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Collection Reference Number GLC03587.03
From Archive Folder Collection of letters to John Cripps, General Gadsden's Secretary 
Title J B M to John Cripps discussing the death of a friend and financial matters
Date 31 July 1853
Author J.B.M. (fl. 1853)  
Recipient Cripps, John S.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his friend reporting the death of an acquaintance. Discusses the declining financial state of his ranch and the inevitable sale of the land. Plans to meet Cripps in Mexico and ponders the possible economic advantages of relocating. The author looks forward to their adventures in Mexico. Imprint in upper left corner is indecipherable. Postscript asks Cripps about the "senoritas" in Mexico. Envelope postmarked 1 August, San Francisco, 24 August, San Francisco, and Acapulco.
Subjects Death  Finance  American West  Land Transaction  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Immigration and Migration  Latin and South America  Women's History  
People J.B.M. (fl. 1853)  Cripps, John S. (fl. 1820-1875)  
Place written San Francisco, California
Theme The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Cripps was General Gadsden's Secretary and a sawyer by profession.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859