Journal Palmetto Mining Company Voyage

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This journal is a record of the journey from Charleston, South Carolina to Coloma, California, and covers the period of March 3, 1849 to October 12, 1849. The journal belonged to Edward Keegan, but it is not known if Keegan is the actual author. The Palmetto Mining Company members traveled together on the Henrico, which sailed via the Isthmus of Panama. The company disbanded shortly after arriving in Coloma. 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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Palmetto Mining Co.

Journal of a passenger on Company voyage from Charleston, South Carolina to Coloma, California via Isthmus and San Francisco, March 3 - August 21, 1849; mining days in Coloma to October 12, 1849.

[C. W. Haskins' ARGONAUTS OF CALIFORNIA, p. 476, lists twenty men on Brig HENRICO from Charleston, five of whom are named in this journal. Journey is recorded in book which belonged to Edward Keegan. Keegan, purported author, did not write the journal according to a statement made by his daughter in January, 1945.]

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Edward Keegan's Book Fort Johnson December 22nd 1848 Eight

A warrior So brave, And a version so bright Conversed of as they sat on the green Charleston Sound

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY Call No. cF 865 D5

Note: Miss Keegan, daughter of Edward Keegan, says in Jan. 1945 that this journal was not written by her father although he came out with the Palmetto Co. from Charleston, N. C.

C. O. H.

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Jesebtians to the nathern [northern] mines first to Seas sees day digins [diggings] thens north 15 miles neose onion valley

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Edward Keegan took on the 29th of Augt. [August] and went to

33 Swena grifes Belfest [Belfast] games Street 12 ghon watson

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Edward Keegan took on the 29th of Augt [August] and went to work on the 9th of octo. [October] 1849

Edward Keegan Direct your letter to James Connor Custom house Dublin Board works

Mr. Eustace No. 13 Charles St. Near the four Courts

Enquire for Peter Kearns State of Illinois, lake County

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