Records  of  Isaac  McComas

1855 Diary

Monday, January 1

In Marysville Cal. ranching in C St with C Sheppard. G. Crowell and J. T. Bowen. In a small Hous belonging to us. Went a gunning in the morning. Rained some in the morning

Tuesday, January 2

Pleasant weather today blowing and raining quite hard this evening. Not at work now. Making preparations to go a gunning tomorrow with a large party. Called to see Mr. Toller with McClinthen in evening

Wednesday, January 3

Weather unfavourable did not go gunning today on that gunning excurtion. Went out by the grave yard gunning in the morning. Not at work now. Red a letter from Bro. James

Thursday, January 4

The weather quite pleasant today. Ten of us started with 2 wagons out by the Toales gunning got there about sun down. Pased through the Butes montaine very pretty farms

Friday, January 5

Very pleasant day in camp about 20 miles from Marysville. We all shoot about as much game as we could eat. Sleep in a small camp on the ground very cold nights.

Saturday, January 6

The weather continues quite pleasant. Started home about 11 o’clock. We all enjoyed our selves very well did not get much game got home about sun down.

Sunday, January 7

The weather pleasant. Mr. Dryden preached in the morning and Mr. Wallsworth(?) in the evening. Sunday School at 2 o’clock. Text in the evening Ephesians 5.15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools but wise.

Monday, January 8

Nothing to do reading part of the day The Memorials of South Africa Barnibas Shaw

Tuesday, January 9

Cloudy in the morning but did not rain. Josiah Bowen and I went to gunning got 2 or 3 ducks got back about 2 o’clock. Mr. Rymeares promised me work in a week or so.

Wednesday, January 10

Pleasant day nothing to do Psa. 115, 1  Blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the way of the Lord. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimony and seek him with the whole heart.

Thursday, January 11

The weather continues quite pleasant. Smith D. Lowders & John and I went a gunning.

Friday, January 12

No change in weather. In the afternoon I wrote a letter to Bro. James and sent my 2 travling cards home to have them remade for another year.

Saturday, January 13

Went to San Francisco with Smith and D. Lowders they going down to go home in the S Ship Lonora got down about 2 o’clock went to Sacrmento in the Enterprise then took the yueven(?) City for L. F. We stoped at Isaac Williams Temterance House

Sunday, January 14

Very pretty day in San Francisco walked about town for a while then went to Church in Washington St. Baptist Church Text The Lord’s Prayer in the afternoon. In the evening heard Mr. Taylor preach. Smith, [--] & Dr. went also.

Monday, January 15

Find a good many improvements made in San Francisco since last spring. Built several large churches Catholic Church & Jew Sinegouge among the number. The Custom house now underway. At 4 o; clock I started for Marysville.

Tuesday, January 16

got up to Sacramento about 4 this morning. Went to see Mr. Armor at 7 o’clock started for Marysville in the Gov. Dean got up all safe to Marysville about 4 o’clock.

Wednesday, January 17

Rec. a letter from Bro. James with the account of cusin Sarah [---] death. The weather so very foggy in this place and all through the valley the weather is clear in the mountains at San Francisco. I was on a juror this evening on a right of Property.

Thursday, January 18

The weather continues foggy. Not doing very much now feel very much in want of something to do to pass away time. In the evening went to prayer meeting.

Friday, January 19

The sun came out about the middle of today and the fog dispersed. Saw a large grizley bear today. They are Building a bear garden here to have a fight in about a week.

Saturday, January 20

Very pleasant day. Had the pleasure of taking supper with Mr. Pain on venison.

Sunday, January 21

Weather very pleasant at Sunday School and Church all day. In the evening McClinthen and I called to see Mr. Tolles

Monday, January 22

Commenced work this morning for Mr. Rymeares on First St. on a row of houses running from High to D. St. Building them about 4 feet higher. Press brick fronts Jim is helping me.

Tuesday, January 23

Weather continues very pleasant worked all day. Had a Bull fight in this place today.

Wednesday, January 24

Very pleasant day. Worked all day.

Thursday, January 25

The weather continues quite pleasant and very dry. The miners complaining very much on account of no rain. Worked all day.

Friday, January 26

Mr. Armor came up to Marysville this afternoon on a visit. Worked all day. Loaned Mr. Armor 20$.

Saturday, January 27

The weather continues mild and pleasant. Worked all day. Report of the explosion of the Pearl this evening. In the evening went to the Division ellected A. Schribe.

Sunday, January 28

Very pleasant day. At Sunday School and church all day.

Monday, January 29

The weather continues quite pleasant. Worked all day. Mailed two Papers to Balto for Jacob and one for James. Loaned Mr. Armor 20$

Tuesday, January 30

The weather continues pleasant, at work

Wednesday, January 31

Received a letter from Charles Slicer. In the evening went to a Temperance Meeting at the Church.

Thursday, February 1

The weather cloudy and rained a little but not enough to stop me from work.   Josiah and I went gunning by moon light, got 2 ducks. I got 2 ducks by the cabbin.

Friday, February 2

The weather is again quite pleasant. Worked all day.

Saturday, February 3

The weather continues pleasant worked all day. Let my Watch fall and broke it considerable in the evening went to the Division.

Sunday, February 4

Very dry pleasant and warm day at school and Church all day had a very good prayer meeting in the afternoon.

Monday, February 5

The weather continues pleasant worked all day. In the evening Mr. Robinson took me to the ( space left blank)  and was Initiated a member.

Tuesday, February 6

The weather pleasant a little cloudy Josiah is getting ready to go to the mines. Mr. McClinthen starts for New York in the morning.

Wednesday, February 7

Weather continues pleasant Worked all day. Mr. Dide called to see me at the Building. Wrote to Andrew Slicer in San Francisco in the evening. Threatening rain.

Thursday, February 8

Rained most all day. Did not work today. With Mr.Dideur all day stayed with me all night. Josiah Bowen started yesterday for the Prarie diggens

Friday, February 9

The weather a little cloudy but no rain Worked all day. Mr. Dideur started for San Francisco. In the evening went to the meeting nomination night for delegates to con.

