Lot 15Sacramento, Cal., Mar 20 (Sacramento). Bold oval date stamp (Williams SAC-2480) on folded letter to Goshen, Pa., red crayon "40" rate, lengthy 3 page letter datelined "Union Bar, North Fork of American River, Feby 27th, 1850" with interesting content regarding hardship of miner's life…Hundreds have fell victim to an untimely grave by exposure in this country, mentions visiting Salmon Falls, additional small enclosed note to his mother - excusing the shortness of such…for fear of making double postage and inquiring about letter sent from Valparaiso; some cover edge wear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Sent via P.M.S.C. - California departing San Francisco on April 1st and arriving in Panama on April 23th, then by U.S.M.S.C. - Georgia departing Chagres on April 29th and arriving in New York on May 7th.