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    Very Fine June 13, 1850-Dated Overland Letter from "Fort Laramie Siox [Sic] & Crow Territory." Three full pages, written in pencil. Thomas J. Oxley writes of their progress and status on the way to Sacramento, California. They have been joined by some families from Platte County, he notes, and he finds "the society of ladies" to be very agreeable! The letter is written from a point 700 miles west of their departure from Fort Leavenworth, a journey which took one month. It is not an easy journey, and Oxley writes that he has had "... a great deal to perplex and dishearten me since I left the States, but I go on regardless of everything and hope to get through it all safely." If all goes well he hopes to be in California is another 50 days, which would be well ahead of winter storms. Integral address panel on back of third page is stamped in red "STEAM 10," possibly suggesting that it was posted by steamboat. 7.5" x 9.5". Very good condition.

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    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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