Saturday, February 10

In the morning quite cold commenced raining about 12 o’clock rained on and off untill night. Josiah came in from the mines with D. White. White stayed with us all night.

Sunday, February 11

Very pleasant day before church time I walked out in the Prarie very much pleased to see the grass, flowers growing and the cattle feeding.

Monday, February 12

The weather continues very pleasant Worked all day. In the evening went to the meeting proposed John F. Freeman

Tuesday, February 13

Worked all day. The weather continues dry for this season of the year in California. Makes it very bad for the miners as they depend on the rainy season for a supply of water for the year.

Wednesday, February 14

Weather pleasant Worked all day. In the evening went to a temperance meeting held at the Methodist Church had a speaker from San Francisco

Thursday, February 15

The weather continues quite pleasant Worked all day

Friday, February 16

Pleasant day Worked all day.

Saturday, February 17

The weather very pleasant Worked all day. In the evening went to a meeting held in the city hall for the purpose of starting a Libria Association

Sunday, February 18

The weather continues very pleasant attended Sunday School and Church today. In the afternoon walked out to Fether river. In the evening the wind commenced blowing.

Monday, February 19

Very windy today. Worked all day. Received a letter from Bro. James dated Jan 16th

Tuesday, February 20

Today is more pleasant not so windy as yesterday but quite cold in the morning Worked all day. Mr. Sheppard started for the mines this morning.

Wednesday, February 21

The weather dry and pleasant. Worked all day. In the evening went to the Young Mens library Association.

Thursday, February 22

Weather pleasant Finished Mr. Rimears job on First St. at noon and went to work for Thomas Seward in the afternoon in High St. Press Brick work.

Friday, February 23

Rained most all day. Page Bacon & Co. Adams & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. closed houses today. Finished a letter to Jacob

Saturday, February 24

Very pleasant day Worked all day. Wells Fargo & Co. resumed business today. Page Bacon & Co. and Adams & Co. are still closed. I save no money with them.

Sunday, February 25

Very pleasant day. In the morning went to the Dedication of the Chapple Belonging to the Presbitarians in this place. Mr. Wallsworth preached. Text Ps. 48.11-12. No church at the Methodist church at 11 o’clock.

Monday, February 26

Rained all day. Wrote a letter to Bro. James and sent him a paper. In the evening took the second and third degree.

Tuesday, February 27

Cloudy and rained part of the day. Worked all day.

Wednesday, February 28

Rained very hard last night and again today. The rivers raised very high.

Thursday, March 1

Quite pleasant today. Worked all day. Went to prayer meeting in the evening.

Friday, March 2

Pleasant today. Worked all day.

Saturday, March 3

Raining a little this morning. Went to work about 9 o’clock. In the evening bought a pare of boots gave $4.50 for them.

Sunday, March 4

Very pleasant day. In the morning went to the Methodist Church at 2 to the Sunday School and then walked out to the burying ground. Evening went to the Presbyterian Church.

Monday, March 5

Very wet day the election day for Mayor, Marshall & Alderman & School Commissioners. Messers Jas. Allen Mayor, Anderson Marshall and all the rest on the same ticket was elected. (my choice)

Tuesday, March 6

Continues to rain the river is raising very fast.

Wednesday, March 7

Very little rain today but the river keeps rising into the stores on First St. about 3 feet below high water mark. The large Steam Boats come up

Thursday, March 8

Very pleasant today. The river is high yet. Worked all day in the evening went to prayer meeting. Saw Mr. Chittenden today.

Friday, March 9

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day.

Saturday, March 10

The weather pleasant. The Temple of Honor turned out today in the evening, a Bible was presented to them by the Daughters of Temperance at the Methodist Church by a very large house.

Sunday, March 11

Very pleasant day. Mr. Daniels preached today, at Sunday School in the afternoon. Prayer meeting in the afternoon at 3 o’clock

Monday, March 12

Rained most all day. Worked awhile in the morning

Tuesday, March 13

Rained part of today. It is now good weather for the miners plenty of water.

Wednesday, March 14

Rained most all day. Our Cornice fell off last night and broak all the scaffold(?) down it was owing to not being filled up on the inside. We commenced to fit it on.

Thursday, March 15

The weather clear but unpleasant on account of the wind blowing. Worked all day at the cornice we are not charging anything for our time.

Friday, March 16

Today has been fare pleasant than yesterday. Worked all day. Mr. Sheppard came back from the mines did not do much there.

Saturday, March 17

Very pleasant day worked ½ day and finished our front on the Plaza, High St. Walked about the rest of the day.

Sunday, March 18

The weather very pleasant at church and Sunday School all day.

Monday, March 19

The weather continues pleasant. Nothing to do at present but my prospects are good. Today the election for City Officers came off.

Tuesday, March 20

The weather continues pleasant. Walked about all day. In the evening 4 of us started a prayer meeting in the Pastors study at the M. E. Church. Present Burlingame, Griffith, Warren and I

Wednesday, March 21

Very pleasant day. Worked all day for Mr. Fall at his residence reparing his front steps.

Thursday, March 22

Weather continues very pleasant. Received a letter from B. Shakspear from Rough and Ready and answered it. Walked out by Mr. Falls in the afternoon.

Friday, March 23

No change in the weather. Had a Lot 40 by 40 feet on B St. offered to me for $450 but declined taking it. Mr. Sheppard and I walked out to the Middle Fury

Saturday, March 24

The weather continues very pleasant. Mr. Sheppard and I made a back door to our house. In the evening went to the Division some effort made to resusitate the Division. Some in favor of adjourning sign a die a motion was made to meet next Saturday evening.

Sunday, March 25

Very pleasant day. Attended as usual to Church and Sunday School Rev. Mr. Richardson delivered a temperance sermon in the afternoon

Monday, March 26

The weather continues very pleasant the climate in California at this season of the year as well as the fall and winter months far exceeds the climate in most if not all of the Atlantic states

Tuesday, March 27

Wrote to C. H. Slicer and sent him a paper. Rec a letter from Mr. Armor through the hands of Mr. Cameron from San Francisco. Went to the young mens prayer meeting in the evening had a good meeting

Wednesday, March 28

Very pleasant day. Not doing anything now but my prospects are very good for work Mr. Pain offered to give me charge of all his work this summer.

Thursday, March 29

Weather continues pleasant. Reading in Josephus most all the forenoon. In the afternoon went out to Mr. Pains woodcutting with the team after wood. Bought a Mansinieta cane home with me in the evening went to prayer meeting

Friday, March 30

Very wet rainy day. The Atlantic mail in but I am again sadly disappointed for not getting any letter from home. Began to rase Mr. Fall and Co. store today. Wrote to Bro. Armor in San Francisco

Saturday, March 31

Rained very hard all night it is still raining blowing quite hard. We discontinued our meeting at the Division this evening. Loaned J. Tolles $5.00

Sunday, April 1

Rained a little today very muddy walking. Mr. Dryden being absent today we had no meeting at his Church. Attended the Prysbitarian Church. The Lord’s Super was administered after preaching in the morning.

Monday, April 2

Very pleasant today. Supervisors were elected for the county ( Yuba ) in the evening saw James Allen the Mayor Elect sworn in office with the city councle and marshal

Tuesday, April 3

The weather pleasant. Went to work for Mr. Leaward under pinning Mr. Fall’s store on First St. We had no prayer meeting this evening.

Wednesday, April 4

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day. Subscribed for the Christian Advocate $5.00 ( Paid ) In the evening went to the reading room.

Thursday, April 5

Weather pleasant, Worked all day. Went to prayer meting in the evening had a very good meeting.

Friday, April 6

Part of today was quite warm finished Mr. Fall’s house today the under pinning on First St.

Saturday, April 7

It has been quite warm today. Walked about today.

Sunday, April 8

The weather continues warm but pleasant. At church & S School as usual in the morning. The Rev. Mr. Moor Preached. Text I will help the. In the evening Mr. Dryden preached temperance sermon

Monday, April 9

Quite windy today and looks like rain. Commenced a house on C St. for Mr. Rimeares. In the evening attended a temperance lecture delivered by Miss Pellet.

Tuesday, April 10

Rained all day. Reading in Josephus most of the day. In the evening went to hear Miss Pellet’s second lecture on temperance

Wednesday, April 11

Wet all day today. Wrote a letter to Annie. Staid in the house all day. In the evening went to the young mens prayer meeting.

Thursday, April 12

Cloudy wet and very muddy but worked all day.

Friday, April 13

Worked this morning untill about 10 o’clock then stoped on account of it raining.

Saturday, April 14

Rained most of today quite hard. Received a letter from Annie.

Sunday, April 15

Cloudy and wet all day. We had no S. School today. at church twice. Rev. Mr. Merchant from Scaramento preached today. Text morning 2Peter 1, 5-7

Monday, April 16

Cloudy and wet all day. Received the first paper of the Christian Advocate published in San Francisco price per annum $5.00

Tuesday, April 17

Cloudy but no rain and quite pleasant. Worked part of today. Went to the young mens prayer meeting in the evening.

Wednesday, April 18

Weather very pleasant. Worked all day. Stayed home this evening and baked bread.

Thursday, April 19

Today has been very pleasant to work. In the evening went to prayer meeting..

Friday, April 20

The weather continues quite pleasant. Worked all day.

Saturday, April 21

No change in the weather. Worked all day. Working on press brick work.

Sunday, April 22

Quite pleasant in the morning but in the afternoon we had quite a thunder storm.  At the Presbitearien Church today. A sermon was preached this evening on the prophesy of the Turkey [--] by a [--].

Monday, April 23

Very pleasant day. Worked all day. In the evening went to the reading room at Muron(?) Hall, D. St.

Tuesday, April 24

Cloudy today and a little windy but pleasant. Worked all day with Bro. Grefith.  this evening in the reading room had no prayer meeting.

Wednesday, April 25

Pleasant day worked all day. Received from Mr. Rimers $182.00 for work don on First St. in the winter. Also rec 75  dollars interest money from Mr. C. G. Moxly

Thursday, April 26

The weather continues pleasant. Worked all day. Went to prayer meeting in the evening had a good meeting but not very many present.

Friday, April 27

Cloudy and begun to rain this evening about 6 o’clock. Worked all day.

Saturday, April 28

Very pleasant day. Worked all day. Loaned Robinson and Seward $282.00 on their note at 3 per cent per month for 1 month.

Sunday, April 29

Pleasant weather  at preaching and S. School all day. Text in the evening Heb. 2-3  How shall we escape if we neglect do great salvation.

Monday, April 30

Weather very pleasant. Worked all day. ( Apr 28 ) sent Bro. Jacob the Christian Advocate.

Tuesday, May 1

The weather continues pleasant. Worked all day. The Publick School gave a celebration today about a mile from Marysville. The children turned out well. Went to the reading room

Wednesday, May 2

a little windy today rained a little this evening. The Moon was eclipsed last night about 8 o’clock. In the evening went out to Mr.Pains Bricjyard he sat fire to his first Bill

Thursday, May 3

Today has been quite pleasant. Worked all day. Went to the reading room in the evening reading the Darien(?) expedition for a ship channel

Friday, May 4

The weather continues pleasant. Worked all day. Received three letters today one from Daniel Lowder [--] Ohio, one from Bro. James Balto. and one from B. F. Shakespear Rough and Ready answered the latter.

Saturday, May 5

The weather still continues pleasant. Worked all day. Another Bull fight tonight by the Mexicans.

Sunday, May 6

Very pleasant day. At church morning and evening and communion in the afternoon. I fear that I did not appreciate the privilege as much as I should.

Monday, May 7

Very pleasant day. Worked all day.

Tuesday, May 8

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day,  at the reading room in the evening.

Wednesday, May 9

The weather pleasant . Worked all day  went to the reading room in the evening

Thursday, May 10

The weather continues quite pleasant. Worked all day. Went to the prayer meeting in the evening only 6 present but had a very good meeting.

Friday, May 11

Today has been quite changeable today commenced to rain at 9 o’clock  we quit work. With Mr. Pain in the afternoon.

Saturday, May 12

quite pleasant today but a little  windy part of the time. Worked all day. Walked about town a little in the evening.

