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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of letters to John Cripps, General Gadsden's Secretary
|J B M to John Cripps discussing the death of a friend and financial matters
|31 July 1853
|J.B.M. (fl. 1853)
|Cripps, John S.
|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.
|Death Finance American West Land Transaction Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Immigration and Migration Latin and South America Women's History
|J.B.M. (fl. 1853) Cripps, John S. (fl. 1820-1875)
|San Francisco, California
|The Mexican War
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Cripps was General Gadsden's Secretary and a sawyer by profession.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859