Records  of  Isaac  McComas

1861 Diary

Tuesday, January 1

Weather very pleasant. I was at Home all day. Jerry took Dinner with us. We have not got the Market house job settled as yet. It is still laying as it fell. We are all well.

Wednesday, January 2

Weather pleasant but the streets keep very mudy. We sat the Collems in the Fullerís Houses this afternoon. Evening we met the Market House Company & had the affair fixed up. We have to lose 500$. We compromised it. We are all well.

Thursday, January 3

Very foggy in the morning but the afternoon of the day was very pleasant. We worked all day on Fullerís. We commence on the second story tomorrow morning. We sat two men to cleaning brick at the Market. We are all well.

Friday, January 4

Weather continues very bad. We commenced to work this morning but had to stop work about Ĺ  past 8. I dug a little sewer across the sidewalk into the yard between my two houses on 5th to let the water off.

Saturday, January 5

Weather continues very bad. We done nothing all day. I worked a little about Home. The streets is in a very bad condition on act. of the rains. Sallie & the baby is very well.

Sunday, January 6

The weather continues damp. The streets & roads are in a very bad condition. Sallie went to church with me this morning. After church we called to see Mrs. Sherman found them all well.

Monday, January 7

Today has been pleasant but everything is so wet we could not do anything. It rained quite hard last night. Mr. Moxley & I went out to see his Lot. I made him an offer but he did not take me up.

Tuesday, January 8

The weather has been very pleasant all day. We went to work at 9 on Mr. Fullerís Stores. Evening I went to hear the Rev. Star King, Subject Substance & Show. I was very much pleased with him.

Wednesday, January 9

Weather pleasant. I worked all day on the Fullerís stores. Men are at work on the Market House getting it ready to commence laying Brick again in a few days. We are all well.

Thursday, January 10

Weather continues pleasant. We worked untill 3 we ran out of Brick. The roads is so bad that Shannon cant keep us going. The baby was quite sick today we think it got a fly in its throat and made it sick.

Friday, January 11

Weather continues pleasant. We worked all day. We will soon have the Fuller job finished that long wet spell kept us back. The child is much better today. Sallie is complaining of not being well.

Saturday, January 12

Weather has not been quite so pleasant. Part of today has been quite foggy. One of the front corner arches of Fullerís fell out on the second story while I was pointing it up. It frightened us all very much.  We are all well,

Sunday, January 13

Weather clear & cool & quite windy. We spent most of the day at Mrs. Shermanís. Evening Sallie & I went to the M. E. Church. Left the Baby with Mrs. S.

Monday, January 14

Weather pleasant. We worked all day on Fullerís job toping out. We have to brace the walls on act. of them being put up while the brick was so wet. We are all quite well except Sallie she complains a little.

Tuesday, January 15

Today has been very windy. We toped out Mr. Fullerís stores on second st. at noon. The wind blew so hard while we was at work that we was afraid the Building would fall down. I got a letter from Bro. James. We are all well.

Wednesday, January 16

The Wind has not blown quite so hard today but it was quite cool. I put Fullerís Pavement down today. Mr. F Paid us in full as soon as we was done. Emaly Hapgood came down this eve. We are all well.

Thursday, January 17

Weather quite cool in the morning. We built a wall under Mr. John H. Wrightís porch & done a little job for Mr. Barnes was all the work we done today. We intended to start the Market but it was not ready. We are all well.

Friday, January 18

Part of today was quite pleasant. We commenced to rebuild the Market that fell down. The walls are pretty much all down to the first floor excepting the wall next to the Odd Fellows Hall & N. E. Corner. We are all well.

Saturday, January 19

Cloudy & misty all day so We could not work. Miss Molly Walton came down from Hansonville this afternoon. She is stopping with us while in Mville. We are all well.

Sunday, January 20

Cloudy but no rain. I went to our church in the morning. Mr. Lee & Mr. Williams called in the afternoon. We are all well.

Monday, January 21

Weather pleasant but quite cool in the morning going to work. We worked all day on the Market House. At Home all the evening. Mrs. Hapgood called in the evening. We are all very well.

Tuesday, January 22

Weather pleasant we had quite a heavy frost last night & it froze a little this morning the mortar was froze a little this morning. We are getting along quite well with the Market. We are all well.

Wednesday, January 23

Weather continues about the same. All to work on the Market House. We are well.

Thursday, January 24

Weather continues about the same. We are still on the Market House. Evening Miss Walton, Sallie called to see the Miss Greens in their new house on 3rd St. We are all well.

Friday, January 25

Weather was quite warm part of today. We are still on the Market. I went to the fire company this evening. We ellected John Lowery First Assistant. We are all well.

Saturday, January 26

Weather continues very pleasant part of today was quite warm. We finished up the first story of the Market House at Noon today. The Choir of out Church met at our House this eve to rehearse. We are all well.

Sunday, January 27

Weather quite pleasant in the morning. Sallie & I went to Church evening. I went a lone in the afternoon. Miss Molly Walton, Dorsey, Sallie, Baby & I went down to see the new bridge across Feather River. We had a very pleasant walk.

Monday, January 28

Weather pleasant. We worked all day on the Market. I feel very ancious to get it done. We are all well.

Tuesday, January 29

Weather continues about the same. We are still nocking away at the Market House. Mr. Hudson & I had quite a talk about the $240 I paid him 27th Sept. last. He has forgot all about it. I have lost the receipt.

Wednesday, January 30

Weather continues favourable. We are still at the Market. We are working on the fire wall now. It is only going to be a one story building now. We are all well. I promised Mr. Blair to give him $25 in a Month or so.

Thursday, January 31

Weather pleasant. We are on the Market yet. We put the cornice on the front today. Sallie is out this evening at Mr. Shermanís. We are all well.

Friday, February 1

Weather pleasant. We are still working on the Market House. We are all well.

Saturday, February 2

Weather continues very pleasant. We are still at the Market. Evening I went to the sing at Mr. Cookís. We are all well.

Sunday, February 3

Weather continues pleasant. Sallie went with me to church in the forenoon. At night Miss Walton &  Dorsey went to Church with Sallie. I stayed at Home with the Baby & wrote to Bro. Jacob.

Monday, February 4

Weather continues very pleasant. We are still at the Market House. We want to try and get done this week. At Home in the evening. We are all well. The Baby is a little sick at times she is teathing.

Tuesday, February 5

Weather continues very pleasant. I commenced to move a Window frame for Dr. Winter in the Odd Fellows Hall. Josiah at the Market house & Dorsey is with him. Evening I went to the Lodge. We are all well.

Wednesday, February 6

Weather pleasant but quite warm in the middle of the day. I finished Dr. Winterís job & commenced a little job for Mr.Brophey on D. St where he lives front foundation wall for an iron fence. We are all well.

Thursday, February 7

Weather quite pleasant in the morning. I finished Bropheyís & a job at the jailorís House & layed a foundation for a curb at Mr. Nash & George. We are all well.

Friday, February 8

Weather pleasant. We worked at the Market House all day. We are having a good deal of trouble about setting up with the Odd Fellows Hall. We are all well except the Baby she is a little sick.

Saturday, February 9

It commenced to rain this morning about 10 so we had to stop work at 11. Afternoon Dorsey & I planted out Locust on the corner of 5th & F streets. We planted out 15. They cost me 62Ĺ a piece. We had the sing at our house this evening.

Sunday, February 10

Cloudy wet. In the morning I went to our Church. Did not go in the evening. The child has been quite sick all day with a cold. Sallie did not go out all day.

