1856 Gold Rush letter from Jackson, California

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1856 Gold Rush letter from Jackson, California
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April 6, 1856. Great content: "Soon after your departure from Mok Hill, my term of office expired, and I again took up the shovel and the pick and have pursued it steadily since….I have recently located myself here and purchased a claim, convenient to a ditch, which will furnish us water for two months and for which we have to pay $4.50 per day....My hands have become so hard & stiff that I can hardly write legible....and I am sure you would feel for me if you could see the motly crowd of heathens, who are playing cards and swilling grog..." Signed by C. Arnold. Cover is an oval 10c green on buff entire addressed to Pennsylvania. Addressed to Charles E. Butler. These names are waiting for more research!City: JacksonCounty: AmadorState: CADate: