Jared Comstock Brown

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Letters describing voyage around South America, life in Coloma, and in California. Also mentions the violence, politics, Know-Nothing party, 2nd Vigilance Committee's activities; mentions General Richardson, Senator Welles, James King of William, James Casey, Yankee Sullivan. **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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I, Do not Know what to write about I wish you was out Here to See the Country I have got a Cane from Some of the timber of the old Sutter Sawmill it is Pine and I want to Send it to you but I have no way but by Express and it would cost to [too] much to send it that way I was in Hopes that I could Come Home this Spring but it is not Possible for me to Come I must Bring this to a close as I cannot think of anything to write My wife is not very well the children are going to School. The baby is fat and Healthy and growing fast it weighs 16 lbs [pounds] and it will not be three months old till the 19 of this month give my Love to Mother and the Children I suppose that I would not know them it will be 4 years the 19 of this Month Since I left Newyork New York and what a Change has taken Place I am an old man af a few more years like the Past and I shall have followed in the Path of the Rest of our family I Shall try and Come home once more if it is Possible to Do So had the County seat not been moved I might have Realised [realized] quite a Hansome [handsome] Sum for my property but now it will fetch comparitively [comparatively] nothing tell David to write to me, as often as he can I am Glad he is able to Command good wages and Hope that he may be able to make His

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way through the World with Honor and Wealth and I Hope that he may never have to encounter or Surmount Such obsticles [obstacles] and Difficulties as has been thrown in my Path. Treachery and Deceit and opposition have I had to Deal with, in all its Stages and from those who Should have been the last to Desert, in time of need Like the story of the viper – they have attempted to Poisen [Poison] my very existence but Enough of this I am still able to cope with and will yet Surmount all Difficulties Such as have been Plotted against me –

My business begins to improve Since Sanford Left for the States – and I hope to accomplish Something this Summer and if I Do next Season will close my Life in this Country at least for the present I am Heartily tired and Sick of the country

Give my Love to all and Remember me as your dutiful Son

From J. C. Brown

To his Father

Charles Brown Buffalo Erie, Co, N.Y.

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PS I expect the Mail in tomorrow and I will not close this till then to See if I get any letters, 18 the mail has arrived in Sanfrancisco [San Francisco] and will not be up till tomorrow

J. C. Brown

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