing in the corner Lot & doing some paveing. It is not rented.

Tuesday, December 22

The weather pleasant. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears on D. St. Mr. Low the Banker was married this evening I got an invitation. Evening went to the Lodge.

Wednesday, December 23

The weather pleasant. I worked at my House on 5th St. part of today. I planted out 9 fruit trees. Evening I took Mr. Star Livery Agent to look at my House.

Thursday, December 24

The weather very pleasant. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears on D. St. Evening went to the Episcopal Church & at 12 o’clock at the Catholic. I was up most all night.

Friday, December 25

Christmas Day. very pleasant day. At 11 o’clock I went to the Episcopal Church. In all I spent a very pleasant Christmas Day. I spent most of the time at Home.

Saturday, December 26

Very pleasant day. in the morning I went out to the grave yard to do a job for Mr. Hamilton but got disappointed he did not come out as was promised. In the afternoon I worked for Rimears.

Sunday, December 27

Very pleasant day. At Sunday School & Church all day. our 3 o’clock prayer meeting was very good.

Monday, December 28

The weather is fine. Crummoor Blacksmith’s shop caught fire but was soon extinquished. The weather continues pleasant. I built a Toom for Mr. Hamilton’s child. Evening went to the sing.

Tuesday, December 29

Very pleasant weather. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears on D. St. Evening I went to the Lodge. We ellected our Officers.

Wednesday, December 30

The weather very pleasant. Freezes a little at night. We had a S. School exhibition this evening it all went off very well quite a full House.

Thursday, December 31

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day for Mr. Rimears on D. St. This is the last day of the year and I am very Happy to find my self very well and plenty to do. Went to watch Meeting at night at the Methodist Church had a very good meeting. The Rev. Mr. Bland & Bruner were present.

 

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