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Title
Old Abe's thieves
Creator
Chandler, N. A. (1818-1880)
Date Created and/or Issued
1863-02-01
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
N.A. Chandler Gold Rush Era Letters
Rights Information
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Description
Chandler writes that he has “had rather dull times to sell stock in mines but the prospects are better now.” He writes to encourage Jane to come out to him. Chandler describes Virginia City and the mines. He writes of “Old Abe’s Thieves in the shape of Federal Tax collectors” and that “the Repb [sic] course is dead or nearly so here, the people don’t swallow the Emancipation course.” Notations in pencil on the first page at the top read: “Harsh words for ‘Uncle Abe’s’ Gov’t. Virginia City mines 'paying very rich.'” Pencil marks highlight certain parts of the text pertaining to the title.
Type
text
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cng/id/231
Language
English
Subject
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
West (U.S.) History 1860-1890
Pioneers
Correspondence
Virginia City (Nev.)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
San Francisco (Calif.)
Time Period
1855-1872
Place
San Francisco (Calif.)
Source
Autograph letter signed, 4 pages; N. A. Chandler Gold Rush Era Letters, D1942.1, box 1, folder 41
Relation
N.A. Chandler California Gold Rush Era Letters - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cng

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