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Much from California... High prices, maintaining order...

Item # 657379

August 2, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1849 

* California gold rush

Close to half of page 2 is taken up with various information concerning California, some of it political. It begins with a: "Proclamation by Gen. Riley" noting: "...that a portion of these forces should be employed in maintaining order in the gold districts...".
Page 3 has: California Items" which reports on the very high prices for items, and that: "...Buildings were springing up very rapidly, most of the cheapest character. At present one-half of the population live in tents...As a general thing property is respected, evil doers being kept in check by fear of Lynch law...".
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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