Work in the Mines
August 19, 1850, we began working in the gold mines, and our weekly output was as follows:
First week                                                          $  34.00
Second week                                                       166.00
Third week                                                           142.00
Fourth week                                                        114.40
Fifth week                                                              81.30
Sixth week                                                           108.00
Seventh week                                                      222.50
Eighth week                                                         180.00
Ninth week                                                           124.00
Tenth week                                                          112.75
Eleventh week                                                       11.50
Twelfth week                                                         57.00
Thirteenth week                                                    74.50
Fourteenth week                                                   48.50
Fifteenth week                                                        3.50
Sixteenth week                                                     10.00
Seventeenth week                                                  0.00
Eighteenth week                                                 161.00
Nineteenth week                                                   22.00
Twentieth week                                                     78.80
Twenty-first week                                               125.00
Twenty-second week                                            96.00
                      Total        $ 1,973.75

Our expenses up to this time, January 19, 1851 were $562.00.

On January 19, 1851, Peter L., Adam J. ‘Grundy’ and Simon M. Branstetter commenced work by themselves.
to January 26,                                                    $ 97.00
to February 2,                                                        67.50
to February 9,                                                        75.05
to February 16,                                                      46.00
to February 23,                                                      53.50
to March 2,                                                             55.50
to March 9,                                                             82.75
to March 16,                                                           55.60
to March 23,                                                           66.50
to March 30,                                                         125.60
to April 6,                                                             122.50
to April 13, all sick                                                88.15
to April 20, very rainy                                           34.90
to April 27,                                                             34.00
to May 4,                                                               100.40
to May 11,                                                               75.30
to May 18,                                                               97.20
to May 25,                                                             101.00
to June 1,                                                               96.40
to June 8,                                                               67.50
to June 15,                                                           172.25
to June 22,                                                             56.80
to June 26,                                                             75.65
                    Total,          $1,847.05
This made a wind-up of our gold digging.
Pike County Company consisted of three wagons and twelve men:  James Bradshaw, Thomas Brown, Moses
Beck, Sam Hays, James and John Wilson, Thomas Henderson, ? Palmyra, Wesley Maiden, Simon (Age 24),
Adam (Age 23), and Peter Branstetter (Age 25).