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From John Stacy (New York, New York) to his wife, Dorothy Stacy (Port Gibson, New York). February 4, 1849. (Item 1)
Discusses his upcoming trip by sea to California where he hopes to find gold.

 
From John Stacy (at sea) to Dorothy Stacy (Port Gibson, N.Y.), April 7, 1849. (Item 2)
Discusses the passage thus far including sea sickness, health, weather, meals, fish, entertainment, and the ladies on board.

Continued in (Rio Janero) April 9, 1849. Describes the city, the rich ("nigers") who have gold, think themselves as good as the white and dress well; the Catholics, and a bull fight.

 
From John Stacy (at sea) to Dorothy Stacy (Port Gibson, N.Y.). August 22, 1849 . (Item 3)
Discusses his health, a bad storm, San Francisco, and inflation. Hole in letter.

 
From John Stacy (Auburn, California) to Dorothy Stacy (Port Gibson, N.Y.) February 10, 1850. (Item 4)
Inquires why his wife hasn't written and complains about the high cost of provisions.

 
From John Stacy (Auburn, California) to Dorothy Stacy (Port Gibson, N.Y.). March 9, l850. (Item 5)
Inquires why he has received no letters. Writes about mining and friends.

 
From Nancy Stacy (near Nevade City, Missouri, Iowa or California) to John and Dorothy Stacy. May 27, 1859. (Item 6)
Discusses health, friends, and crops. Includes an original poem.

Note: The donor believed that Nancy Stacy had traveled West with the Mormons, however, the letter contain no collaboration for this.

 
From Nancy Stacy (near Nevade City) to John and Dorothy Stacy. May 16, 1860. (Item 7)
Discusses her age (82), and problems with her granddaughter and her husband.

 
From Nancy Stacy (near Nevade City) to John and Dorothy Stacy. Frag. n.d. (Item 8)
Discusses her son-in-law, Dean McClean and attitudes toward old age.

 
From Nancy Stacy (near Nevade City) to John and Dorothy Stacy. June 5, 1860 or 6l - June 28. (Item 9)
Discusses health, more about family relations.