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Papers of Abel Stearns: Addenda 1
mssHM 48988-49068  
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Correspondence of Abel Stearns, chiefly letters addressed to him, relating to his early business affairs.
Abel Stearns was a pioneer ranch owner and businessman in Los Angeles, Calif. As a young man, he left his native Massachusetts to engage in South American and China shipping trade. He went to Mexico in 1826, became a naturalized citizen, and in 1829 moved to Monterey, Calif. By 1833, he settled in Los Angeles where he became a wealthy businessman and influential politician.
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