Category Archives: California

July 9, 1849 (Monday)

Well, here I am in Norristown again somewhat unexpectedly, having come up to see what could be done toward going to California.  Uncle appears too much opposed to it.  Spent the evening with him. Does Nathan have gold fever?  Did … Continue reading

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June 26, 1849 (Tuesday)

Very pleasant day.  My Birthday. Quite a gloom has suddenly been thrown over some of us on account of the Tilden family all going to leave the city in a day or two for the country.  Mr. T. going to California … Continue reading

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May 3, 1849 (Thursday)

To-day the beautiful ship “Susan G. Owens” started for California, having been going for the last month or more.  Attended Dr. Baird’s lecture this evening on Greece and Turkey, which was not quite so interesting as I had anticipated.  The … Continue reading

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February 27, 1849 (Tuesday)

Still rainy and very stormy.  The Ship Levant left this place today for California, notwithstanding the rough and boisterous state of the weather.  The yellow fever prevails still to a considerable degree. Did not go out this evening. The California … Continue reading

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