Edwin Fitzgerald

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Seven letters from Edwin Fitzgerald in California to his wife, Frank (Frances), in Thomaston, Maine. All written in 1859. ** Please note that historical materials in the Gold Rush Collections may include viewpoints and values that are not consistent with the values of the California State Library or the State of California and may be considered offensive. Materials must be viewed in the context of the relevant time period, but views are in no way endorsed by the State Library. The California State Library’s mission is to provide credible information services to all Californians and, as such, the content of historical materials should be transcribed as it appears in the original document.

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Sanfrancisco San Francisco Nov 19 1859

My dier Frank I rec your of the first of octtober yesterday was glad to heer from yo and hear that you and our little darlings wer well I em getting tired of this Country it is a hard place I will send you a letter that I got from a man in the mines he came out when I did, and went to the mines I wrote to him thare and will send you his letter my dier F. I em writing on board of the [Bark?] [deletion] Brontez I em going in her up the Puget Sound. James [Heating?] thought of leaving for New orleans the last I saw of him that was about 5 weeks ago whether he went or not [?] dont

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I hav not got time to write much for the bark is going out rite away you will not answer this for I dont know whare I shell be to git it if you should write the mail steamer from the Newyork New York has not arived here yet she has bien du 4 or 5 days I expect there is a letter for me on board of hir but I shell not git it as leav in about half an hour I should write oftner Frances I could git stidy work I shell write you as soon as I git up the sound dont think that I fer git you F.

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I wish i had some money to send you but i hav not got but [deletion] twenty five dolars and [deletion] it cost twenty of that for my passeg. I hope to git work there and if i do it will be like ly to last oh Frank how i should like to see you I would send my homly profile to you if I could but you must excuse me this time and I will promas to du better for the time to cum take good care of our little darings and ciss them all for me

adieu for the present from youer

Edwin

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