DescriptionGold Rush: Two Letters From California Circa 1849. Good content letter by "William P. Christian", 2pp., 7.75" x 10", Benicia, California, November 25, 1849. In small part: "I am in exceeding good health and have been ever since I have been in California. I have had work the most of the time at 14 dols per day... I have not been to the mines yet but I think I shall go when the rainy season is over..." Light ink stains throughout, remaining very legible.
With a second letter by "NH Wyse", one page, 8.25" x 10.75", San Francisco, Dec. 1, 1849. To his sister concerning his finances and the gold he has sent East since July 1848. In part: "I want to know how much I have spent that I have given to you. I have no account ... I mean the gold sent the first time & the small package of gold sent G. Tyson..." Wyse was in California before 1849 as evidenced by this letter. With integral address panel with a New York postal cancellation dated January 13. Near fine condition.
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