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Early report of the gold diggings in California... Slave ship captured...



Item # 639193

December 16, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848  The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.
Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.
Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have laid claim to a large portion of the gold territory, and demand thirty per cent of the ore taken therefrom..." with more, and ending with: "...The thirty per cent demand of the Mormons id expected to lead to trouble."
Also at the bottom of the pg: "Slaver Captured" which reports on the ship Goodwin with 400 slaves on board.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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