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183843

Battle of BUENA VISTA (Angostura) Coahuila Mexican-American War 1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392913965914

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1847 * Battle of Buena Vista * Mexican-American War Page 3 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with perhaps the best detailed description of the battle of Buena Vista we have encountered. It is headed: "Buena Vista: Another Account of The Battle". Also on page 3: "A Battle In New Mexico" which reports a victory at Santa Fe. Also confirms: "...The news of the assassination of Governor Bent is full confirmed. Twenty-five other Americans fell at the same time..." being the Taos Revolt. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends September 19, 2020 15:07

$59.00
183842

MORMONS Mormonism & Gentiles Salt Lake City Utah Brigham Young 1857 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373154646065

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1857 Page 3 has Mormon content headed: "Additional From Utah" which notes in part: "...in company with a large number of 'Gentiles' who found the Mormon country had become too hot to hold them any longer..." with some items on the travels of Brigham Young (see). Four pages, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends September 19, 2020 15:06

$47.00
183801

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR w/ General Santa Anna Letter 1847 Washington DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373153541504

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1847 * Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna * Mexican-Amercian War There is some fine reporting on the progress of the Mexican War, as page 3 has: "Official News From The Army" "News From Mexico" which includes a lengthy & detailed letter from the "U.S. Squadron off Anton Lizardo" which has much on Santa Anna. Also: "Latest From The Brasos" and a letter from: "The General-in-Chief of the Army of Operations of the North to His Subordinates" which is signed in type: Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna. One paragraph includes: "Soldiers! Hurry forth in defense of your country. The cause we sustain is a holy one...". Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends September 18, 2020 15:29

$41.00
183707

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392906317012

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which includes in part: "...fully confirms the most glowing accounts heretofore received in the States of the richness & extent of the gold region...the gold is found from the tops of the highest mountains to the bottom of the rivers..." with more. An early report on the California Gold Rush. Four pages, binding indents at the blank spine, good condition.

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Ends September 12, 2020 15:14

$67.00
183625

MEXICAN WAR Battles of Contreras & Churubusco MEXICO 1847 Wash. D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373144207866

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1847 * Battle of Contreras & Churubusco * Mexican War - Mexico The front page has over a full column letter signed in type by Winfield Scott, headed: "Battles of Contreras and Churubusco - Report of Major General Scott" which offers tremendous detail on these military events from near the end of the Mexican War. This is followed by another very lengthy letter, taking a column on the ftpg and most of 2 columns on page 2. More war items inside with: "Dispatches From Gen. Scott" and "Army Court Martial" Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends September 10, 2020 15:18

$38.00
182829

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR w/ Hunt for General Santa Anna 1847 Washington DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865537709

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 1847 * Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna * Mexican-Amercian War Inside has some great content on the Mexican War including nearly a full column letter: "Dispatches From Major Downing" on the situation from near the end of the war. It includes a letter from him to President Polk which begins: "I've done my best, according to your directions, to get round Santa Anna, but it is all no use. He's as slippery as an eel, and has as many lives as a cat. Trist and I together can't hold him U Scott and Taylor can't kill him off...he slips through our fingers..." with much more. Another report is headed: "Santa Anna's Purposes". Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 15:36

$43.00
182819

Rare DAVY CROCKETT Folk Hero Frontiersman Mention in Report 1834 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107408842

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ATKINSON'S SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Jan. 11, 1834 * Rare Davy Crockett report Page 2 has a quite small, inconspicuous item noting: "Col. Davy Crocket [Crockett], in a letter to the editors of the National Intelligencer denies the authenticity of the book lately published, purporting to be his memoirs, and says that he is now writing his own life & adventures, which will probably be in print before the termination of the present session of Congress." Four pages, minor margin tears, good condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 15:31

$38.00
182776

OLD CROTON AQUEDUCT New York City Water Distribution System OPENS 1842 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865270071

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1842 * Old Croton Aqueduct opens * New York City water system The front page has an article of significance to those in New York City: "Opening Of The Croton Aqueduct" begins: "Monday last was great day for the city of New York; for on that day was opened...the stupendous work known as the Croton Aqueduct, through which the water of the Croton river, conveyed over aa distance of forty miles, was let into the great receiving reservoir not far from the outer suburbs of the city...". This famous aqueduct took 5 years to construct, and was replaced by the "New" Croton Aqueduct in 1890. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:37

$38.00
182774

JOHN BROWN Harpers Ferry Raid Slaves Insurrection w/ John E. Cook 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865266831

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 1859 * John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid * Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - John E. Cook The top of the front page has some nice content on the John Brown raid upon Harper's Ferry, column heads including; "The Harper's ferry Conspiracy - The Confession of John E. Cooke" "The Confession" with a wealth of text concerning the event taking nearly 3 columns. A wealth of fine reporting on this notable event, and great to have in this newspaper from the nation's capital, and close to Harper's Ferry. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, several folds, various foxing. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:34

