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Dinsdale, Matthew / Matthew Dinsdale papers, 1836-1897: Folder 3

California October 15th 1850 PDF (4.5 MB)


place on the banks of this stream about five
miles from here where 60 thousand dollars were taken
out during the past summer. The space dug ____ is
about half the size of your garden and probably thirty
feet deep.  One man took out 202 lbs and then
sold his right for 1600$. But this is one case in ten
thousand. I dare not set a time to return, but I
______ I am anxious to be back. I have the means
now to pay my expenses but as I am here I must try
to secure something over.
 Flour is selling for 40 cents _____ Pork __ ____ 80. Beef 25
to 35. butter $1.50, dried _______ ____ $1.75, Potatoes 0 onions
$1.50 and other articles at this rate.
My address is   Sacramento City
     California
 You will not fail to writ to me. Never a day passes
but I think of you and pray for you. We are really far
apart and to me ti seems so. No one can have a stronger
desire for domestic comfort and quiet than I have and
yet I find my self travelling ot the ends of the earth.
16 Oct This my dear mother you will consider my yearly letter to you
I am sorry my friend starts so much sooner than he expected 
thereby debarring me the privilege of writing in full.
 The rainy season seems to be about commencing. We have
of late had several showers and this morning is cloudy and
threatening. How I should like to be with you! May be
this will not be allowed me till we meet in heaven,
when all our _______ past. Give my love to all.
 You do not forget ne in you prayers I know
still think of you far off but affectionate son
My heart is full but I ________ it out to God.  Mathew

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