Monday, February 11

Raining all day so we could not work. The child is about the same. The balance of us is all well.

Tuesday, February 12

Wet this morning. We went to work in the afternoon on the Market house. Mr. Chittenden called to see us this evening is looking quite well. The baby is better this evening.

Wednesday, February 13

Weather quite pleasant today. We finished all the work at the Market House excepting the pavement. We settled with the Hall Building Association after a good deal of talk did nothing 175$. We are glad to get a settlement with them. We are all well.

Thursday, February 14

Weather pleasant. We did not do much today. We built an ary & a foundation wall for the curb at the Market. We are getting pretty well through with our work. We are all well.

Friday, February 15

Weather pleasant. We done a job for Mr. J. H. Wright & John Lowery yesterday instead of working at the Market. We done a job for Mr. Eaton at the Graveyard. We got $1500 on the Market House old bldg. We are all well except the baby.

Saturday, February 16

Weather pleasant. We put down the sidewalk at the Market House that being the last work to do there. We also pointed up the arches on the Fullerís 2 stores on 2nd St. We are now about through with all the work we have to do.

Sunday, February 17

We. Pleasant but a little Cloudy. I went to Church in the morning but did not go in the evening. We are all well. Mr. Walton spent part of the day with us. He is a Bro. to Miss Walton that is stoping with us.

Monday, February 18

Weather pleasant. Josiah & I have been settling up all day. We settled with Mr. Gwynn & Mr. Santry. It left Gwynn in our debt. We are all well.

Tuesday, February 19

Weather pleasant. I am working for myself now. In the afternoon Dorsey & I commenced a job for Lee in the Odd Fellows Building. Evening I went to the Lodge. We had quite a lively time. After the Lodge about Dedicating the new Hall settled on April 26 next.

Wednesday, February 20

Weather pleasant. Dorsey & I finished Leeís job & then done a job for Mr. Bockious on D. St. We are now about out of Brick. I have bought a new yard back of the Hospittle 160X520 for $200. We are all well except the Baby she is not very well.

Thursday, February 21

Rained this afternoon. We done a job for the Water Co. & a little job at the Engine House and that made out the day. We are all well. The baby is a little fretful on account of her teeth.

Friday, February 22

Weather very pleasant today. I commenced to put down my front pavement. We put down the curb ourselves. We are all well.

Saturday, February 23

Most of today was quite wet but we worked most of the day putting down our pavement. We got it all down except peacing it up. It looks very well. We are all well.

Sunday, February 24

Rained part of today. Did not go out all day. I felt quite sore on act. of getting wet yesterday. I took a cold from it.

Monday, February 25

Weather quite unpleasant today. Josiah & I done some settling. I paid my part on Judge Bliss note $1211.50. I am afraid that I will lose it. We settled with Jacob Haun & took his note for the balance.

Tuesday, February 26

Forgot.   But well.

Wednesday, February 27

Forgot. But weather is pleasant. Things has moved along about the same as usual.

Thursday, February 28

Forgot to write too bad. I am not doing very much now jobbing around my house where I am liveing. [--] tree Bores & Co.

Friday, March 1

Forgot. But all well.

Saturday, March 2

Forgot. All well. Weather pleasant. Not at work.

Sunday, March 3

Weather quite pleasant. I went to Church morning & evening. We are all well.

Monday, March 4

Weather quite warm today. I bought 100 cords of wood of J. C. Fall for $4.00 cord Delivered. I got the promise of some work for Mr. Cockrell(?) on First St. We are all well.

Tuesday, March 5

Weather continues quite warm part of the day. I am not doing very much now. We are all well. Evening I went to the Lodge.

Wednesday, March 6

Weather continues pleasant. Mr. Scholl & I walked out to Mr. McCullerís Ranch to see some wood. We took our guns along. We are all well.

Thursday, March 7

Weather continues pleasant,. I was home part of today & part walking about. I had my Deed for my Lot recorded that I make Brick on. I got it very cheap for 200$.

Friday, March 8

Weather quite warm. Josiah & I do a job at the graveyard for Mr. Williams. I also commenced a job at the Mill repairing Boilers. ( Ransom) We are all well.

Saturday, March 9

Weather quite pleasant. We worked all day at the Mill. It was very dirty work. I have just rec. a letter from Bro. Jas. I must stop and read it. We are all well.

Sunday, March 10

Weather very pleasant. At Church morning & eve. Sallie was with me. We are all well. Afternoon Sallie, Milly, Carry Green & I & the Baby took a walk out to my new yard.

Monday, March 11

Weather continues very pleasant. I finished the work at the Mill on High St. at noon. Afternoon Sallie, baby & I rode out to see wood on Caseyís ranch. We had a very pleasant ride.

Tuesday, March 12

Weather continues about the same. I done a job for Mr. Wright and Booth. I let the digging of my Well at my Brickyard for $1 per foot. Evening I went to the Lodge. We are all well.

Wednesday, March 13

Weather continues very pleasant. I started Cockrellís job on First St. I have been making a calculation this afternoon how I will get my halling done. I am thinking about buying 2 yoke of cattle. We are all well.

Thursday, March 14

Weather pleasant. I am not doing anything now on act. of no Lime in town. Evening I went to the Lodge. I commenced to dig my well on my yard. We are all very well.

Friday, March 15

Weather quite cool this morning. [--] & I rode out to the Butes this morning to see some cattle. I bought one yoke for $150. We got back at 1. I have 2 men getting the yard ready. I have 200 cords of wood ingaged. We are all well.

Saturday, March 16

Weather very pleasant. My Cattle was brought in today. I turned them in Williamís pasture by my yard for $5 per yoke per month. Lime got in today. I have to pay 1Ĺ cts now. We are all well.

Sunday, March 17

Weather very pleasant. Sallie went to Church with me morning & evening. We left the Baby at Mrs. Shermanís we are all well.

Monday, March 18

Weather quite warm. We worked all day at Mr. Cockrellís. I am building an addition to his store. I furnished mortar & labor & lay them for $7 per thousand. I got Josiah to help me. I give him $7 per day. Laborers are $4 per day.

Tuesday, March 19

Weather continues quite warm. We are still at the same place. I felt quite tired so I did not go to the Lodge. Bradey commenced to dig a little seller under the citchen where We are living. We are all well.

Wednesday, March 20

Weather continues about the same. I finished Cockrellís job today. The boys finished my yard today [--] it off. At Home all the evening. I got a letter from Bro. James today.

Thursday, March 21

Not quite so warm today. I commenced a Privey for Mr. Fuller. It rained quite hard this eve. Rafe came up to Marysville this afternoon. He called to see us he is looking quite well. He is on his way to Washoe. We are all well.

Friday, March 22

The weather a little unpleasant cloudy & a little wet. I worked part of today. I cant do very much untill I get new Brick. I want to commence about the middle of next month. We are all well.

Saturday, March 23

Weather cloudy & damp. It rained most all the afternoon. I was at home most all day doing some carpenter work about the house. We are all very glad to see the rain it is very much needed.

Sunday, March 24

Weather cloudy but not much rain. I went to Church morning & evening. We had a very good turn out today on act. of the weather. We are all very well.

Monday, March 25

Weather very unpleasant rained most all day. I am having a little seller dug under the citchen where we are living & one next door under the back building. We are all well.

Tuesday, March 26

Weather continues wet rains very hard at times. At Home most all day. Evening I went to the Lodge. We are still in the old Lodge Room but we expect to get in the new Hall in a week or so.