Sunday, May 13

Very pleasant all day at church and S. School all day. Walked out to the grave yard in the morning looks very pretty and there great many pretty flowers growing. B. Shakespear came down today from Rough and Ready

Monday, May 14

Rained this morning for a while went to work about 9 o’clock. In the evening we had quite a thunder gust and the wind blew very hard. Went out to the Pain Brickyard in the evening

Tuesday, May 15

Very pleasant today Worked all day. With Mr. Pain all the evening. We was in the reading room a while.

Wednesday, May 16

Very pleasant day. Worked all day. In the evening Mr. Sheppard and I called to see B. F. Shakespear at his ranch

Thursday, May 17

Weather continues pleasant. Worked all day. With Mr. Pain in the evening seeing about a job on G. St. on the site of the old U. S. Hotel which has just been taken down

Friday, May 18

The weather still pleasant. Worked all day finishing up the first story of Mr. Rimears house on C. St. Had my hammer repared today. Rec. Bro. Jacob’s and Sister Elizabeth’s likenesses with a letter

Saturday, May 19

Threatening rain this morning began about 10 o’clock. In the afternoon had quite a storm rained and thundered quite hard for a while. Was quite sick yesterday took some Pills this evening

Sunday, May 20

Rained a little today, at the Presbuterian Church twice today. We had no Sunday S today the Pastor was absent all day. In the afternoon Mr. Mathews and I walked out to the grave yard.

Monday, May 21

Very pleasant today. Worked all day. Down town all the evening bought a trowen and a 2 feet rool.

Tuesday, May 22

The weather continues quite pleasant . Worked all day

Wednesday, May 23

Pleasant today but a little windy. Worked all day. Wrote a letter to Daniel Lowders in Cincinnati, Ohio

Thursday, May 24

Quite cool this morning. Worked untill 9 o’clock for Mr. Rimears. Then started a building 60 feet square on D. St. belonging to Mr. Humphreys & a building joining

Friday, May 25

Quite pleasant today. At work as foreman for Mr. Pain. Working 7 bricklayers C. W. Sheppard, Smith, B. F. Shakespear, Samuel P. Kent, James Moor and D. White

Saturday, May 26

Quite warm today. Worked all day. Bought a pair boots and a pair of shoes and two shorts for $7.50 and 25 stamps for $1.00

Sunday, May 27

Very pleasant day. Went to the Presbitarian Church today no preaching at the Methodist Church. In the afternoon Mathews and I walked out in the country a mile or so.

Monday, May 28

Quite pleasant weather . Worked all day. Wrote to D. Lowders in Cincinnati and to Bro. Jacob I sent him 2 papers and Bro. James a paper. Commenced today to take my dinner at the Oriental Hotell

Tuesday, May 29

Weather continues pleasant. Worked all day had to stop all the hands this morning on account of the [--] sills not being ready. All went to work in the afternoon

Wednesday, May 30

Very warm all day all worked today. A small fire broke out about 6 o’lock on First St. extended.

Thursday, May 31

Very hot today.2 of the men gave out this afternoon on account of the heat thermometer stood in the shade 106. I felt the heat very much thought I would have to give out.

Friday, June 1

Just about as hot today as yesterday. 2 men gave out today I felt very weak in the afternoon but stood it out. Sat the first iron colume today on the U. S. Hotell

Saturday, June 2

Not quite so warm today. Finished up the first story of the U. S. H. building joining with the exception of the front.

Sunday, June 3

Quite pleasant today. had a new preacher today Mr. Briggs from San Francisco in place of Mr. Driden. Mr. Taylor preached twice once at Mary’s corner and evening at the church. Had a very good day

Monday, June 4

Very pleasant day. Mr. Crowell and I worked all day cut the capp bricks for the frount(?)  pears(?)   In the evening went to a church meeting at the Methodist Church

Tuesday, June 5

Quite warm part of the day. Sat all the columes on the old U. S. Hotell

Wednesday, June 6

The weather continues warm. Worked all day

Thursday, June 7

The [weather] quite warm. Worked all day

Friday, June 8

No change in the weather. Started on the second floor finished setting the collumes.

Saturday, June 9 

Quite hot today the thermometer stood 98 in the shade & about 120 in the sun getting along very well with the work

Sunday, June 10

Very pleasant today. At Sunday School and Church all day. Mr. Merchant preached for us today. Organized a trust society this evening after preaching.

Monday, June 11

 The weather more pleasant. Worked all day

Tuesday, June 12

Quite cool today worked all day.

Wednesday, June 13

Very pleasant today and worked all day. dont feel very well and have not been for a month or so back. Mailed a paper for Mrs. Slicer.

Thursday, June 14

Very pleasant day. Worked all day

Friday, June 15

The weather quite pleasant. Worked all day. Commenced today of a job for Mr. Rimears on First St. 85 by 70 feet. Mr. Pain is the contractter

Saturday, June 16

No change in the weather. Worked all day

Sunday, June 17

Quite warm today. At Sunday School Church all day. Mr. Briggs from San Francisco is our Preacher this year. We have our Libria from New York a very good selection of books cost $120.00

Monday, June 18

The weather continues warm. Started at noon to lay bricks in Mr. Ramears buildings. In the evening Mr. Crowell and I measured Mr. Watson’s House. Received a letter from Sister Annie.

Tuesday, June 19

Very hot today. Worked all day

Wednesday, June 20

Very hot all day the thermometer stood at 107 in the shade in the sun about 140

Thursday, June 21

the weather continues very hot. I stand the heat very well

Friday, June 22

Not much change in the weather continues very warm. Did not go to prayer meeting this evening went to see Mr.Ramears on business.

Saturday, June 23

More pleasant today the wind blew a little. I am now forman on 2 large jobs one on First St. & one on D.

Sunday, June 24

Very pleasant day. Spent the day in Sunday School and at church.

Monday, June 25

The weather is more pleasant not quite so warm. Worked all day. In the evening called to see Mr. Tolles had an interduction to his daughter Miss Eliza, spent a very pleasant evening.

Tuesday, June 26

The weather continues more pleasant. Worked all day on the eaves on the U. S. Hotel on D. St.

Wednesday, June 27

No change in the weather. Worked all day. In the evening called to see

 Mr. Tolles spent a very pleasant evening with them

Thursday, June 28

The weather continues pleasant. Worked all day.

