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September 19, 1861: Sacramento

September 19, 2011

It is unnecessary for me to speak of two laborious and “borous” days I spent on a committee to make arrangements for sending things from the Pacific Coast to the great World’s Fair at London next year. Governor Nye, of Nevada Territory, was our chairman, but most of the work devolved on a small sub-committee of seven, of which I was one. Governor Nye had as “delegates” to the Fair from his territory (Nevada) three great ingots of silver from the Washoe Mines, each of over sixty pounds avoirdupois weight—nice pocket pieces.

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