1860: Daniel Hatfield to David Hatfield

1860 Letter

1860 Letter

TRANSCRIPTION
Addressed to David Hatfield, Esqr., Springfield Kings Co., New Brunswick, British America

Crescent City [California]
July 16th 1860

Dear Sir,

Image 6 - Version 2I 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.

Image 7I arrived here this morning and find myself in very good health. I rather expect to remain some length of time not far from here. I wish you would write soon and please direct your letter to:

Daniel Hatfield
Crescent City
State of California

Yours, — Daniel Hatfield

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