The Fassett Letters - Letter #99
One sheet of blue, lined paper 7¾ x 9¾”

Date: Aug 11, 1862
Place: San Francisco
From: Noah Chittenden Fassett
To: Mrs. C.H. Fassett
San Frano Augt 11th/62
Mrs C. H. Fassett
                    Granville Ohio My Dear mother  It has been sometime since we have heard from any of you and we are all anxious to hear but think it probable it is the fault of the mails. I sent by the Steamer leaving to day a paper containing a full account of the burning of the Steamship Golden Gate hence for Panama. it is a sad affair and casts a gloom over the entire community as nearly everybody lost acquaintances and many friends. I had several acquaintances on board two of whom were lost. I was at Pacheco a few days ago found all well. Ann I thought looking better than common all the balance very healthy had a ride with Harris after “Nellie”

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She is in good condition. drives finely and I presume she likes California firstrate as she said nothing to the contrary. have had nothing lately from Jane or Sarah and they both indebted for letters. Wm Knox was just here and told me Lewis had lost his little girl with sore throat (oldest I think) Our business pretty fair now but we expect it to be better in a few days when wheat begins to come in freely. I hope you are all well and getting along nicely. How does John get along with the Farm. Shall expect to hear from him by the next Steamer should have by that time an acknowledgement of receipt of the money I sent him We are now looking hourly and anxiously for news from the Army under McLellan we think it will be good news too. my best Love to all   Your afft son

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