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Colorado Gold Mining Letter 1865
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Colorado Gold Mining Letter 1865 - A.W. Hoyt (1846- ?) author of Over the Plains to Colorado about Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. ADS, 1p (front and back), 10” x 7 ½” and envelope 5 ½” x 3 ½”. Boston, Massachusetts, November 15, 1865. Very Good with minor yellowing
and couple of holes along folds. Letter states " received a letter from Gen Buford saying he would be here the last of the month with reports and _____ Gold project, with which he is highly pleased and says if he was 10 years younger he could make a fortune in Colorado. He wants our project put through. This investor he is a working capital of $40,000 and then he will go out by himself and take charge of it. I make no pay. About my plans, will be to have you go with him, and before you go
you must leave the dry assaying” (dry assaying is the ore is fused and the metal is finally obtained in a pure state). Goes on…” After you graduate to remain another two
months or possibly three and then go another month to Brown’s museum to learn the dry assaying ready to go
with general when gets ready which would not be before nay first….Say not a word about what we intend to doing or what you ever intend doing. Keep perfectly quiet.” The envelope is torn on the left side to be
opened and has a three cent stamp on it.
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb
Item # 11550
 $275.00 USD

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