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Squire Ensworth's Letters to Mr. Whaley


Letter from A. S. Ensworth to Judge Benjamin Hays

January 20, 1862

For several days we have had the rain falling in large quantities. The San Diego River overflowed the flats, so that a boat went to the houses and brought away the women and children. One house washed away entirely. Lyon's garden is entirely destroyed, one bed of the river running through it.

This letter came by steamer, received the 28th. The Land Mail has not yet arrived.



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