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Comey California Goldfield Letters
Wyles SC 61  
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Two letters (ALS) from A. Comey to his children (Albert B. and Ann E.) in Woodville, Mass., from the California goldfields, 1853, 1854. Talks about immigrants arriving, including women and children, sometimes with large herds of cattle and sheep. Says that "the country is full and overrun with miners from all parts of the world the two largest classes are American and Chinamen the next two I think Mexicans & French and after some from all nations and to make up the assortment thousands of Indians natives of the country who are scattered all over the country and dig a good deal of the gold but mind you it is not the men but the squaws the men think it beneath their dignity"
.02 linear feet (1 folder)
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