Wednesday, March 27

It is still raining & the river is getting quite high. The water is about as high as it was in 54. A man was drown on Qunity Ranch. It has all over flowed about those Ranches. Eve went to Stock Holders meeting.

Thursday, March 28

It rained a little this forenoon but the balance of the day was quite pleasant. In the afternoon I commenced to build the steps leading into the seller. I was ellected one of the Trustees of the Odd Fellows Building Association last night. We are all well except the Baby is not very well.

Friday, March 29

Rained quite hard part of today. I built the back ary & steps to my House where we are living. We have quite a nice little seller under the citchen. Ella is quite sick with a very bad cold.

Saturday, March 30

The weather has been quite pleasant today. We sat up with Ella last night. Quite a number of Ladies has been in to see her today. They think she has a bad cold only. We are very much frightened about her.

Sunday, March 31

Weather pleasant. I went to Church morning & evening at home the remainder of the day. Ella is about the same a little better if anything. We still sat up with her.

Monday, April 1

Weather cloudy & wet. Ella is getting better but we still sat up with her. Miss carry Green sat up with the baby last night. I am not doing anything now.

Tuesday, April 2

Weather continues about the same. The child seems considerable better today. I bought a stove and put it in the bed room. We took her to bed with us tonight. I went to the Lodge tonight.

Wednesday, April 3

Weather continues about the same. I am still walking about not doing very much but intend getting the shantes built as soon as I can. Ella is getting a good deal better.

Thursday, April 4

Cloudy & wet part of the day. Dave came in to go to work today. We took down the old shante at the old Brick Yard. Our old yard is full of water. The slew is still very high about as high as I ever saw it.

Friday, April 5

Weather continues about the same. We worked all day at the shantes. The child is getting quite better. I expect to be quite busy as soon as I get new brick.

Saturday, April 6

Very foggy this morning. We will soon have the shantes built in the new yard. It got quite warm after the fog went away. The child is getting along finely. At home this eve.

Sunday, April 7

Weather very pleasant. I went to Church morning & evening. Sallie has not got out yet since the child was sick but is getting quite well again.

Monday, April 8

Weather very pleasant. We worked all day fixing up the shantes on my new yard. Dave & Dorsey is helping me. The Babyís getting along very well. Mr. Knight sent for me to do some work at the Gass House.

Tuesday, April 9

Weather continues pleasant. I worked all day at the Gass House. I had to buy 2000 brick to do my job with. I get them for $9 at the kiln. I halled them with my team. We are all well.

Wednesday, April 10

Weather pleasant. I worked all day at the Gass House. I finished there today. I have not got my yard ready yet but want to have it ready by the last of this week. We are all well.

Thursday, April 11

Weather continues about the same. Dave & I took the old brick mushines out the old yard. We had quite a hard time getting them out on act. of the water in the yard. We are all very well.

Friday, April 12

Weather continues pleasant. We worked all day fixing up the yard. We sat the two [--]. We are all well.

Saturday, April 13

Weather continues pleasant. We worked all day on the yard. I will be ready to commence to mold by Tuesday. We are all very well.

Sunday, April 14

Weather quite warm. Went to Church morning & evening. Sallie spent the day with Mrs. Sherman. I was there part of the day. We are all well. Miss Walton went out home.

Monday, April 15

Weather quite warm. I worked all day at the yard. I am building the stables & one thing another. I had a Pitt filled today so we can mold tomorrow. Jas. McCail was drowned today clost by the yard trying to cross the slew on a Horse.

Tuesday, April 16

Weather very pleasant. We began to mold today got out about 5000. Every thing goes off very well. I will have everything fixed up very well when I get through. Evening I went to the Lodge. We are all well.

Wednesday, April 17

Weather pleasant but it looks a little like rain. My team is halling sand to mix with the top dirt. I worked at the yard all day. Evening Mr. Williams called to see me to do a little job. Mr. Steele called to see me. He wants me to take the contract to finish the Brickwork of the State Reform School

Thursday, April 18

Weather quite warm. I worked today for Mr. Williams C. G. on 5th St. corner of B St. I have to hall sand to mix with the top dirt on the yard the clay is turning out to be very good, better than I expected.

Friday, April 19

Cloudy and sprinkled a little rain in the evening. I was at the yard part of today fixing up the Barn & one thing another. Evening I figured up the brickwork of Johnsonís Houses to be built next to Mr. Sweezeyís on D. Street

Saturday, April 20

Weather cloudy but no rain. I have been quite busy about town today collecting & seeing about some work. I expect to be very busy as soon as I get new Brick. I commence to put in a front for Mr. Scholl next week.

Sunday, April 21

Weather pleasant. At Church in the morning but did not go in the evening. I felt quite unwell. The balance are all well.

Monday, April 22

Weather pleasant. I commenced to take out Mr. Schoolís front on D. St. next to the Theatre Building. to put an iron front in. We broke a shaft in the yard this morning so we could not mold today.

Tuesday, April 23

Weather pleasant. Worked all day at the Schollís. Evening I went to the Lodge. We are all well. This evening was the last time to meet in the old Hall. We meet in the new Hall next Tuesday night.

Wednesday, April 24

Weather a little cloudy & thretening rain. We worked all day at the same place. I have Pat McCarty to help me. We are all well. I wrote my proposition for Johnsonís houses on D. Street opposite my house on D. Street

Thursday, April 25

Weather pleasant. No rain as we expected. I am very glad of it would be very bad for making brick. We worked all day at Schollís. We are all very well.

Friday, April 26

Weather very pleasant. We Dedicated our new Hall today had a very nice time. Quite a number came up from San Francisco. Everything went off in very fine order. We are all well. Sallie went to the Shermanís.

Saturday, April 27

Weather very pleasant. We worked all day got very near through with the job. We had the sing at our house this evening. We are all well.

Sunday, April 28

Weather pleasant. I went to Church morning & evening. We are all very well except Ella she is not so well.

Monday, April 29

Weather pleasant. I worked all day at Schollís the gun smith. I am getting along very well making brick. Every thing has gone on very well so far.

Tuesday, April 30

Weather pleasant. I finished at the Gun Smithís today. We went in our new Hall this evening for the first time & initiated Judge Merrill. We are all well. I have got the Brickwork of Johnsonís 4 Houses to do. Wimple is with me on it.

Wednesday, May 1

Weather quite warm. Wimple & I signed the contract for the Brickwork & the excavation of Johnsonís 4 Houses to be built on D. St opposite my house. We do the brickwork & excavation for $2740 Dollars. We are all well.

Thursday, May 2

Weather quite warm today. I done a little job for Mr. Moore opposite the Post Office. I got Rafe to help me. He is a young man that served his time with J. B. McDonald & I. We are all well. Eve I went to the Lodge.

Friday, May 3

Not so warm today looked very much like rain. I worked part of today & the balance of the day I was busy tending to business. I engaged 100 cords of wood from Mr. Casey at $4.00 per cord delivered.

Saturday May 4

 Quite warm today. I bought 20 or 30 thousand Brick of McCormick at $6.50 to commence on untill I get new brick. I am going to build Wm. Gwynn Lime house the first thing I do. I was making Horses all day.

Sunday, May 5

Weather pleasant. I went to Church in the morning. Mr. & Mrs. Hapgood called to see us. We are all well.

Monday, May 6

Weather pleasant. I worked most of today finishing my Horses. I made 16 new ones. Dave is halling sand at Gwynnís new lime house. I am going to commence it tomorrow. We are all well. We sat fire to our first kiln this evening.

Tuesday, May 7

Weather quite warm today. I started Gwynnís House today. Rafe is helping me. It is 40 feet square and one story & basement high. I get $13 per and take it out in lime. Eve I went to the Lodge.

Wednesday, May 8

The weather was not quite so warm today. Dorsey & I worked allone today we got along very well. I am very busy now. The kiln is getting along very well. We are all well. There is only 6 holes in this kiln.

Thursday, May 9

Weather pleasant. Dorsey & I worked all day on Gwynnís Lime House. The kiln is getting along very well. We are all very well.

Friday, May 10

Weather continues very pleasant. We worked all day. Evening I went to the fire Co. We are making prepperations to go to San Francisco on a visit on the 17th June. We are all well.

Saturday, May 11

Weather continues pleasant. Dorsey & I finished at the Seller of Gwynnís Lime House. We built a privey for Mathews on D St. I am very busy now. I got another house to build on C. St. for Smith. We are all well.

Sunday, May 12

Weather very pleasant. I went to Church in the morning. The Rev. Mr. Chinney preached. We had no preaching in the evening. We got through burning the kiln this evening.

Monday, May 13

Weather very pleasant. We built two priveys on D. St. for Mr. Mathews. I have a little job to do for Jacob Williams on A. St. I got ready to commence in the morning. We are all well.

Tuesday, May 14

Weather pleasant. We worked untill about 10. We got out of mortar, lime is very scarce this spring. I have to pay 0ne cent & ľ this summer for lime. Evening I went to the Lodge. We are all well.

Wednesday, May 15

Weather continues about the same. We finished the wall at the Williams today & got ready to commence on the first story of Gwynnís Lime House. Evening I went to the Firemens meeting.

Thursday, May 16

Weather a little warm. We commenced on Gwynnís this morning. I had a little job done at Mr. Williams Mill. I am halling from the new kiln today for the first time. We are all well.

Friday, May 17

It looked very much like rain this morning. We all worked on Gwynnís today. We had a very bad burn in our first kiln. The wood was very bad. We are all well.

Saturday, May 18

Weather very unpleasant today on act. of the wind & dust. We worked all day on Gwynnís lime house. We are all well.

Sunday, May 19

Weather pleasant. We had no Church at our Church today on act. of our Minister being away. I went to the Presbyterian in the morning and the Methodist in the evening.

Monday, May 20

We commenced to get Milk of Mr. Selbey. It commenced to rain this afternoon. I commenced a job for McGlinn on B. St. We finished at Jacob Williams. We are all well except the baby she is not so well.

Tuesday, May 21

It rained very hard last night & most all day today. I got another job this afternoon to do for Ross & Cockrill some little China houses and one Ware House. Evening I went to the Rev. S. J. Kings lecture at the Presbyterian Church.

Wednesday, May 22

Weather has been more pleasant today. We sat fire to our 2nd kiln tonight. 6 holes I had about 20000 brick put in it out the first kiln we burnt. We started a little house on C St for Smith. We are all well.

Thursday, May 23

Rained all day. I will lose about 3 days work on the yard. I am getting along very well considering all things. My ox team does fully as well as I expected. I have had to hire some of my halling on act. of being so busy.

Friday, May 24

Weather very pleasant today. I think the rain is over for this season. I worked all day on Smithís job on C. St. We are all very well. We got a cook at the house today for $30 per Mo.

Saturday, May 25

Weather pleasant. We came near toping out Mr. Smithís job today. Rafe Eadelen came to board with us today. Evening I went to the Pavillion to hear Senitor Southern(?) he done very well.

Sunday, May 26

Weather pleasant. We started Sabbith school today in our Church. We made a very good beginning. I had 5 boys in my class & the promise of 2 more next Sabbith. We have a very good lott of Books to begin with. We are all well.

Monday, May 27

Weather pleasant. I finished the Brickwork at Smithís on C St. and done a little job at the Gass Co. in the afternoon. The free Bridge was opened today for trubville(?) and got ready to have a Ball on it tonight. We are all well.

Tuesday, May 28

Weather pleasant. I did not do anything today. I am weighting for the kiln to get cool. We are about through burning it. Evening I took the 2nd degree in the Masons. I liked it very well.

Wednesday, May 29

Weather pleasant but part of the time it has been very windy. I got a job to do today for Ross & Cockrill at $12.50 per thousand. I got fooled out of a job on the corner of C & 7th St. & halled the sand. We are all well.

Thursday, May 30

Weather very windy all day. I worked in the morning building a chimney. We opened the new kiln. It is a very good burn. The clay is turning out to be very good better than I ever expected. I began to Hall brick at a new building Ross & Cockrill

Friday, May 31

Weather very warm today. I started Ross & Cockrillís ware house. I got $12.50 per thousand. Pat McCarty went to work at noon for me. I am getting along very well in my business. We are all well.

Saturday, June 1

Weather very unpleasant today quite cool & windy in the morning. We worked all day. I had very good luck collecting money but had to pay it all out again but I was very glad to have it to pay out.

Sunday, June 2

Weather cool & windy. At Church & Sabbith School all day. We are getting along very well in our church school. We are all well.

Monday, June 3

Weather cool & windy. We finished at Ross & Cockrillís ware house at noon. We then went to the graveyard to do some work. We are all very well.

Tuesday, June 4

Weather very unpleasant cold & windy. We worked all day at the graveyard. Evening I went to the Lodge of Odd F. Paul Rovost & Ham Willard was Initiated. We are all very well.

Wednesday, June 5

Weather continues very cool & windy. We built a chimney for Collard Williams today. Evening I went to a firemenís meeting. Our company is making prepperations to go to San Francisco this month. I would like to go with them but I dont think I can.

Thursday, June 6

Weather continues cool & windy. We started a house for Mr. Cockrill on his lott cross the slough. It is 24X36 one story high above the seller. I only get $12 and weight about 11 Months  for my pay very cheap indeed.

Friday, June 7

Weather continues about the same. We worked all day at the same place. Evening I went to a Church business meeting. We have made a start in our Church to build a chapple. We have engaged a Lott.

Saturday, June 8

We had quite a shower today. We worked at the same place. I got a new Teamister today. The Trustees paid for our Lott today $1100.00. It is on the corner of E.& 8th St. I collected about $130 today. Paid it out for wood on the yard.

Sunday, June 9

Weather quite pleasant. At Church & Sabbath School. We are getting along finely with our school. We number about forty teachers and all.

Monday, June 10

Weather quite cool nights & mornings. We worked all day at Mr. Cockrillís. I am very busy now I have all the work that I can do. Evening went down town. We are all very well.

Tuesday, June 11

Weather quite unpleasant cold & windy. We worked all day at Mr. Cockrillís. I have two Masons beside Dorsey working for me. I am laying Cockrillís brick for $12 per thousand. We are all very well.

Wednesday, June 12

Weather continues very disagreeable. The slough is still high so we have to go around by the Bridge. I started a job today down by the Feather River steamboat landing for Frank Malott at $12.50 per.

Thursday, June 13

Weather pleasant. We worked all day at the same place. We are all w very well. We are still very busy.

Friday, June 14

Weather continues about the same. We got Malottís job up to the square. Our Company Eureka is going to start to San Francisco tomorrow morning. They want me to go with them but I cannot. I am so busy. We sat fire to a kiln Eve.

Saturday, June 15

Quite warm part of the day. We finished Malottís house then we went back to top out Mr. Cockrillís House. The Eureka Company went off this morning. They looked very fine.