Friday, June 29

Quite warm today. Commenced the Oriental  Hotel working at 3 buildings. In the evening went to prayer meeting.

Saturday, June 30

Quite warm today. Worked all day called to see the Tolles on business in the evening then went to hear Col Goat speak

Sunday, July 1

The weather continues warm. At church and Sunday School as usual in the afternoon. Mr. Mathews and I went to the Fether River and sit a while in the shade

Monday, July 2

The weather is more pleasant than it has been worked all day.

Tuesday, July 3

The weather continues mild and more pleasant. Worked all day putting in the arches in Mr. Ramears Houses on First St. Promised to give $15 per year to the Methodist Church.

Wednesday, July 4

July Fourth. We all kept holaday. Mr. Pain and I measured the amount of brick in Mr. Humphreys Building on D. St. Went to see Mr. Tolles in the evening.

Thursday, July 5

The weather continues quite pleasant. Worked part of the day on the citchen for Mr.Humphreys

Friday, July 6

Quite warm today my hand is quite sore today cannot work. We are not very busy for a day or so waiting for brick. Commenced a House on D. St. making morter etc

Saturday, July 7

Very warm today. My hand is quite sore yet attending to work all day.

Sunday, July 8

The weather continues warm. At church and Sunday School as usual.

Monday, July 9

Quite warm today worked all day. My hand is very sore yet on account of my blood being out of order.

Tuesday, July 10

Weather very warm. Worked all day Commenced 2 Houses on D. St. close to 3rd  for Col. Zampkins and one for Mr. McGraff. I am forman on them for Mr. Pain,

Wednesday, July 11

Very warm weather. Worked all day. in the evening Mr. Pain and I had a shower bath.

Thursday, July 12

Very warm today. Worked all day.

Friday, July 13

Not quite so warm today. Worked all day. in the afternoon Mr. Parry and I sat the front sills. Called to see Mr. Tolles he has moved to town.

Saturday, July 14

Quite pleasant today started the porch the front part are bricks & part are cast iron collumns.

Sunday, July 15

The weather moderate. In the morning went to the Post Office and Sunday School. In the afternoon went to Campmeeting about 2 miles from this place.

Monday, July 16

The weather continues moderate. Worked all day. In the evening called to see Mr. Tolles.

Tuesday, July 17

The weather pleasant . Worked all day. William Smith returned from the states with his family all well.

Wednesday, July 18

The weather continues quite pleasant. Worked all day. Had quite a rain up in the mountains and rained a few drops here.

Thursday, July 19

The weather is quite cool for Marysville for this seson of the year. Worked all day. In the evening called to see Mr. Tolles, promised to come and board with his family.

Friday, July 20

The weather continues cool and pleasant. Worked all day.

Saturday, July 21

Quite a pleasant day. Worked all day. Sold my watch to one of the waters         ( John) at the Oreantal Hotel for $30.00

Sunday, July 22

Warm today. Went to Mr. Tolles to board this morning went to church with him in the morning. Afternoon his son and I went to Campmeeting and stayed untill about 10 o’clock

Monday, July 23

Weather warm. Left Mr. Tolles this morning because I could not get my breakfast in time. Went back to the Oriental Hotel worked all day.

Tuesday, July 24

The weather warm but pleasant. Worked all day on press brick work. Charles Dunegan is working with me.

Wednesday, July 25

The weather continues the same temprature. Worked all day.

Thursday, July 26

No change in the weather. Worked all day. Called to see Mr. Tolles went to prayer meeting.

Friday, July 27

Warm today. Worked all day. Left my note on Mr. Tolles for $300 With Brumagin & Co for collection due second of next month.

Saturday, July 28

Warm weather. Worked all day. had a shower bath this evening with Pain and Smith.

Sunday, July 29

Very warm today. At church and S. School as usual. Bros Warren and Mathews walked out to the grave yard this afternoon.

Monday, July 30

Not quite so warm today. Worked all day. Received a letter from Bro James

Tuesday, July 31

The weather continues about the same as yesterday. Worked all day.

Wednesday, August 1

Quite warm today. Worked all day. In the evening walked out to the Brichyard with Mr. Pain. Talking about buying a lot on D. St.

Thursday, August 2

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

Friday, August 3

The weather continues quite warm. Worked all day.

Saturday, August 4

No change in the weather. Worked all day. commenced to clean down the frounts on D. St. corner of 3rd.

Sunday, August 5

Very warm today at church and Sunday School. Very much pleased with Mr. Briggs. The thermometer stood at 93 degrees.

Monday, August 6

The weather continues quite warm. Worked all day.

Tuesday, August 7

No change in the weather. Worked all day on the little frount next to U. S. on D. St. Called to the Bank to see if my note was collected, was not, felt very much troubled about it.

Wednesday, August 8

Quite warm today. Worked all day. Took my note out of Bank againced Mr. Tolles & Son, & Mr. C. C. Goodman, satisfied me.

Thursday, August 9

The weather still warm. Helping to top out the Hotel on the corner of 2nd and EM.

Friday, August 10

Not quite so warm today. Started on Mr. Rimears job today on First St.

Saturday, August 11

Quite cool this morning and pleasant all day. Worked all day. I saw a man of Bro. James accuaintance today. Hered Col. John B. Weller speak this evening.

Sunday, August 12

Pleasant weather today, at Sunday School and Church. Went accross  the Yuba River with Frank Freeman & got watermellon this morning.

Monday, August 13

The weather continues quite pleasant. Worked all day. Commenced Mr. Ramires Frounts on First St.

Tuesday, August 14

No change in the weather. Worked all day. Mr. Chittenden came to town today the gentleman that came to this county with me .

Wednesday, August 15

The weather continues warm. Worked all day with Mr. Chittenden this evening. We had a long talk about our travels in California. We has not been succesfull.

Thursday, August 16

The        continues warm. Worked all day. In the evening went to prayer meeting.

Friday, August 17

The weather continues warm. Worked all day..

Saturday, August 18

Today has been cloudy but quite warm. Worked all day. We had quite a fire last night close to the M. E. Church one horse burnt.

