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Disgusted with the hardships at the California gold diggings...



Item # 657711

September 17, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 1849 

* California gold rush hardships

Page 3 has: "Items From California and Panama" which begins with a discouraging report: "Nearly all the American passengers by the Empire City are returning from the mines, disgusted with the life of extreme toil & hardship which must be endured there..." and continues on with the conditions of life in the gold region. One item notes: "...The number of women in San Francisco was increasing, but there was still a great lack of the 'last, best gift'. Gambling is carried on to an enormous extend..." with more.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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