Stampless Gold Rush Letter, Redding [151899]

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Stampless Gold Rush Letter, Redding [151899]
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This is a very long three page legal sized letter written by A. Eastman. It was written at Reding [sic] Springs. Redding is 150 miles north of Sacramento where this letter was sent from. But in 1850, it was probably the best option! Stamped "Sacramento/19/June/40/ Cal." The 40 is the price to mail the letter! A Mr. Biddle is heading to California tomorrow and will deliver the letter there. It is addressed to Auburn, Illinois. Some of the letter is about what is happening back home, but some has interesting content including the weather: "I never in my life spend as pleasant a winter as last..."Mr. Eastman talks about returning home. Perhaps next winter. Making money seems to be what he is working towards. He has sent his mother $269 in gold. He does brag that he and his partners have the only store in California that does not sell spirits or allow gambling.

Date: 1850
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Redding