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San Francisco Gold Rush Letter Re: Clipper Ship "Witchcraft"

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San Francisco Gold Rush Letter Re: Clipper Ship  Witchcraft
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Datelined San Francisco, Dec. 22, 1854. Addressed to a firm in Boston, the letter discusses two cases of merchandise consigned on the ship "Witchcraft" by Abernathy, Clark & Co. that went missing from the ship. Signed by Flint, Peabody & Co. Blue paper. Many folds. 8.5 x 11" The Clipper ship Witchcraft was built in 1850 and made record passages from Rio de Janeiro to San Francisco, and from San Francisco to Callao, Peru. In the year this letter was written (1854), she had the fastest passages on record from New York to San Francisco (98 days) and San Francisco to Callao (32 days). Date: 1854 Location: San Francisco, California HWAC# 57634