Sunday, June 16

Weather quite warm. At Church & Sabbath School all day. We are making prepperations to build a new chapple. We are getting finely well with our Church.

Monday, June 17

Weather pleasant. We finished Cockrillís House then begin to top out  the new Lime House. Evening Williams, Barnes & I met at Williams Mill to make arraingements about building our chapple.

Tuesday, June 18

Weather pleasant. We are still at the new Lime House. I let Pat McC go on D St. at 9 at the job that Dick Wimple & I are doing together. Evening I went to the Lodge. We are all well.

Wednesday, June 19

Weather is pleasant. We topped out the Lime House this morning & then we all went on the job that Wimple & I are doing together. We are all well.

Thursday, June 20

Weather has been very warm today. We all worked on Johnsonís Houses. We are working 6 Bricklayers. We pay $6 per day. We are all very well. We are getting finely at the kiln. We will get through tomorrow morning.

Friday, June 21

Weather has been very warm today. We got up the Basements of the Jhonsonís Houses today. We are all very well.

Saturday, June 22

Weather has been quite warm. I was very busy all day figuring up some jobs that I have been doing. We could not do any thing on D St. the carpenters were putting on the joist. We are all well.

Sunday, June 23

Weather continues about the same. At Church all day. I had 7 in my class. George Hunt, George Strong, Frank Strong, Frank Cook, Charles B. Fitzgerald, R. Read & George Landry. We all feel very much engeged getting along so well.

Monday, June 24

Weather quite warm. We started on the First story today at 9 oíclock with 6 Bricklayers. We are getting along very well. My brick is very good now.

Tuesday, June 25

Weather continues very warm. We worked all day on Johnsonís Block. At Home all the evening. We are all very well.

Wednesday, June 26

The weather has not been quite so warm today. We finished up the first story today. We are all well. I was quite unwell today.

Thursday, June 27

Weather pleasant. We finished the 2nd story today not yesterday. We have got along very well so far with the job. We are all very well.

Friday, June 28

Weather quite warm. We did not lay Brick today. I was busy figuring up some work. I felt quite unwell all day.

Saturday, June 29

Weather continues about the same. We got all the schaffolding ready on the 2nd story so we can get to work Monday.

Sunday, June 30

Weather continues warm. At Church & S. School all day.

Monday, July 1

Weather continues quite warm. We all started in on Johnsonís Houses on the 2nd story. We got along very well. We are all well.

Tuesday, July 2

Weather continues about the same. We all worked on Johnsonís Houses all day. Evening I went to the Lodge but it was so warm I came home. This evening was Installation night. We are all well.

Wednesday, July 3

Weather very hot today. We had a very big fire this afternoon. About Half the Block opposite the United States Hotell. We stoped about 3 oíclock. We are all well.

Thursday, July 4

Weather very hot. Today has been quite lively. The republicans had quite a turn out as well as the Union Party at the Court House. Bouth partys had a Ball all night.

Friday, July 5

Weather has been quite pleasant today. We went to work to finish up the 2nd story of Johnsonís Houses. 2 or 3 of our labourers was absent this morning. We are all well.

Saturday, July 6

Weather a little warm today. We finished up the 2nd story this morning but we worked the balance of the day on the ary and yard wall. We are all well.

Sunday, July 7

Weather quite warm. At church & S. S. We are all quite well.

Monday, July 8

Weather quite warm. I started our chapple today. Pat McCarty & Dorsey put up a little seller for Balm. We are all well.

Tuesday, July 9

Weather continues very warm. We worked all day. Evening I rode out to Paul Maronezís to see some wood. I bought it for $4.50 per cord delivered on the yard.

Wednesday, July 10

Weather continues very warm. I worked all day on the Church. I figured up a stable for Mr. May. Curtis figured the carpenterís with me. We are all very well.

Thursday, July 11

Weather continues very warm. We worked all day on the Church. We are all very well.

Friday, July 12

Not quite so warm today. We worked all day on the Church. Every thing is going along finely on the yard. I got another large job today a stable to build for Mr. May on C St.

Saturday, July 13

Quite warm part of the day. We are still on the chapple. We are getting along very well with it. We let the carpenters to George(?) he being the lowest bidder. We are all well.

Sunday, July 14

Weather quite warm. At Church & Sabbath School all day. We are all well.

Monday, July 15

Weather continues warm. We worked all day at the Church. We are all well.

Tuesday, July 16

Weather still very warm. We are still at work on the Church. We sat fire to another kiln this evening of 12 arches. We are all well.

Wednesday, July 17

Weather continues very warm. We are still working on the Church. We are all well.

Thursday, July 18

Weather continues about the same. Still working on the Church. I have a large stable to build on C St. for Mr. May. We are all well.

Friday, July 19

Weather very warm today. We finished up the Church to the square & done a job for Mr. Emunle(?). One of my oxen gave out. I will have to give them a rest for a while.

Saturday, July 20

Weather continues very warm. We worked all day on the Church. I tryed to buy a yoke of oxen today. They stand from 100 to 200 Dollars. We are all well.

Sunday, July 21

Weather very warm. At church & Sabbath School all day. We are getting along very well in our school. We all feel anxious to get in our new Church.

Monday, July 22

Weather continues very warm. I started Mr. E. Mayís Livery Stable today. We finished burning last night about 12 oíclock. We got a splendid burn. We are all well.

Tuesday, July 23

Weather continues about the same very hot. I am working a small gang on the stable untill the kiln gets cool. I have had a man doing some work for Mr. Emmel. We are all well.

Wednesday, July 24

Weather still very warm. We got in the new kiln at noon the bricks are fine. We are all well.

Thursday, July 25

Weather continues about the same Hot  Rafe went to work today. There is 4 of us working there now. We are all very well.

Friday, July 26

Weather continues very warm. We are getting along finely on the stable. I have to hire all the Teams I can to keep us in brick. I pay $1 per M. for halling. We are all very well.

Saturday, July 27

Weather continues very warm. Rafe was quite sick all day. We got about two thirds of the stable up this week. I had quite a run this evening for money but I made out to satisfy them all.

Sunday, July 28

Weather continues quite warm. At Church & Sabbath School

Monday, July 29

Weather continues very warm. We are still working at Mayís stable.

Tuesday, July 30

Weather continues very warm. We are still at the stable. Rafe is not at work on act. of being sick. We are all well.

Wednesday, July 31

Weather continues about the same. We are still on the stable. My oxen gave out & I hyred two yokes & turned mine out on a Ranch.

Thursday, August 1

Weather more pleasant today. We finished Mr. Mayís stable this eve. We go up on D. St tomorrow to top out there. My best oxen Old Blue died today.

Friday, August 2

Weather pleasant. We got ready and went to work at noon on Johnsonís Houses today. We are all well.

Saturday, August 3

Weather very pleasant. We topped out on D St today. We go to top out the Church Monday. We are all well.

Sunday, August 4

Weather pleasant. At Church & Sabbath School all day. We are all well.

Monday, August 5

Weather continues quite pleasant. We started to top out the Church today. We are all quite well.

Tuesday, August 6

Weather continues pleasant. We worked all day on the Church. All well.

Wednesday, August 7

Weather continues pleasant. We finished the Church today. We are going to start a little stable for Subers tomorrow. I got a letter from Bro. James today.

Thursday, August 8

Weather continues quite pleasant. I got ready at Suberís stable to start to lay Brick. Pat worked all day on Scholles & Covellows front pavement on D St.

Friday, August 9

We worked all day on Suberís stable. Weather warm but pleasant. We are all very well. Evening I went to the sing at Bro. Barnes.

Saturday, August 10

Weather a little warm. I worked at Mayís stable most all day. Dorsey & Pat worked at Suberís stable. I collected $750.00 today. I paid the most of it out. We are all well.

Sunday, August 11

Weather continues warm. At Church & Sabbith School all day. We are all well.

Monday, August 12

Weather pleasant. We worked part of today at Suberís and Mayís. I am about out of work now but still have a little jobing to do. We are all very well.

Tuesday, August 13

Weather continues about the same. Today we done a job for Mr. Eaton at his store on E. St. I put in a Bid with Stopes today to build a wall around the State Reform School.

Wednesday, August 14

We lost the job at the school 5 cts on the M. The weather has been quite warm today. We commenced some work this afternoon for Mr. John Wright throwing two stores into one.  We are all well.

Thursday, August 15

The weather continues about the same. We worked all day at Wrightís. Work is getting very slack now. I am still making Brick but will stop soon if work does not get brisker. We are all well.

Friday, August 16

The weather continues about the same. We are still at Mr. Wrightís. We are all very well.

Saturday, August 17

The weather continues about the same. We finished at Mr. Wrightís today. We are all very ell.

Sunday, August 18

The weather continues quite warm. At Church & Sabbith School all day but not in the evening. We are all well.

Monday, August 19

The weather continues about the same. Dorsey & I put down the sidewalk at the house where we live. The walk of F. Street side. I am about out of work now.

Tuesday, August 20

The weather continues quite warm. We had quite a good little Boy come to Town today just ľ past two this afternoon. Dr. Rice was present. Sallie is doing finely and so is the Baby. Mrs Sherman spent the day with us. Ella spent the day at Mrs. S. with her aunt Emma Hapgood.

Wednesday, August 21

Weather continues warm. Sallie and the Baby is getting along finely. Messers Fall & Wescott spoke to me today about doing the Brickwork at the State Reform School. It is not desided yet. I will do it at my Bid.

Thursday, August 22

Weather continues about the same. Bowen & Shakespear the lowest bidders on the Brickwork at the State Reform School came forward & gave their Bonds & took the job so that let me out. We are all very well.

Friday, August 23

Weather not quite so warm. I am not doing anything now it is quite dull now not only in our business but in every thing. Sallie & the baby is getting along finely.

Saturday, August 24

Weather continues about the same. I am still idle but I expect to get some work soon. We are all well.

Sunday, August 25

Weather warm. I did not go to Church & Sabbath School in the morning but went to Church in the evening. We are all well.

Monday, August 26

Weather quite pleasant. I am getting some jobing ready. I am still making brick but expect to stop this week. We are all well.

Tuesday, August 27

Weather continues quite pleasant. Pat McCarty & I worked all day at the Ramears on Cortes Sq. Sallie & the baby is getting along finely.

Wednesday, August 28

Weather continues about the same. We commenced to do some work for J. Gingle this afternoon on second St. We are all very well except 2 men on the yard.

Thursday, August 29

Weather continues about the same. We finished at Mr. Gingles today. I sent out to Samsonís Ranch and got my oxen. Sallie is well as can be expected.

Friday, August 30

Weather pleasant. Dorsey & I tore down the frame citchen attached to the Selbey House to build a Brick in its place. It will be when finished be quite an improvement. We are all very well.

Saturday, August 31

Weather quite pleasant. I am not doing anything now. Yesterday I bought an ox to fill the place of the one that died. I paid $70 for him. We are all very well.

Sunday, September 1

Weather quite warm. Morning I went to the Wallsworth Church. We had School as usual. Our Minister wont be back for about 4 weeks. He is on a visit [--].

Monday, September 2

Weather continues about the same. I have been busy all day helping my carpenters & laying of the little seller that I am going to have under the citchen that I am about building.

Tuesday, September 3

We sat fire to my last kiln for the season 18 holes. Weather continues warm. In the afternoon we built a privey wall at Johnsonís Houses. We are all very well the Baby & Sallie is getting along finely.

Wednesday, September 4

Weather continues warm. Pat & I commenced to build the privey at Johnsonís. Today is the Ellection Day for Gov & other state officers. It all passed off very quite.

Thursday, September 5

Weather continues very warm. We finished the privey. Afternoon I did the foundation for my citchen. We are all very well.

Friday, September 6

Weather continues very warm. We commenced to lay brick today in the back building today. I am building it 20X16 feet consisting of citchen Beddroom pantry cubberd & seller.

Saturday, September 7

Weather warm but not quite so warm as yesterday. We got the outside walls most up today. The kiln is getting along finely. We are all very well.

Sunday, September 8

Weather warm. We have no Church now while our Pastor is away but we have our Sabbath School as usual Ĺ past 12. We are all well.

Monday, September 9

Weather continues about the same. We worked all day at my back building. The Fair commences today. We are all well.

Tuesday, September 10

Weather continues quite warm. We put up a yard wall between Mr. Shellingbery & I today. We are all well. I went to the Fair this evening.

Wednesday, September 11

Weather continues. I helped my carpenter all day fixing about home. We are all well.

Thursday, September 12

Weather continues about the same. Worked all day about home. Sallie is getting along very well & so is the Babe. The Smallpox is quite bad about town.

Friday, September 13

Weather continues very warm. I am still helpping the carpenter about home. We are all well.

Saturday, September 14

Weather continues about the same. Still working about home. We are all very well. Sallie came down to Dinner today.

Sunday, September 15

Weather continues about the same. I did not go to Church today but I went to S. School. We are all well. Ellaís arm is quite sore where she was vac.

Monday, September 16

Weather continues warm. I am still working about home makeing some improvements. We are all very well.

Tuesday, September 17

Weather continues about the same. I have not through fixing up about home yet. We all continue well. The Baby is growing finely.

Wednesday, September 18

Weather continues about the same. I am still working about home. We are all ell.

Thursday, September 19

Weather pleasant. I got pretty near through job home. We are all well.

Friday, September 20

Weather pleasant. I started Woodson House this morning. I have to take it all out in Lumber. I get $13 per M a & pay for Lumber as follows fencing 22 Rough L. 25$ flooring best-40$

Saturday, September 21

Weather continues about the same. We have to stop this afternoon on act. of the team not keeping us in Brick. We are all very well.

Sunday, September 22

Weather quite warm. At Church in the morning & Sabbath School. Our Minister home. We have not got in our new Church yet but expect to get in it in a few weeks.

Monday, September 23

Weather quite warm part of the day. We are still working at Woodsonís. Evening went to a meeting of the Trustees of the Hall Association.

Tuesday, September 24

Weather continues about the same. Worked all day. We had quite a fire this evening an old Blacksmithís shop on A St. near 4th St. We are all well.

Wednesday, September 25

Weather continues quite warm. We are still working at Woodsonís House. We are all very well.

Thursday, September 26

Weather continues pleasant a little cloudy today. Working at the same place. All well.

Friday, September 27

Weather continues pleasant. We topped out Woodsonís House. All very well.

Saturday, September 28

Weather quite pleasant. We worked part of today. The committee met this eve of that 240 Dollars subscription in stock in Odd Fellows Hall. It is not desided yet but expect soon.

Sunday, September 29

Weather continues about the same. I did not get to Church all day. Sallie kept me home to help to mind the children.

Monday, September 30

Weather continues about the same. We worked at the Gas House most all day. I am not doing much now. 2 or 3 small jobs is all that I Have to do.

