Brief notice about western settlement: "The tide of emigration to California knows no abatement. Ship load after ship load leaves our shores. We rejoice to know that citizens of good character constitute so large a portion of the emigrants."
During the Civil War, Riggs served in Company G of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. In the letter he mentions correspondence he has received from relatives and discusses the recent death of an aunt, "leaving an infant a week old without a...
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