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  - Lodge Letters

March 13th, 1864

San Francisco

Lodge1 PDF, p. 15


Baron Sif
President of the China Mutual Insurance Co.


Dear Sir

A considerable quantity of the treasure plundered from the wreck of the “Golden Gate” was stolen by one Fowler formerly a Boston pilot.

Part of it reached “New York” in charge of his son late in January last. Other part with Fowler himself early in March.

I have no doubt but that these pirates are now in the neighbourhood of Boston & in possession of their illgotten gains.

Cannot your detectives bust them up

I am sir your obed servt

Francis W. Lodge




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