The Fassett Letters - Letter #46
One sheet blue lined paper
15½ x 9¾” folded in half.
Place: San Francisco
From: N. C. Fassett
Mrs. C. H. Fassett
San Francisco 4th Aug /1858Mrs C.
received no Letter from you by last mail. I wrote you by Steamer of
19th July saying I would send you Draft by this mail. will enclose one
for Seventy Five dollars in this letter and in a month will send you
some more. always send to me in time so I can get it to you by the time
you need it. Have everything yourself and family want and live well and
respectable and call on me for what you need
To day is what we call Steamer day and all accounts fall due to day and
consequently it is a busy one. It would make you tired enough to sit in
my Office window and see people hurrying by collecting and disbursing
money. if the sight of money would do any person good they could got a
surfeit here any Steamer day. but does not pay accounts or for ones
living. I was at Pacheco a few days since. all well. Harris seems to
like it very well. I wrote to Uncle George Peck by this mail. I think I
wrote you something in regard to The New Gold Mines on account of
Indians and high water in the Rivers. we cannot tell how they are going
to turn out. as yet hope they may prove Rich. there is a prospect of
another line of Steamers via Nicaragua to New York. hope they may soon
get into operation so as to reduce the fare which is outrageously high.
There is an overland mail from Placerville by stage weekly each way to
Saint Joseph Mo. hope it may continue and prosper as I own property in
Placerville yet. I send Draft of Mess Tallant & Wilde on Bank
of the state of N. Y. New York City for Seventy Five Dollars Fifty
Dollars for yourself, Fifteen for Jane and Ten for Mary, to be used as
each one may think proper. There are many things in your Letters from
time to time I would answer more minutely but I forward them
immediately to Ann and Harris and some items escape my memory for the
time being especially when I have so many interruptions as to day and
so much to think of. My best love to all, hoping you are all enjoying
good health and happiness. Were I always certain of that it would save
me many a dull thought I think of you all every day always Am living
now pleasantly in a small private family.
Your Afft Son N. C.
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