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The City Mar 4 1851 Broth J.N.R As the regular steamer is not in I send by the Clay and hope it will be allright I send you what I have on hand which is 72 1/2 oz making 1160 Dolz I send a small memorandum you did not leave the a/c of goods that came up or send any and we have need a lot of Potatoe that I did not know of this came up on sunday in when you did you did not speak of them and I wondered at if all is well and trade is fare. Colect the fill from old welten if you can get aney thing from him that we can make in with more at present Your ever P.I.Brown 36 sacks potatoes yesterday came to him call on the Clerk of the Clay for your package P.I.B

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Sac City Mar 6, 18

Dr Brother J.N. Ryerson

As the Goliah hasnot yet made his appearance we are without your Comunication. yesterday and I have to remit my dust and letters the H.T. Clay as I did day before yesterday things are as usial with us trade is fair but not as good a yesterday I sent you memorandum yesterday our barley is all gon in sell it at 8 1/4 if you can get any that will make money at 8 it will do as their is a call, the can goods slow. thier is nothing that I can think of that we want but what you know of without is is a few more good hams finer carves [?] if you can get them so, the nuts begin to go out of the way they are more than half gon. the Eagle has comenced to deliver and I have engaged so rage[?] on the brig Cresent at about 1.00 per cask per it looks in fine order I send you today what I have on hand which is only $1022 as I have paid my rent today and yesterday I sent you 1944 I think you

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can send us a few more cadies of Imperial tea and if you can get a case or two of 1lb cadies they will go look over your memorandums as I want to keep up the trade as long as we do buisiness nothing more at present Yours truley Ever Peter I Brown Remitence Part 1-42 oz - 672 Check 350 $1022

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P.J. Brown

Brt[?] of Chapin and Sawyer

N57

Atop[?] 6 1000 fr Safety Fan [?] 6p $60

Recd a/c

Chapin and Sawyers

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San Francisco Feby 28th 1851

P.J. Brown

Bot of Flint Peabody and Co

33 Buckets Sugar 1005 lb @ 9 1/2 cents 95.48
2 boxes Saleratus 128 @ 6 7.68
6 Cases Ale 3.00 18.00
4 Casks Hams 968 @ 15 cents 145.20
$2.66.36
774.06

266.36

507.70

968

15

4840

968

11520

Recd payt Mar 4th

FLint Peabody and Co

pr R.P. Spier

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Mr P.J. Brown

Bought of Wm. Pickett and Co.

4 Casks Hams 414 414 425 423 1676 @ 15 cents $251.40
2 Chests Imperial Tea 24 ea @ 50 cents 24.
$275.40
Received Payment

Wm. Picket and Co.

San Francisco March 7th /51 pr L.W. Skinner

1676

15

8380

1676

251.40

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P.J. Brown

Bought of Wm. Pickett and Co.

5 Cask Hams 420 410 411 421 402 2064 lbs @ 15 cents $309.60
1 Box Cayane Pepper 6 doz @ $2.50 15.
$324.60
Recd Payment

Wm. Picket and Co.

San Francisco Feby 28th /51 pr L.W. Skinner

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San Francisco March 7th /51

Mr. P.J. Brown

Bot of Quereau and Johnson

78 Bags Sweet Potatoes

7200 b @ 5 cents $360.00

recd Pay

Quereau and Johnson

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P.J. Brown } San Francisco March Sacramento City } Bot of R.L. Burlingame

Cases Claret 372 24$

Recieved Payment

A.L. Burlingame

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Mr. P.J. Brown

Bought of Wm. Picket and Co.

20 Quarter Boxes Raisins $27.50
50 lbs Chili Beans @ 5 cents 27.50
$55.00
Received Payment

Wm. Picket and Co.

pr L.W. Skinner

San Francisco March 7th /51

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