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The small towns of Los Angeles and San Diego...



Item # 604432

July 4, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 4, 1850  The front page is entirely taken up with reporting on the: "Debate In The Senate - The Compromise Bill" which happens to contain a interesting tidbit speaking of the size of what are now two of the largest cities in California: "...But again, Mr. President...I compare two towns for the purpose of illustrating that fact. Los Angeles, with a population of about five thousand people, gave about 75 or 80 votes, while San Diego, a little village composed of a dozen adobe ports, gave a vote of 150 or upwards...". (see)
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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