Letters: Caleb E. Iddings and Fred Tyson to Edward Perice, 1876

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Darlington April 29th 1876

Dear Fred,

I received the enclosed from Tom Borden yesterday, and in answering it today promised to write to you & Ned Pierce about the of the "San Fransisco 49ers" at the meeting Centennial. I like the idea very much, and as I can only be absent for about two days, will make it suit to go whenever you and E.P. go provided it is not either upon the "Grand Opening" of the 4th of July, upon both of which occasions the crowd of the "Great unwashed" will be so great that there will be no pleasure or comfort for any one, but themselves, and the politicians. President makers V. I can stay at sister H's whilst there so that it will cost me but little, otherwise I should not feel it right

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to go at all; but I need something to "shake me up" a little once more, and as there will be much to be seen and heard there of a stirring nature will strain a point and go. Will you be kind enough to re-enclose Toms letter to Ned Pierce. It will perhaps "stir him up" also to the "sticking point." I will write to him within a few days.

I have been looking for Corruth wait every day for a week past, as he wrote to say he was coming during "fresh shad time" and I realized that I would meet him any day. Cannot you run up & spend a night or two with us. Get your ticket for "Port" the little stream ferry boat is running now to & from Lapidum & I will meet you there any afternoon. All as well as usual. Love to Richard. As Ever Your Friend C. E. Iddings

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Darlington Md Apl 29th 1876

Dear Ned,

I received a letter from "Old Tom Borden" yesterday proposing that, as we would all probably, visit the Centennial, You, F Tyson, and myself, should make our arrangements so as to meet him there and have once more in our lives a reunion of the "San Franscico 49ers" who camped together "on the hill". He included Sam Stabler, and the "noisy chap" & his brother whose names he could not remember. (I suppose he meant Ben & Jess Reynolds) but as we do not know anything about them of late years, I thought that it would be pleasant (if possible) for you, F.T. & myself to try to meet Tom there & if Same happens to be East, to include him. I will try to make it suit me, at any time it suits you and Fred provided it be not at the "Grand Opening" or 4th of July upon both of which occasions there will be such a "perfect jam & crush" that I would rather be anywhere else, for I want to see

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something when I do go, and it will be impossible upon those days to do so.

I wrote to Tom to-day telling him I was pleased with the idea, and that I would write both to you & Fred. I also wrote to the latter enclosing Tom's letter & requested him to re enclose it to you so that you will be likely to receive it within a day or two. Tom's letter is highly characteristic of him as we knew him in days long gone by. I need a little "shaking up" as Fred calls it and feel as tho' there are few combinations to be found that I would enjoy more than to combine a meet -ing of the occupants of the tent on the "sand hills" and the great Centennial.

Please give love to Sophy & the little ones & all enquiring friends. Perhaps you could spend a night or two with me either going or returning.

Ever Sincerely your friend & Cousin C.E. Iddings.

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My Dear Ned

Enclosed I hand you Med Iddings note withour to miss from an old friend of ours.

It should be very pleasant for me & I think for us all if we could meet at Phila; What say you?

If you can write to me & name a time that will suit you, I will try to join the party. It may indeed have a long time since the days of 49.

Love to all Your Friend Frederic Tyson

Balte May 5/76

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