Logtown, Eldorado County, California: 1851. SIGNED by McKemson at conclusion. Single sheet, 25 lines of mss, ~ 7 words per line, ~ 175 words. 2 sums penned to right of sheet. Docket summary to verso. All writing clear & sharp, entirely legible. 9-5/8" x 7-1/2" Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Bit of age toning. Fold-lines. Later pencil annotation at top noting location of Logtown. Very Good. Item #48953
An interesting & information-laden letter detailing the contractual & financial agreements between two individuals engaged in mining, along with sums paid for divers aspects of same, to wit: "to John and Peter for pork" [.75], "balance on beef to the butcher down Town" [4.15], and "balance on account with King" [9.86]. We note that the value of labor is recognized, e.g., "it was agreed by J. S. Bigalow and I that as George was sick most of the time that the cooking that he did should pay his part of the living for which our bebts were principally contracted."
A nice primary source ADs documenting divers aspects of mine life amongst those so practiciing.