Gold Rush Letters-November 4, 1849

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November 4, 1849

From letter published in the Missouri Whig , Palmyra January 17, 1850

CALIFORNIA-- A letter was received in this place , by last night’s mail, but which we have not yet seen, from Mr. C. F. Kirtley. The letter is dated the 4th of November. at Sacramento City. Mr. K., we learn, had done very little of mining, having reached the country only a short time before the commencement of the rainy season. He, in company with Mr. James Dudley, is engaged in business at Sacramento City, hauling with their team, and in the short time they had been there, had cleared about $800. He intends going into the mines in the spring, and is very sanguine of success, Mr. William Muldrow, who had a very severe attack of scurvy, has recovered. We are pained to learn that Dr. Anderson is dead. This event, although not unexpected, he having started ot California in very bad health, will cause deep and poignant sorrow to his many acquaintances here, by whom he was highly esteemed, It we can procure the letter, we will publish it next week.



Transcribed courtesy of Kathleen Wilham