Tuesday, October 1

Weather continues about the same. I did a little job for Mr. H. Charles build a little chimney. We are all well.

Wednesday, October 2

Weather continues about the same. We worked on Johnsonís Houses today paveing sellers & arys. Tomorrow we go back to the Baptist Church to make some aulterations in the gable ends. We are all very well.

Thursday, October 3

Weather continues about the same but very windy today. We worked all day at the Church. Lumber & Brick is very cheap this fall. Brick is sold by McCormick delivered for $6 & Lumber is selling at the yard for $13 per thousand. Ella is not very well on act. of her teath.

Friday, October 4

Weather continues about the same but not so windy. We finished at the Church today. I am getting a little job ready to do for Ellis man on 3rd St. clost to Feather River. We are all very well.

Saturday, October 5

Weather quite pleasant. We had quite a fire last night on the corner of C & 2nd Streets. The old frame Philadelphia Hotel. J. C. Fall & Tennent failed today. I lose 50 or 60 Dollars by Fall. It has created quite a sencation about town. We are all well.

Sunday, October 6

Weather pleasant. At Church & school all day. We are all well except Ella. She is not very well. We think it is her teath that makes her unwell.

Monday, October 7

Weather pleasant. We commenced some brickwork for Mr. Ellis on Third St. close to Feather River. We are all very well.

Tuesday, October 8

Weather has been very windy & dusty about as bad as I ever saw it. We worked all day at the same place. We are all well except Ella.

Wednesday, October 9

Today has been more pleasant. I started a little back building for Mrs. Baker next to the Presbyterian Church. We are all about the same.

Thursday, October 10

Weather pleasant. We worked part of today on Mrs. Bakerís House. I took an order from Woodson on Hudson Wiley & Cane for $536 worth of Lumber on a Brick act.

Friday, October 11

Weather continues pleasant. We worked all day on Bakerís House. Eve I went to the sing for a little while. Ella was not quite so well this eve.

Saturday, October 12

Weather quite pleasant. We are still at the same place at work. I took 7200 feet of 1X6 to have flooring made out of it. I get it turned into flooring for $6 per M. We are all well except Ella. We think she has the hooping cough.

Sunday, October 13

Weather pleasant. We had no Church today on act of our Preacher being absent. But we had Sabbath School. We are all well except Ella she is not very well.

Monday, October 14

Weather pleasant. I done a job at the Gas House this morning. Afternoon worked at Mrs. Bakerís. We are all very well.

Tuesday, October 15

Weather continues pleasant. I topped out Mrs. Bakerís this morning & then did a job for the City at the Yuba Engine House. We are all well. Eve I went to the Lodge.

Wednesday, October 16

Weather continues pleasant. I worked all day at the County Hauspiddle. We are all well.

Thursday, October 17

Weather continues pleasant. I worked all day at the same place. We are all well.

Friday, October 18

Weather pleasant. I am still kept busy jobing about. We are all well. Sallie & the children spent the day on D. St.

Saturday, October 19

Cloudy & windy all day looks like rain. I worked all day on Mr. Ellis House on 83rd St. We are all well.

Sunday, October 20

Weather pleasant. We Dedicated our chapple today. The House was very much filled. We had three Ministers present besides our one. Messers Wallsworth, Saxton & Cheeney. Every thing pased off very well. Mr. Gramps(?) played the Melodian for us. Sallie was not there.

Monday, October 21

Weather continued pleasant. I paid my City tax today it amounted to 91 Dollars & some cents. Afternoon I worked out at the hauspiddle. We are all very well. Ella appears better than she was.

Tuesday, October 22

Weather continues pleasant. I am still jobing about work is quite slack now with me as well as with most of the Bricklayers.

Wednesday, October 23

Weather continues about the same. I am still working at the Hospiddle. We are all well. I figured the Brickwork on the Hotel to be built corner of 3rd & C sts this eve.

Thursday, October 24

We. still pleasant. I lost the brickwork on the Hotel. Stoops got it for about 75 Dollars less than my bid. We are all well.

Friday, October 25

Weather very pleasant. I worked all day on 3rd St at Mr Ellis House. I bought an Extra at noon today it being the first news telegraphed over the news line. It brought the news of the deaths of Wildey & Col. Baker

Saturday, October 26

Weather pleasant. I am still kept busy jobing about. I finished at Woodsonís House at noon today. We are all very well.

Sunday, October 27

Weather quite pleasant. At Church & Sabbath School in the morning but did not get to go in the evening. We are getting along finely in our S. School..

Monday, October 28

Weather pleasant but has the appearance of rain. I commenced a job at the Waterworks this morning building a curb. We are all well.

Tuesday, October 29

Weather continues about the same. I finished at the Waterworks & then done some work at Johnsoníd Houses. We are not quite through there yet with our contract. I finished up a building this eve for Hoole(?)

Wednesday, October 30

Weather pleasant. I commenced to build a chimney for John Hash on D. St. I am quite busy now jobing. We are all very well.

Thursday, October 31

Weather continues very pleasant. The mornings are quite cool. I finished at noon at Hashes went back at noon to Johnsonís houses. All well.

Friday, November 1

Morning quite cool. I went out to the Catholic graveyard to do some work for John Obunn(?) went back to Johnsonís Houses in the afternoon. We are all well.

Saturday, November 2

Weather very pleasant. Worked all day at Johnsonís Houses. I settled up with Jerry this evening. We are all well.

Sunday, November 3

Weather pleasant. At Church & Sabbath School in the morning but did not get to go in the evening. We are all well.

Monday, November 4

Weather very pleasant. Worked all day on Johnsonís Houses on D St. pointing up &co. that being the last thing we had to do so the big job is done at last but it has not been acepted  yet by the superintendent.

Tuesday, November 5

Weather continues very pleasant. I done a job for Gwynn to day at his old Lime House put down the first brick curb & gutter. I am very busy now jobing. Eve went to see about some work. We are all well.

Wednesday, November 6

Weather continues pleasant. Worked all day for Jacob Gingle. We are all very well. Last Monday eve I was ellected Delegate from our Fire Company.

Thursday, November 7

Weather very foggy this morning but it cleared off about the middle of the day. I am still at work for Gingle. We are still very well.

Friday, November 8

Weather continues very pleasant. I finished at Gingles and commenced a little job ot the corner of First & B Sreets. Sallie went with me to the sing this eve. We are all well. We have a very good [--] now.

Saturday, November 9

Weather continues very pleasant. I worked all day & finished on First St. I am quite busy now jobing & I expect to have a house or two in a day or so. We are all well.

Sunday, November 10

Weather cloudy but no rain. At Church & school all day. Sallie went with me in the evening. We are all very well.

Monday, November 11

Weather continues cloudy it rained a little last night. I commenced Dr. Riceís yard wall today. I am quite busy jobing. We are all well.

Tuesday, November 12

Weather continues cloudy & it commenced to rain just after I commenced work so we had to quit. We are all well.

Wednesday, November 13

Weather continues cloudy but we worked all day. I am still working on the yard wall. We are all well.

Thursday, November 14

Weather continues about the same. We worked all day. My team is halling sand for Gingle for $6 per day. All well.

Friday, November 15

Rained quite hard this afternoon. I am still jobing about first one place another. We are all well.

Saturday, November 16

Rained untill noon afternoon pleasant. I payed my County & State taxes today. It was $136.56 cts  I had hard work to raise it. Times are quite hard at present. We are all well.

Sunday, November 17

Cloudy & rained quite hard during Church time and Sabbath School but clearing the afternoon. Sallie went to Church with me in the evening. We are all very well.

