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May 2024
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“I am perfectly enraptured with California.…It is so healthy and such a delightful climate. I have not seen a poor person since I have been here, nor a stingy and penurious one. I never saw such liberality in my life as there is here. The whole country is a perfect picture.”

From a lady settler’s letter to her family in the East, 1852 .

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