Sunday, August 19

Very warm today. At church and S. School as usual. Brothers Mathews, Warren and I took a walk in the afternoon out to Fether River.

Monday, August 20

Quite warm today. Worked all day at Mr. Rameres on First St. The Mail arrived here today but I received no letter from home as usual.

Tuesday, August 21

The weather is extreamly warm today. Worked all day in a very warm place. I. M. Mathews and I took a Box in the Post Office #172 at $2.50 per quarter.

Wednesday, August 22

The weather continues very warm. Worked all day. Started 2 more houses on D. St. next to the Barbers for Mr. Brumagin.

Thursday, August 23

The weather still continues quite hot. Worked all day. Did not go to prayer meeting tonight on account of Business.

Friday, August 24

A little more moderate today but very warm. Worked all day. Attended a meeting of Eureka Engine Company No. ! and received my card of membership

Saturday, August 25

More pleasant today. Layed bricks part of the day. Helped Mr. Pain to measure some brick work.  Evening listened to Nothing Speaking at Murres Hotel.

Sunday, August 26

More pleasant today at Church and S, School. In the afternoon Warren, Mathews and I took a walk in the country.

Monday, August 27

The weather is more pleasant than it has been . Worked all day.

Tuesday, August 28

The mournings and evenings are quite pleasant now but in the middle of the day it is quite warm. Commenced young mens prayer meetings again.

Wednesday, August 29

Very pleasant today. The Rev. Mr. Briggs delivered a Temperance speech in frount of Mr. Murrys Hotel very able speach. A large duchman got up to speak in opposition but was laughed down.

Thursday, August 30

The weather is very pleasant. Worked all day. Bought a lot on C St between 6 and 7 from Mr. Swezey for $250 Dollars. Settled the note that Seward and Robinson oad ( owed ) me.

Friday, August 31

Very pleasant today.  Worked all day. Worked on a back building on Maden Lane for Mr. Fuller.

Saturday, September 1

Very pleasant today. Worked all day. having a notion of buying a Lot on D. St. will know about it in an day or two.

Sunday, September 2

The weather continues pleasant. At church and s. School all day.

Monday, September 3

The weather pleasant. Worked all day at Mr. Rameres on First St. loaned Mr. Baldwen fifty dollars on demand.

Tuesday, September 4

Weather pleasant. Worked all day. received no letters this male from home.

Wednesday, September 5

The weather pleasant today. Today is the Ellection for Governor. In the evening went to the young mens prayer meeting   had a good meeting.

Thursday, September 6

The weather continues pleasant. Worked all day on Mr. Brumagin on D. St. I am still fourman for Mr. Pain.

Friday, September 7

Summer weather. Walled up a little grave out at the Grave yard for Mr. Mark Brumagin had to work to get it done in time. Mr. L. Pain promissed to give me $10 per day for this summer as Fourman.

Saturday, September 8

The weather continues the same. Worked all day out to the grave yard.

Sunday, September 9

Very pleasant day at Church and s. School. Walked out to the grave yard in the afternoon with Warren and Mathews. A large fire broke out this morning a stable and 4 or 5 Houses burnt.

Monday, September 10

 

The weather is quite pleasant. Worked out in the grave yard all day. Josiah and I had 5 potatoes sent me for my dinner.

Tuesday, September 11

The weather pleasant. Finished at the grave yard this morning. In the evening went to prayer meeting 9 young mens  had a good meeting.8 present. Loned Mr. Hamilton 50 dollars on demand on interest.

Wednesday, September 12

The weather continues about the same. Pleasant. At work now on D. St. at the Brumagin’s buildings puting up the frounts. In the evening went to a Firemen’s Meeting.

Thursday, September 13

Very pleasant day. Worked all day. received a letter from Bro. Jacob. Commenced a letter to Sister Eliza.

Friday, September 14

The weather quite pleasant. Worked all day.

Saturday, September 15

The weather is a little cloudy and sprinkled a little rain. Worked all day.

Sunday, September 16

Pleasant all day. At church and S. School. In the evening we had quite a little shower of rain.

Monday, September 17

pleasant day after the shower of rain yesterday. Worked part of today. Finished 4 letters for home. In the evening called to see Mr. Tolles.

Tuesday, September 18

The weather continues quite pleasant. Started a house for Mr. Ramiers in the rear of his cottage on C. St. above 7th. Evening went to the young mens prayer meeting 10 present,

Wednesday, September 19

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day. in the afternoon Mr. Pain and I finished measuring at the States, Mr. Humphreys building.

Thursday, September 20

Pleasant day. Started the frount again for Mr. Brumagin on D. St. In the evening visited a Yuba Lodge. I received the traveling pass word.

Friday, September 21

The weather continues quite pleasant. Worked all day. Talking about buying a lot at the corner of D. and 7th.

Saturday, September 22

Very pleasant day. Worked all day. John Deardor, Mr. Pain and I agree to take a lot at the corner of D. & 7th St. from Mr. Parkes 80 feet on D. & 160 deep for 2000 dollars.

Sunday, September 23

Very pleasant day. no preaching today at the Methodist church owing to the Pastor being absent. Walked out to the grave yard in the morning..

Monday, September 24

The weather continues very pleasant. Worked all day. called to see Mr. Tolles in the evening. We had quite a walk.

Tuesday, September 25

Part of today has been quite warm. Worked all day. Mr. Tolles paid me the $60 that I loaned him last Dec. 28 & also 60 dollars interest money for $300 Dollars I loaned him Dec 25th. Evening went to prayer meeting 11 present

Wednesday, September 26

Very warm today. Josiah T. Bowen and I cleaned down Mr. Brumagims front on D. St. In the evening called to see Mr. Tolles. I loaned him $100

Thursday, September 27

The weather quite warm. Worked all day.

Friday, September 28

The weather continues quite warm. Worked all day. Mr. Humphreys and I measured the brick work in Mr.Brumagins  buildings.

Saturday, September 29

The weather is still continuing quite warm. Worked all day.

Sunday, September 30

Very warm today. In the morning I went to the campmeeting held at the same place not very many present. 2 o’ clock at S. School then we took a walk I got some grapes and mellons.

