|Books About New Hampshire|
Heffernan, Nancy & Anne Page Steckler, Editors
(University press of New England, 1993)
At the age of 53, James Wilson Jr., a former congressman from Keene, N.H., left his 3 daughters & young son to seek his fortune in the California gold rush. He was away from his home state for 12 years, first winning, then losing a fortune, before returning to N.H. His daughters wrote their father almost 390 letters during his absence.
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