John M. Vanderbilt


John Muir


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[2]a complete success and have just reached here from our first trip to the chil[illegible] & surrounding country and are very much pleased with what we saw. We will leave here in a couple of days to establish our first trading post at [Hoochinoo?], our next will be established at [Chilcat?] inside of sixty days & others will follow. We were well received by all the Indians who are pleased with our establishing posts in their several counties. We are provided with a customs officer so that we can overhaul & seize foreign expeditions, several had been around previous to our arrival in the [waters?]. Twenty one miners have already gone into the [chilcat?] this month & a missionary has been appointed for that county. About twenty men are mining at [Sehuck?].00923


Sitka, Alaska

Date Original

1880 Jun 9


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0201

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