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Letter from the gold fields: from a 'chap' to his 'chum'...

Item # 686929

January 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 1849  The top of page 3 has: "One of The Boys In California" which has a prefacing note: "The following amusing epistle we find in the Toledo Blade. It is written by a young 'chap' formerly of that place, to one of his old chums. It is diverting, and not without interest."
This is a diary-like letter datelined from San Francisco, Oct. 1, 1848. Much interesting content.
Also on page 3: "Later From Chagres" which is in Panama, with some accounts of people on their way to California.
Eight pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War