Addressed to David Hatfield, Esqr., Springfield Kings Co., New Brunswick, British America
Crescent City [California]
July 16th 1860
I expected to write before this but circumstances prevented as I have been sometimes 60 & 70 miles from a post office travelling over mountains and through valleys packing grub and blankets with me, sleeping where ever night over takes me, When I wrote last I expected to go to Washoe but I took a new notion and went to Oregon where I have been roving about for most 3 months prospecting and mining a little. This place is in the northern part of the state of California. Oregon is the roughest place I was ever in for its all climbing mountains and wading rivers. I travelled up as far as Rogue River which is the hardest looking place I ever seen.
State of California
Yours, — Daniel Hatfield