Monday, November 18

Weather continues cloudy. I worked all day building a little oven on D. St next to the Water Works. We are all very well. Team is halling sand for Jacob Gingle by the day $6.

Tuesday, November 19

Rained all day. I did a little paveing at Mr. Selbeys for myself. The family is all well.

Wednesday, November 20

Weather pleasant but it was quite cold last night it froze the ground quite hard in places. I commenced a little job for Mr. Yale. All well.

Thursday, November 21

Weather continues about the same. I finished at Mr. Yale. That is all I have to do now jobing. Family all well.

Friday, November 22

Weather quite pleasant. I worked all day for Mr. John Horsch repairing his privey at his store on D. St. Family all well.

Saturday, November 23

Weather pleasant. I did not work today. Team is still halling sand. Family all well.

Sunday, November 24

Weather pleasant. At Church and S. School all day. Sallie went with me in the morning. We are all very well.

Monday, November 25

Weather pleasant but cloudy. We worked part of the day at Gingles. The team is still halling sand there to fill up with. Family is all well.

Tuesday, November 26

Weather very unpleasant cloudy & a little rain. I worked for Mr. Ellis today at his new House on 3rd St. I keep busy jobing. That is about all I have to do now. We are all well.

Wednesday, November 27

Weather wet & very muddy. I did not work today. Family all well.

Thursday, November 28

Weather cloudy but pleasant. Today is Thanksgiving Day. I went to Church in the morning. We are all well the Baby is getting along finely.

Friday, November 29

Wet all day. I worked about home part of the day. We are all well.

Saturday, November 30

Weather continues damp. Worked part of the day paveing on the corner of E and 3rd Sts. Family is all well.

Sunday, December 1

Weather pleasant. At Church & School in the morning but did not get to go in the evening. All well.

Monday, December 2

Weather pleasant. Worked at Mr. Gingles the team is halling sand there yet. We are all well.

Tuesday, December 3

Weather wet and Very muddy. I did not work today out. I finished my meal chest. Family is all well.

Wednesday, December 4

Weather very pleasant today. I started a little House for a colored man by the Public School House. We are all well. Evening at a meeting of the Directers of the Odd Fellows Hall Association.

Thursday, December 5

Weather very pleasant. Worked all day at the same place. One of my oxen gave out today. I will have to let them rest for a while. Family is all well.

Friday, December 6

The weather has got very bad again. We worked untill most noon but had to stop on act of the rain. I have none but Jerry working for me now.

Saturday, December 7

Weather very bad all day. The rain has got very high almost high as it was last winter. We are all well.

Sunday, December 8

Rained most all last night and today. We had no Church at our place on act. of bad weather. We are all very well.

Monday, December 9

Today the weather has been very pleasant over head but last night it rained very hard & that with the last few days of rain & the great quanity of snow in the mountains melting has caused one of the greatest fluds ever witnessed in Cal. Part of the Merchant Hotel and a number of stores fell about day light this morning.

Tuesday, December 10

The water continued rising yesterday untill late in the afternoon. At one point in town it was 3Ĺ inches higher than in 52 & 53. My houses on the corner of 5th & F Sts was all right the grade being about 12 inches above water while the House on D St was only about 6 inches above. A great deal of property is destroyed. I have lost some in wood & joist about the brickyard.

Wednesday, December 11

Weather continues pleasant over head but affull under foot. My brickyard was about 10 or 11 feet under water. We just barely saved the oxen by swimming them out. It has washed a great many small Houses that stood on the low land away. They came past our House most all day Monday. Boats was in great demand. I have done nothing but watching the flood.

Thursday, December 12

The weather continues pleasant but the water continues up pretty well. The merchants has been busy all the week saving what they could from the stores that fell. No lives has been lost about Marysville but a great many barely escaped in the Hotel & Eatonís store when they fell.

Friday, December 13

Weather continues pleasant over head but the streets & roads are in a horable condition. Williams & Co. (millers) lost considerable by the flud in wood principally. From acts. Sacramento  has suffered most. From acts. A great many cattle has been drowned through the vallie. Our Basements kept perfectly dry

Saturday, December 14

The weather has been a little foggy part of yesterday & today otherwise it has been very pleasant. During the high water Monday the steam boat came up the slough and went around by the Brickyard clost to Judge Bliss to get Familys from the Houses also around the other way to Covellows(?) Ranch to get Familys.

Sunday, December 15

Weather pleasant. Morning and evening at Church. Sallie was with me at church today. We are all well.

Monday, December 16

The weather is pleasant over head most of the time but it is very muddy about the streets. I am not doing much now. The roads is so bad I can not hall brick.

Tuesday, December 17

Weather continues about the same. Josiah came up this evening & we settled up our old acts. He is getting ready to go home. We are all very well.

Wednesday, December 18

Weather continues about the same. I have been working most all day today trying to get that job of J. R. Johnson settler up Miller has made a deduction on the brickwork of $225 Dollars.

Thursday, December 19

Weather continues about the same. I am not doing very much now on act. of the bad roads cant get brick from the kiln. We are all well.

Friday, December 20

Weather cloudy & damp. I worked most all day today for C. Rush on C. St. repairing what the flud destroyed. We are all well.

Saturday, December 21

Weather pleasant. I finished at Rushes at noon. Afternoon I resat a Rainge at the Hospital. We have not got that job settled on D. St. We left it to a committee of 4. I chose McDonald & Seward.

Sunday, December 22

Weather very bad rained most all day. I did not get out the House all day. I had quite a sore foot. We are all very well.

Monday, December 23

Weather continues very bad. Rained most all day. We had to postpone our Fair on act. of the rain untill next Tuesday eve. We are all well.

Tuesday, December 24

Weather continues bad. Roads allmost impassable. So bad I cannot hall any brick at all. The water has got very high again within about 4 feet of being as high as the flud of the 9th of this Month.

Wednesday, December 25

Today has been quite a quiet Christmas. I stayed at Home all day. The streets is in an affull condition on act. of so much rain. A great many people has lost by the flud some all they had in the world. We are all very well.

Thursday, December 26

The weather still unsettled at time it rains very hard. I have plenty of work to do but the weather is so bad I can not do any thing. The slough is so high I can not get any Brick or sand into town. We are all well.

Friday, December 27

It rained very hard last night. The lower part of Town lying West of F St to Feather river is all under water again but not so deep as the flud of 9th. About all the damage the flud done me was on the yard. The Firemenís Pole fell last night.

Saturday, December 28

The weather has been quite pleasant over head but affull under foot. I commenced to do some work at the Post Office. Another of my oxen died last night. Josiah Bowen left this morning for S. Francisco on his way home. We are all well.

Sunday, December 29

Rained most of the day. So few came to Church in the evening that we had a prayer meeting in stead of preaching.

Monday, December 30

Morning pleasant but we had a very hard rain in the afternoon. I was at the graveyard building a vault for Montgomeryís two little Boys that died from the cause of eating frog stools. It rained so hard that they left them at the church untill New Years.

Sunday, December 31

Weather was quite pleasant today. I helped to get ready for our Fair which is to commence this evening. Evening pleasant. Sallie with me at the fair. Every thing looked very nice. We bought a few things for the children.

Today is the last day of another year & it finds us all enjoying excelent health for which I hope that we do feel thankfull for it. I feel very well satisfied with the success that I have had in business for the last year and only hope that I may do as well the next year. I have met with some losses but I must expect that dealing with so many kinds of people.

 

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