Home Weather pleasant. The ground is covered with snow but not enough to be good sleighing.
I carried pig down cellar and cut it up & salted hams & shoulders and in afternoon went hunting rabbits. Went to bed early.
Home I attended School, funeral of Jas. Howell’s Mother at 11:30 Meeting at 2 P.M. at which I blessed Robert will’s baby at His request Robert Domaraland Wills also John S. Lees baby Amy at his reques[t] Prest. Gowans blessed W. Prince’s baby & Bp. Atkin blessed Poor Matthias Nelsons babe. Attended Circle & blessed the oil(s). Lucena is not well, Attended evening meeting.
Snow drifting & cold
Tooele The past week has been cold enough to prevent the thawing of Snow Some little snow fell and Sleighing is fine
I have worked all the week transcribing record.
This day I took my team Prest. Gowans with me and went to Grantsville where we attended School and meeting and Spoke at both. in School on subject of Brotherly love &c. meeting Tithing.
Transcribed record in part. <administered to Estellas baby.>
Made Annual Report of Treasury of Water Co. [p. 212] Worked on record 1½ hrs. Hauled ice in after-Noon Jos. Tate assisted me. Administered to Alverda & Lucy both being sick with Colds, Recorded a blessing in the evening.
Worked at Court house Married a couple from Grantsville Royal A. Palmer and Irene Severe at Dr. Davis’ office. Hauled ice in forenoon
Transcribed 20 pages of Mining Record B.
Transcribed 18 pages of " "1 B. worked daytime & evening
Worked at Court House transcribing Record.
I went to Mercur At Mouth of Canyon picked up a man who proved to be a member of the Church from Salt Lake 1st Ward Named White. He attended S. School and administered the Sacrament. I staid at Wm Bracken’s Blessed his Daughter’s baby Named Ralph Emanuel Burton Blessed Jan. 16, 1898. Attended School at 2 P.M. & meeting at 7 P.M. [s]poke at both. After meeting Bp. D. Caldwell, Wm Bracken & I administered to Bp. Caldwell’s Sons baby Bp. anointed & I sealed the Anointing.
Mercur: Weather wintry & cold.
I returned home in forenoon and worked at Court House in afternoon & evening.
Home. Worked at Court House all day & evening.
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" " " " " "4 finished the trans[p. 213]cription of record & indexing same. In the evening I read Sermon of Apostle A. O. Woodruff shaved.
Home. I took Prest Gowans with me to Conference We staid at C. L. Anderson’s Apostle A. O. Woodruff & S B. Young wer[e] there also.
I spoke in Afternoon 35 min.
Grantsville. Attended Conference meetings and
administered gave Patriarchal blessings to Sister Maria Samuelson & her son Andrew Johnson. Came home in the evening Weather very cold.
Attended meeting of Shareholders of Water Co. Abram F Doremus came home with me to dinner. Attended Water meeting in the evening & presided.
Commenced Proof Reading Mining Record B. Read all day.
Continued proof reading with A. J. McCuistion <Attended District meeting at Bowens>
I took hay to the field for horses went up on the hill and got a load of Straw Repared Spring Seat & tie strap. Cleaned ice away from gates about the yards so they would open & shut freely Put catch on north gates, put handle in ax and handle in hatchet. &c. Recorded two P. blessings in the evening.
No School today. My Son George and I went to Canyon & got a big load of wood. mohogany & oak. [p. 214]
Did some writing in the evening. Recorded a blessing.
Home Weather still cold.
Georgie & I went to Canyon & got load of mohogany wood. Jos. Tate took one of my horses with his & went along. I was quite sick at night.
I copied blessings & sent to Grantsville. Attended two meetings & Circle Hearing that N. K. W. had been drinking lately I went & saw him but he denied having been drunk.
I & Jos. Tate took our range horses in the Canyon & took my team & sleigh to get wood. Coming down the hil the drag ran on to the horse Clay & took him down the hill mixed up with the drag for a distance of about 40 or 50 yards & bruised & cut him up badly & made him so lame I could not take the load home. Broke Hame & cut tug & lazy strap.