Monday, October 1

The weather was very hot today. Worked all day on a job we started on D. St. close to the Empire block. Evening listened to a Temperance speech at Murry’s corner. Mr. Ellis gave me an order on Hudson for $60 worth of lumber.

Tuesday, October 2

The weather continues quite warm. Worked all day. Evening went to the young mens prayer meeting only 7 present this evening but we had a very good meeting.

Wednesday, October 3

Not quite so warm today but plenty warm at night. Worked all day. Rec. a letter from sister Annie.

Thursday, October 4

The weather is more moderate than it has been. Worked all day. Finished Mr. Brumagins building on D. St.  In the evening went to prayer meeting and called to see Mr. Tolles.

Friday, October 5

Weather continues quite pleasant. Commenced some work for Mrs. Lawyer Buchanan in the grave yard at the grave of her husband and child. Mr. Buchanan died last Spring in this place (Marysville)

Saturday, October 6

The weather pleasant. Worked all day out to the Graveyard. We found a little child buried in a segar box on the grave that we were at work on.

Sunday, October 7

Quite warm today. At the church and S. School all day. commenced again to board at the Oriental Hotel.

Monday, October 8

The weather continues warm in the middle of the day. Worked all day out at the Graveyard. Josianh T. Bowen worked with me.

Tuesday, October 9

The weather continues warm part of the day. The evenings are quite war. Worked all day. We had a very good meeting this evening.

Wednesday, October 10

No change in the weather. Worked all day finished out at the graveyard. Started the frount on D. Street close to the empire Block. Moved in the new Hotel this evening.

Thursday, October 11

Quite warm in the middle of the day. Worked all day. In the evening I went with Mr. Pain to see about some work for Jas. Levey.

Friday, October 12

The weather continues about the same. Worked all day.

Saturday, October 13

No change in the weather. Worked all day.

Sunday, October 14

Quite warm part of the day . at s. school and church part of the day. communion at 11 o; clock a lovefest at 5

Monday, October 15

The weather moderate. Worked all day. cut some brick caps part of the day for McDonald. With Mr. Tolles part of the evening.

Tuesday, October 16

weather pleasant. Worked all day. Went to the young mens prayer meeting we had a very good meeting.

Wednesday, October 17

Weather pleasant. Worked all day. We had a little party at the engine House this evening given by the Ladies(?) Called to see Mr. Tolles I gave him some friters.

Thursday, October 18

weather pleasant. Started a House for Mr. W. Miller on the corner of 7th and D. St. Measured Mr. McGruphs house on D. St.    

                                PS paid my taxes $14.25

Friday, October 19

Very pleasant day. We sepperated out lots between us today on the corner of 7th and D. St. 80 feet on D. running back to High St. I ran the corner lot up to $766 and Mr. Lowery bid 25 more and got it. I then took the next 40 feet on D. st which [--] me $4. The full lot cost $2000.

Saturday, October 20

A little cloudy today but very pleasant. Worked all day on the frount on D. St.

Sunday, October 21

Weather pleasant. At church and s, School. In the afternoon Warren and I walked out to the grave yard. We started a Bible class this morning at 9 o’clock.

Monday, October 22

The weather continues pleasant. Worked all day.

Tuesday, October 23

The weather pleasant . Worked all day. In the evening went to prayer meeting. Good meeting 6 present.

Wednesday, October 24

No change in the weather. Worked all day. Went to the Encampment this evening 4 men enitiated.

Thursday, October 25

The weather pleasant. Worked all day.

Friday, October 26

Weather pleasant. Worked all day.

Saturday, October 27

Weather continues pleasant. We had to stop work today on account of the cast iron lintles not being ready. Promised Mr. Tolles to come and board with him.

Sunday, October 28

Very pleasant day. At Sunday School and Church all day.

Monday, October 29

The weather pleasant but the nights cool. Worked all day. In the evening went to here Miss Pellet lecture on Temperance

Tuesday, October 30

The weather continues quite pleasant. Worked all day. Mr. Perry left us this morning for St. Louis. Went to prayer meeting in the evening.

Wednesday, October 31

The weather pleasant. Worked all day. Mr. Hudson accepted an order against Mr. Ellis for $60.00 worth(?) of lumber.

Thursday, November 1

Very windy today. Worked all day.

Friday, November 2

Not quite so windy and dusty as yesterday the weather is quite cold particular the nights.

Saturday, November 3

The weather continues cool and a little windy. Worked all day. Started House for Mr. Miller. Received from Mr. Pain Five hundred dollars.

Sunday, November 4

The weather cool and pleasant, at church and Sunday School

Monday, November 5

The nights are quite cold but warm in the middle of the day. I was chosen on the committee on the investigation on the Court House by Mr Bouckious to investigate the brick work.

Tuesday, November 6

No change in the weather. The committee met and reported favourable after some considerable debate on Mr. Millers part. Had my deed drawn up today for my lot on D close to 7th St. bought from Mr. Parks paid $491.62.

Wednesday, November 7

The weather cold. Worked all day. Monday I went to a show and saw a buffellow and a sea Lion. Evening went to the firemens meeting.

Thursday, November 8

The weather continues quite cold at nights and a little windy. Worked all day.

Friday, November 9

The weather cool and threatening rain. Evening went to sing class. Worked all day.

Saturday, November 10

Weather cold rained a little this evening. Worked all day.

Sunday, November 11

Very pleasant day. I attended to church today rung the bell & co. to oblige the cexton  he being absent to the bay.

Monday, November 12

The weather pleasant. Worked all day.

Tuesday, November 13

The weather pleasant. Worked all day. Went to prayer meeting in the evening. I spoke of commencing to distribute tracts. We sent for some by Bro. Joel to the bay.

Wednesday, November 14

The weather continues pleasant but the nights are very cold  it freezes a little. This evening I helped Mr. Pain to figure on the jail wall.

Thursday, November 15

The weather continues pleasant but the nights are quite cold. Worked all day. This evening I rang the bell and lit up the church for prayer meeting.

Friday, November 16

The weather continues about the same. Worked all day. Received a letter from sister Annie and a [--] directed to James McComas.

