Friday, February 05, 2010

1859 California gold miner's letter

1859 California gold miner's letter sent from Forbestown, California in Butte County back home to George G Swett in Hampden Maine.

Forbestown Butte County June 15, '59 Dear Friends, I will write a few lines now to let you know how I be. I have prospected until I got tired and I did not find anything to pay me so I hired out at a mill. I had worked about a week and was unfortunate enough to jam the end of my finger off on my right hand. It will probably lay me up 4 to 6 weeks and then I shall go to work again. I hope this will find you well. Please excuse for I can not hold my pen very good.

William Swett .

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