Monday, January 24, 2005
Is it correct that there are actually two missing "second" gold spikes? There is the second Hewes gold spike, shown on the Hewes receipt. (Could: "One of the presentation spikes was afterwards cut, and half of it given to Dillion as a memento" be describing the fate of the second Hewes spike?) and also the other "second" gold spike from the San Francisco News Letter and California Advertiser?