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March 29, 1870 Tuesday

Blacksmithing again…. Welded and set an axle and so got through the day.  Twenty-One today and I write as my beloved brother did when this service of his life occurred.  May the Lord God protect me as I journey onward from this, a new starting point of life.  That brother I trust is dwelling with his heavenly Father beyond the reach of pain and suffering.  Read a precious letter from My Dear Sara and it was as good as a sermon.  Went to Lodge.

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March 26, 1870 Saturday

Blacksmithing again.  Worked on odd jobs such as Baker brought along.  Daniels wasn’t got to work yet.  Went to a choir meeting in the eve.

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March 10, 1870 Thursday

Blacksmithing again.  Worked again on our big wagon.  Get it done tomorrow, I guess.  Got two letters: one from home and one from my Sara with good lot of good things to think about.

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Blacksmithing again on our express wagon.  Got two letters tonight from Lydia saying she wanted me to speak in a dialogue.  I wrote home I couldnt.

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Blacksmithing again on our bread wagon, I drilled the tires this afternoon.  My arm feels rather lame. Had a splendid time sitting in the house in the eve, singing, playing the flute and reading.

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Black Smithing again, worked on our covered wagon bodies.  Craig is still sick with the mumps.  It has been a very warm day for the season, the ground is as smooth as it is in July.

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December 29, 1869 Wednesday

Blacksmithing again, finished the running part of our stock wagon and began an express body.  Got a letter from home, they are all well, didn’t write last week on accord of being very busy.

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