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Letters from California

Letters from San Francisco.

No. 1018 Sent from San Francisco, California, to Amos Jones in North Adams, Massachusetts. Likely sent in 1849.

No. 1019 Sent from San Francisco, California, to Miss Mary Lawrence in New Haven, Connecticut.

No. 1020 Sent from San Francisco, California, to Gen. Lawrence Brown in Epping, New Hampshire. Inside is a letter written by B. M. Folsom dated December 21st, 1849: “I take the liberty to address you thinking that you would pardon my boldness by giving you some information concerning your son Monroe. I accidentally ran across his track this afternoon. He has been here about six weeks. He is well and looks quite fleshy… He had not heard anything from home and was very much affected when I told him of his sister Mary’s death… I tried to persuade him to write but he said that it had been so long since he left he was ashamed to. So I have taken the liberty thinking that you would like to hear from him.”

No. 1021 Sent from San Francisco, California, to Mrs. Lydia C. Rossiter in Newbury Port, Massachusetts. Possibly dated January 15, 1850.

No. 1022 Sent from San Francisco, California, to Secretary of State William Van Voorhies in San Jose. Inside is a letter from John Y. Bryant dated December 2, 1850. He writes following a letter of introduction asking for an appointment as Notary Public to facilitate his business as a land agent. He enclosed a copy of the business details for Bryant and Moulder, the General Land Agency he owned at the Cronise Brothers store at the corner of Jackson and Montgomery Streets.

No. 1023 Sent from San Francisco, California, to Peter H. Burnett in San Jose. Inside is a letter from R. A. Wilson dated August 21, 1850: “I am sorry to learn that you have as bad an opinion of me that you would refuse a petty office to a man on the ground that I recommended him…”

No. 1024 Sent from San Francisco, California, to James Reed in San Jose.

Photograph of I.O.O.F building in Columbia, California, 1930s.