George & I with team & carriage Started for Soda Springs. Drove as far as Farmington & staid at Sister Nervas at night.
Drove from Farmington to Mantua about 5 miles up Box Elder Canyon & Camp
Drove through Wellsville Canyon across to Hyrum and up through the Settlements on east side of Cache Valley to beyond Whitney where we camped for the night.
Drove to Soda Springs arriving there just at Dark in a rain storm. Put up at Pratt Bros Stables & slept in the barn.
Drove up to Hooper Springs where we met Alice Mamie & Nina with Wilford Richards & family; Maria Clark Wm Dunn & family.
at Soda. Drove over on to the Black foot river about 25 miles & camped.
On Blackfoot River 30 miles from Georgetown. Remained here all day. Cold nights. Froze sheet of ice over water left in wash basin.
On Blackfoot. Maria Clark was taken sick in the night. Wilford R [p. 18] and I got up & administered to her twice. Started for Georgetown through the mountains at 8:20 A.M. Maria on a bed in my wagon. Arrived at Georgetown at 4 P.M. a distance of 30 miles. Staid at Sarah J. Dunns at Night.
Left Dunn’s near Georgetown & drove down to Fish Haven George & I & stopped for the Night. Saw Jas. Howell there.
Drove from Fish Haven to Meadowville over into Logan canyon & camped at night 4 miles from Logan.
Drove to Fielding & Staid at Alice Ann’s. Commenced to put up shed at back door of Carter’s house. Put up frame work.
Attended Sunday School 2 meetings of the Relief. Conference & on[e] in evening of Young Ladies. Met Alice & babies at 5:18 PM Train, She coming from Georgetown.
Carlie was very sick in the night I administered to her & afterward went over & Got Lot Smith co [to] come over & assist me & we administered to her again She rested after about 3 A.M.
Fielding I put roof & floor on shed over well & south Door of Carlies house.
Assisted with the threshing of Fred’s grain. They expected 800 & got 1200 bus.
Drove across the river & called on Myron Richards. Called on Anny Dalton & Alice Welling. Stephen & Irene called at Alices on their way north just in time for dinner. I took Alice to the 3:30 PM train at [p. 19] Collinston & she came onto Farmington I followed by team, George remained at Fielding to come down with excursion to Lagoon Friday. I staid at night at 3 mile creek.
Drove from 3 Mile Creek between Willard & Brigham & got
home <to Farmington> at 3 P.M. Brought Willard’s mare down to him, from Bear River.
Visited a little & went to S. L. City by train & left George to bring team.
Staid at Dr Stephens last night & came home in morning on train.
took team & Carriage & went to E.T. Prest. Gowans accompanied me I spoke in School & meeting
McBride & I went up Settlement Canyon to look after land with a view to buying some of Estate I killed 5 [Chicks?]
Went down to west field & tried to burn the Stubble
acros also sages. Shot 5 rabits.
Bought Disk harrow of J W Tate for $20. Started Legrand to harrowing with Disk & George Drilling at east farm. I irrigated
<Notice.>1 Put new pen in holder at 8:30 <P.M Ahem!> Hauled 2560 feet lumber from station with Pete & Clay the last for School Dist on Contract. George Drilled wheat on Larson farm where Lucern was planted in spring & Legrand harrowed with Disk harrow at West field. In evening posted up accounts. I had Clay & Pete Shoed. Administered to Albert Sundholms baby.
Helped pick & sold 5 bu. fruit. Fixed up my lumber accounts Wrote letters &c
Sold to McBride & Orme 300 bu. of my best wheat @ 50¢ per bu & received check for same the wheat to be delivered at mill when needed. [p. 20] Attended to business down town and sent into U L Co. two bills to figure on. Relief Gristmill Arranged to Go to Mercur with Bro Anderson Prest Gowans to remain here to attend funeral of Wm Bracken’s daughter.
Gowans <CL Anderson> to Mercur. Attended School. Meeting in afternoon where Relief society & Primary were organized. and evening meeting I spoke at each Staid at Estellas & Bro Anderson staid there also. I set apart Sister Jas. Lee to be 1st Cou to Sister Taylor in the Relief society & set apart Sister Barnham to be prest of Primary. I blessed a baby
Came down from Mercur Prest Anderson took dinner with us. I saw Bros Marian Lyman & C.R. McBride about canyon lands & arranged to Go up in canyon next day with Marian Lyman & survey Left Hand Kelsey having in view the purchase of same from the Government. Took Mama for a ride. In the evening I attended a committee selected by Ward authorities consisting of the following named persons the object to be the building of an opera house & dancing hall.
J. W. Tate
A committee on finance was also present B L Bowen, Lafayette Orme, Matt Speirs, Geo Lyman.
I was made Chairman of Committee Decided to report to Board of Ward Com’te [p. 21] that we favored a joint stock company plan.
I took with me my Son George & Surveyor F. M. Lyman Jr. & went up in canyon & surveyed off in Left Hand Kelsey 8 lots in sec 18 Lots 5 to 12. A hard day’s work. Got home at 11 P.M. Pd surveyor $7.50. On account of the Lateness of the hour did not get the S. E. Corner & we should have movd the N. E. Corner 39 feet west.
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Sent in application to purchase Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 in Sec 18 T 3 W. 4 S.
206.73 <A> <307.45 A Sent $76.87 25 cts pr A. 1st Pam’t.>4 Made bids on Mr Mills lumber bill & Relief Bill. Did other writings &c.
Worked all day weeding garden
Worked in garden, sold lumber &c.