Royal Fisk Gold Rush Letters

[Letter, J.A. McCrea to Royal Fisk, December 7 1862] McCrea, J.A. Dec 7, 1862

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 “Seira [sic] Nevada”<br>
Victoria V.I. Dec 7. 1862<br>
Royal Fisk Esq<br>
		Dear Sir<br>
							<br>
		Enclosed please find first<br>
of Exchange #103 drawn by Messrs Dickens Campbell & Co <br>
for the sum of One thousand dollars and McDonald<br>
& Co draf [sic] No 5070. for the sum of four Hundred and <br>
ten dollars which please place to my credit & charge<br>
to me_ 714 84 71 39 [714.84 + 71.39] - $786.23. amount due on the Johnson<br>
Matter these goods of Johnsons were not sold as<br>
well as I might have done had I dared to<br>
take time but I put them right through for<br>
fear of any trouble thinking it was better to<br>
hold money than goods your favor of the 28<br>
Nov. came to hand with B/L a/c &c all of which<br>
are satisfactory I have made an arrangement <br>
with the bank of “British Columbia” for advances<br>
to the amount of seventy-five per cent on invoice cost<br>
They have directed their agents Messrs Falkner Bell & Co<br>
to make you such advances when[ever] you require them<br>
no amount over three thousand dollar to be made<br>
on any one shipment This will enable you to buy<br>
most of my goods for cash. I have to pay two per cent<br>
for this accommodation but I know you can always <br>
save me five by buying for cash <br> You will please buy and ship me one hundred Bbls [barrels] golden gate flour superfine<br>
10-20 cases Jewel & Harrison Lard <br>
10-20 Bbls Billings Hams<br>
10-20 cases P&M Yeast powders<br>
10-20 Half Bbls Dried apple<br>
10-20 Bales Double Crown straw paper<br>
     20 firkins Isthmus butter<br>
     20 Hf [sic] Bbls pork not over 7.50<br>
     5 cases California Cheese<br>
Any cheap goods that you can buy at auction <br>
50 to 100 mats China sugar in bond<br>
Any lot of cheap Tea that you can find in bond<br>
in 1/3 lb pap [sic] 20 to 25¢ buy for 20 to 50 chests-<br>
100 box [sic] candles All these you can get the advance<br>
on from Messrs F. B. &Co I hope you will pick up<br>
some cheap Tobacco. I would like from 5 to 10<br>
bales of Manilla Pap [sic] 18x27. Pap is often sold<br>
at auction and I see it always sells low I <br>
shall want a great many goods both now &<br>
in the spring a lot of spices pepper &C [etc.] and<br>
in fact Most Every thing<br>
			Yours Truly<br>
				J.A. Mc.Crea<br>

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