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March 6, 1862: San Francisco to Sacramento

March 6, 2012
River Dusk

Sacramento River; by Tom Hilton, on Flickr

[This] week we got word of a worse condition of the treasury than we had anticipated, so I started immediately for Sacramento to see the Treasurer. Some of the results I have given in the first part of this letter, but of the trip some items may be of interest.

I left here at 4 P.M. [today] by steamer. Night came on before we reached the mouth of the Sacramento River, but it was a glorious afternoon and the views of the mountains were lovely before sunset. I went to my berth early….

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