After remaining for a long time in a partially developed state of agriculturality--so to speak--Honey Lake has shown the features of the Nevada family at last--the earmarks of the Washoe litter--and suddenly cropped out as a mining district. Several promising ledges have been discovered round about Susanville, and the people are already beginning to use the language of "feet." Specimens from two new locations--the Union and the Bridges leads--look exceedingly well. They seem to contain no silver, but are sprinkled with free gold, easily seen with the naked eye."
[Reprinted in San Francisco Bulletin, March 25, 1863, p. 3. Also reprinted in Mark Twain in Virginia City, Paul Fatout, (Indiana University Press, 1964), p. 42. ]
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