The page for Monday, April 1st says:
At office 5:20 A.M. until 8 p.m. Fixing up pay for 14 Indians - $800 due them. Only have on hand $30 Cash. Give them due bills for their balances. Mr. Stapleton handles them well. He returns to Quasamambi Mine at night. Mr. Moore says he wants an easier job than this one, and he can get it. Sorry he left good people - these 2 claims will pay. If Franklyn river is brought to the North side mines, the stockholders will get par for their shares. He means that too. No other way can it be done. Leave the water to run the other digging that is the way big money was made in California - i.e, water at 25 cents an inch. Stapleton knows a lot more mining than any of these people who were here. Quick to lean. McNulty's idea of opening Sajado Mine would have ruined it. Gerald Stapleton expected to-morrow. Boy returns from Quasamambi. Knows how to pipe cave and follow. A very very busy day for me. Glad to go to bed. Wondering if Anna is worrying. Not much rain to-day. Mail expected to-morrow. John More, dynamiter not around today.
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Questions and comments:
- Gerald Stapleton is D.C. Stapleton’s brother
- John Moore’s wife died on March 29th – three days before.