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September 29, 1861: San Francisco

September 29, 2011
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Transamerica Pyramid (site of the Montgomery Block, where the Survey's office was); by Tom Hilton, on Flickr

[Today] we went to work—the [barometer] tubes were so poor that only after trying and breaking three did we at last fill one, taking us nearly all day; but it broke of itself…So much for Sunday work!

I met Blake, an old classmate, in San Francisco. He has accepted a place to go to Japan, to aid those people in developing their mines there.

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