From the comments at Jason's blog:
"Diana Muir: "The deal will continue. I threw them away because, at the time, I was convinced they were a hoax and I was being set up. I had several people telling me they couldn't be real and I didn't want to 'that' person. Plus, I'd only met Scott once and at the time felt like I was way in over my head. I paniced. But I still had the transcription, 30-40 pages of photocopied material, 3 pages I stuck away to find copies of the signatures. After we started vetting the journals I realized they were real. It took me almost a year to admit to Scott and HP that I'd thrown them away. By then we'd vetted the first few journals and knew without a doubt that the material was real, even if they'd been copied to save them during the Civil War. And yes, I've been beating myself up ever since... Plus we know where they are and if possible, we might just go dig them up someday.""
In comment thread @ [www.facebook.com]