Saturday, November 17

it has the appearance of rain today the sun has a large circle around it. Bought a watch tonight from Mr. Ball for $150 dollars.

Sunday, November 18

Very pleasant day, at Sunday School and Church all day. We went out with tracts in the evening Bros. Cross, Mathews, Warren, Cregger and I.

Monday, November 19

The weather pleasant but windy. Worked all day. We are now at work on two Houses on part of the lot that three of us bought a short time since. 1 House is for Pain.

Tuesday, November 20

Pleasant weather but the nights are cool. Plenty of work to do. In the evening went to prayer meeting good meeting.

Wednesday, November 21

The weather continues about the same. It has the appearance of rain. I was with Mr. C. Right this evening. Worked all day. Mr. C. Right is an acquaintance of Bro. James.

Thursday, November 22

Today has been a little cool and cloudy. Worked all day. Went to prayer meeting. May God keep me in duty and live to him.

Friday, November 23

The weather cloudy and cold. Worked all day. In the evening met the singing club at the church.

Saturday, November 24

The weather continues cold. Worked all day. Very anxious to go to the mines but I am very busy now at my trade & cannot leave.

Sunday, November 25

The weather pleasant, at church and Sunday s. We went out with tracts in the evening. We are all very much pleased with Mr. Briggs our Pastor. In the evening we went out with tracts.

Monday, November 26

Pleasant day but the nights are quite cold, Worked all day. Still at work on Mr. Pains House on 7th St.

Tuesday, November 27

The weather continues about the same. Worked all day. In the evening went to prayer meeting had a very good meeting.

Wednesday, November 28

Rained part of today. Worked part of the day. With C. Right this evening Bro. James acquaintance loaned him $39.00, ( and now 1898 and never seen the young man since.)

Thursday, November 29

Part of today was very cold and foggy. Today is thanksgivings day but I had to work all day. In the evening I went to hear Mr. Briggs preach.

Friday, November 30

It rained a little this afternoon had to quit work. A front fell out on E. St. this evening that Pinkum is putting sats. I received a letter from Bro. Jacob and from sister Eliza.

Saturday, December 1

Weather continues cool. We toped out Mr. Pains two Houses on 7th St. this evening. We fitted up the room at the Methodist Church to meeting for prayer the young men.

Sunday, December 2

The weather was quite cool today, at church and s. school. We are out of tracts and did not go out this evening. Wrote to sister Eliza.

Monday, December 3

Very pleasant day. Worked all day. Built a little seller out D. St. for Mr. Shannan. With Mr. Pain all the evening.

Tuesday, December 4

It rained a little this morning. Worked all day. Fixed Mr. Bockious chimney. In the evening went to prayer meeting ( young men)

Wednesday, December 5

It rained considerable today. Started a House for Mr. Hudson on Cortes Sq. Evening bought a season ticket to attend a course of lectures this evening Dr. Lehrot(?) of San Francisco lectured. After he was through marred Mr. C. Rendles to Miss Faney Farrish.

Thursday, December 6

The weather cold and cloudy. Worked all day.

Friday, December 7

Rained most all day. Settled up with Rimears the balance of $244.00. Paid for my Watch $150 dollars. Gave $30 toward the Parsonage and $5 to help furnish it. & $15 to the Pastor.

Saturday, December 8

The weather cold and cloudy and rained a little. Worked all day.

Sunday, December 9

Very pleasant today, at S. School and church. In the evening we walked down to Fether river.

Monday, December 10

We had quite a rain this afternoon worked in the morning. In the afternoon I washed out 26 pairs of socks. It [--] the [--] of them to get them washed.

Tuesday, December 11

Very pleasant today. Worked all day. In the evening went to prayer meeting we had a very good meeting

Wednesday, December 12

Very pleasant day. Worked all day at Col. Rowe’s building on the corner of 3rd and D. St. in the place of B. Smith he being up in the mountains. The building is 80 feet [--]

Thursday, December 13

Quite cold part of the day. Worked all day. We cut the caps for the first story of Mr. Hudsons.

Friday, December 14

Quite pleasant today. Worked all day. In the evening went to Col. Rowe’s building and sat the south corner sill and column. Evening went to the singing class.

Saturday, December 15

Quite cold and cloudy and windy today, Worked all day on Mr. Hudsons House. Bought a pare of fine boots gave $10 for them.

Sunday, December 16

Pleasant day at church and S. School. Mr. Briggs preached 2 very good sermons today.

Monday, December 17

The weather cloudy. Worked all day. in the evening went up to William Smiths to regulate some labours time.

Tuesday, December 18

Quite pleasant today. Worked all day. In the evening went to the young mens prayer meeting had a very good meeting.

Wednesday, December 19

Very windy today. Worked all day.

Thursday, December 20

Not very pleasant today. Worked all day.

Friday, December 21

Rained off and on all day but we worked all day.

Saturday, December 22

Pleasant today. Worked all day. in the evening Bros Warren, Mathews and I examined the S. S. libria.

Sunday, December 23

Very pleasant day, at S. School and church all day.

Monday, December 24

Very cold today it froze quite hard last night and is freezing all day. The ice froze about ¼ inch thick. Too cold to work.

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Day quite cold but more pleasant than yesterday. Did not work today. Still boarding at the Dawson House with I. Linkill.

Wednesday, December 26

Very unpleasant today. Snowed and rained all day. No work today.

Thursday, December 27

The afternoon of today was quite pleasant. We measured Mr. Rimears building on First St. next to Treadwells.

Friday, December 28

The weather has been quite cold all day too cold to work. The evening I went to the Sunday School’s Teacher’s Society 11 of us present. We passed our constitution and elected our officers. I am one of 4 of the missionarys.

Saturday, December 29

The after part of today was quite pleasant but it was very cold last night. The ice was about an inch thick. B. Smith and I agunning today. We did not work any this week owing to it being too cold.

Sunday, December 30

Too cold to work the ponds are all froze over with ice about ¼ inch thick. Too cold to work. The weather is quite cold yet. At church and S. School all day. Selected 5000 tracts for distribution.

Monday, December 31

The weather continues quite cold. We worked ½ day today on Mr. Hudsons house. Went to watch night meeting had very good meeting. Called to see Mr. Tolles.

 

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