My seemingly never ending quest to trace the life and activities of John C. Morrison Jr. has received a boost the past week. Rick S. of the Bitters Blog tracked him hawking playing cards in Sac. City Dec. of 1850. There is a British registered Caroline in service at this time, she's getting some age on her by 1850. Has an Australian connection, which is interesting. There was a 'new ship' Caroline launched in Boston, but not until late 1851. Maybe this is just a river steamer from San Francisco to Sac. City.
This sounds like our boy, selling chances on a diamond watch. From this to mining stocks.. not a big jump. Ha!
March of 1851.
Still looking for that picture of him...