Chandler writes on the bonanzas of the Virginia City vicinity, and the large crowds of people. “Every house, stable, and tent is full every night and many sleep in tunnels or holes in the ground.” He has been keeping books for some companies while waiting out the winter. He also describes the Indians as harmless, but “they are big beggars, they will beg you out grub and clothes if you allow them about.” Chandler recommends Jane not go to Lowell any more, “except you wish to get married again…” Notations in pencil on the first page at the top read: “Bonanzas and booms in Utah (Nevada?) diggings.” Pencil marks highlight certain parts of the text pertaining to the title. This letter does not indicate the year, but the year must be 1860 because it is after the arrival of Charles in November 1859 and before the death of Lucian in August 1861. In March 1861 Chandler was in the Eastern United States.