Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Friday, April 13th, 1860


To day we arrived in Sumpter, and found a great amount of sickness & many deaths. at home still planting cotton. weather clear & warm.


Also . . . on this date . . . in Sacramento, California . . . A thin dust cloud rising in the distance inspired a wave of elation here today as hundreds gathered to hail the first Pony Express delivery. . . .