Group of 14 manuscript documents relating to J.D. Leaman, a mule trader in Nevada City and Maryville, Calif., during the early days of the Gold Rush, consisting principally of receipts of payments for mules. California Gold Rush.

Early Gold Rush Mule Trader

Group of 14 manuscript documents relating to J.D. Leaman, a mule trader in Nevada City and Maryville, Calif., during the early days of the Gold Rush, consisting principally of receipts of payments for mules.

Nevada City, Maryville, Forks of the Yuba, Feather River: May, 1850 to June 1851.

All one page; several with drawings illustrating brands. Vaarious sizes. Early Gold Rush Mule Trader. In black vinyl folder. Some soiling, a few with chips and/or perforations. Item #234604

In the early days of the Gold Rush, the sure-footed mule was the ideal mode of transporting food , clothing, and other supplies to the little mining camps along the streams in the ravines and gulches of the gold fields, which were unreachable by wagon. These early commercial records from among the earliest mining communities which sprang up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas (Marysville, Nevada City, “Forks of the Yuba”, Feather River), consisting of receipts and two letters, to one J.D. Leaman of Nevada City, with mention of two companies he was possibly associated with: McNulty & Arnold, in Marysville, and Seamen Pool & Co., of Nevada City. Important among these documents is a statement of accounts between Seamen Pool and J.D. Leaman, of February 4, 1851, showing the company’s debt to Leaman at over $1500.

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