The page for Sunday, February 24th says:
Heard 5 o'clock bell. At office 6 A.M. Mr. C.G. Franklyn left at 9 A.M. Weather fine - Sent letter to Susie, Kearns and acknowledged Wm. Huston's letter. Pompeo off today for Guascamambi Mine. Mr. Meisner did not leave for Sajado yet. Delayed another day. Now, for my meditations. Send for at 1:30 p.m - put in charge of office. Learned how to pay out features. Worked hard until 5 p.m. Boy is too have charge of book for rain fall and thermometer McKenzie in from Guascamambi, Leaves tomorrow for good. Thinks D.C. Stapleton a lot much better miner than Swansborough. It will take a month to get at a real good clean-up. Swansborough might run a mine in California or Colorado but not here. Started wrong and heavy gold is lost in the crevices. Mines will not pay big - it is not in the earth. Had talk with Meisner and him from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Boy and I practically alone. Strange that I should be in at finish of P. de O. Will again have recouse for my usual consolation. Blessed Virgin. Will try for a lamp and chair tomorrow. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- Nathaniel seems to be convinced that the mine will fail.