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Gold Rush letter printed in Connecticut 1850  

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"A Letter From California... Corte Madera, San Francisco, Alta California, Feb. 22, 1850" - in Supplement to the Courant. Published every other week as a part of the Connecticut Courant


Hartford, CT


May 18, 1850


The Supplement comprises pp. 73-80, in three columns, with the letter occupying the third columns of p.73, all of pp. 74-75, and a small part of the first column of p.75. 30x23.7 cm (11¾x9¼").

The author crossed into California at the Yuma Indian Village on the Colorado. He describes his trek across the desert to Los Angeles, then up the San Joaquin Valley to the southern Gold Region. His venture in mining was unsuccessful. He went to San Francisco and then was engaged as a wood cutter; was injured, recovered but does not know what he will do. He advises all "who think of coming to this country, to drop the thought at once and remain where they are." On page 79 there is short piece on Indians of California by a Mr. Delano, undoubtedly Alonzo Delano.

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Some wear and chipping along spine, minor foxing and aging, very good.

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