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to parents: business and financial affairs, elections, gold and silver discoveries 1860 May 4; to parents: $1,000 enclosed, desires them to move to California 1860 Aug 10; gives brother Josiah power of attorney to manage and control his property 1861 Jan 18; to mother: death of his father 1862 May 23; to Don Ramon Castilla: letter of introduction for Josiah Stanford 1862 May 6; to W. Rogers: state politics and the Union cause 1862 Aug 8; to mother: building of the railroad, wishes to bring her to California 1862 Dec 13; to A. A. Sargent: considers withdrawing as gubernatorial candidate 1863 June 2; to Merchants Ins. Co.: request to borrow money for C.P.R.R. 1863 Aug 1



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Sacramento May 4th 1860

Dear Father & Mother

Your letter of the 4th April last came to hand by the last steamer mail. I was glad to hear that you were all well. I had hoped our affairs here would be in such condition that I could make you a visit this spring and attend the Republican Convention. But such is not the case. It would not have been prudent for me to leave. My businss is in good comfortable condition but I have to aid the San Francisco house as mutch as possible. The boys have nearly $10,000 from me every steamer above what is necessary to pay my own Bills. I could make this Store do mutch better had I not to use funds for the aid of the [?]. Every dollar I can spare from this business goes to aid them.

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I am in hope that by another year they will be in mutch easier circumstances.

I think you have used $3500.00 in all from me since you wrote you would send that amt $1500.00 on acct of J W N & $2000.00 on acct of D. C. S.

I would have liked mutch to have been home and cast the first vote in convention for Mr Seward. As I would have done if there - California being the first State to vote.

If the Charlston Convention does not nominate Douglas and the Chicago Convention nominates most any but Fremont we shall poll a good Republican vote in this State.

We are having a fine rain to day. The country is looking finely. Barley will be fit to cut about the 20th of this month. What about the 15th June

The prospects now is that we shall have a wonderfully fruitful season

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Sacramento Aug 10th 1860

Dear Father & Mother

Enclosed find D O Mills & Co Draft No 15432 on the American Exchange Bank [Nyork?] and payable to the order of Jodiah Stanford, for the sum of one thousand dollars. I have delayed writing for some time in order that it might be convenient to remit the ecnlosed. It is on acct of [?] Stanford. We are all quite well and business is fair. I have not time now to write mutch, but if I had more time I do not know that I could write mutch that would interest. I wish you were settled in this country and I hope the time will come when you will be. I believe it would be better for all. I shall write you more fully upon this subject some other time

Your affectionate son

Leland Stanford

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Know all men by these presents that I Leland Stanford of the City of Sacramento hereby [?] and appoint Josiah Stanford Jr of the City of San Francisco my true and lawful Attorney for me in amy name place and stead to manage and control my business. My property real and personal with full power and authority to perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the said business and property as fully to all intents and purposes as I might or could do if personally present with full power of substitution and revocation hereby satisfying and conforming all that my said Atty or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of January AD 1861.

Leland Stanford

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