$45.00
182248

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Hardships Encountered w/ Indians Attacks 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373091204963

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 9, 1849 * California gold rush Page 3 has a report: "From Santa Fe and the Far West" which includes: "...large number of emigrants have left Santa Fe for California. Seven out of nine men belonging to parties destined for California...were killed. They were attacked...by 200 Apache Indians. The emigrants for California had principally passed Fort Kearny...A great many had died o the roads leading to the frontier, and the road sides were lined with graves..." with more. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends July 22, 2020 15:11

$35.00
182246

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH 49ers Diggings Weather & Sickness Hardships 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373091204535

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1849 * California gold rush * Hardships for 49ers Page 3 has an article: "Gold Digging" which includes a very good letter on the details, including: "The suffering from heat is almost incredible...The changes from heat to cold are very sudden & prejudicial to health. Much sickness prevailed at Sacramento...Board at the mines cost from $14 to $20 a week...The labor of digging for gold is intolerable to any but the stoutest & most robust frames..." with more, and ending with a final dismal comment: "...The biggest lump of gold that has yet been found (or imagined) in California would be insufficient to tempt either of them to pay the country another visit." Page... See More  

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Ends July 22, 2020 15:10

$57.00
181188

TABASCO MEXICO CAPTURED Mexican-American War Matthew C. Perry 1847 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373049237016

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1847 * Tabasco, Mexico captured * Mexican-American War * Matthew C. Perry Fine content on the Mexican War with page 2 having 1 1/2 columns taken up with a lengthy & detailed report headed: "The Capture of Tabasco" "Extract of a Letter from an Officer on Board the U.S. Steamer Spitfire at Tabasco". Page 3 has: "From Mexico" with reports on the Mexican War, and then followed by nearly a half column headed: "California" concerning the habitability of the territory, talking of its farmland, etc. One bit notes: "...As it is now almost beyond a doubt that Monterey, on account of its good harbor & central position, will be the capital of California, building lots..... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2020 15:29

$38.00
180779

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Mining & Women Woman's Lifestyle Change 1849 D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392775129403

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1849 * Women & the California Gold rush - 49ers Page 3 has an interesting article: "What The Ladies Do In California" now that they are in a dramatic different living situation than they were used to before moving close to the gold mines. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:00

$54.00
180473

49ERS CHANGING THEIR MINDS California Gold Rush Fever Hardships 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392762541292

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 1849 * California gold rush fever * 49ers hearing of hardships Page 3 has a small item: "The California Fever" which notes: "...that divers & sundry persons who had intended to start for California...have given up the idea in consequence of the very discouraging accounts they received from the return passengers who arrived in the Alabama yesterday. We think they exhibit great wisdom by their determination." Also on page 3 is nearly a half column report: "Letters to The Hebrews" which is about an anniversary of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, and includes two letters, one signed in type: Daniel Webster, and the other Wm. H. Seward, Seward a U.S. Senator from N.Y.... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2020 14:27

$64.00
179791

Post Mexican-American War States of CALIFORNIA & NEW MEXICO 1849 D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372993070823

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 13, 1849 Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "The Administration and California" which has much discussion on how California and New Mexico--recently won in the Mexican-American War--are to be administered. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends April 18, 2020 15:22

$29.00
179723

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Mining & Slaver Ship Captured w/ 750 Slaves 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392729069985

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1849 * California gold rush * Slave ship captured Page 3 has reports headed: "From Salt Lake" with reports on the travails of people heading West. Another item is brief: "Slavers Captured" noting: "...that a British man of war has recently taken into that port a Brazilian brig & barque, having on board in the aggregate about 750 slaves." Also on pg. 3: "The Texas Gold Hunters Returned" "An Indian Outbreak In Florida" "General Scott" and more. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 16, 2020 12:03

$34.00
179721

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372989754631

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The bottom of page 3 has: "Gold Diggers" with: "...an official report to the War Dept. on the civil affairs of California, Gen. Riley estimates the number of persons actually employed in digging for gold at ten thousand, while the number of persons engaged in other employments at the placers would greatly increase this amount...". Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends April 16, 2020 12:02

$37.00
179718

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR Final Events & Terms of Surrender Debate 1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372989750222

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 1847 * Final events of the Mexican War * Negotiation terms for surrender Fully half of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of reporting on the Mexican War, headed: "Late and Important From Mexico" "The Capture of the City of Mexico--The Peace Propositions of Mr. Trist and the Counter Propositions of the Mexicans". Included is a letter signed in type by: Winfield Scott to Santa Anna, with his response signed in type: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. A wealth of additional correspondence on the war as well. Page 3 continues with much war reporting, most of the focus being on the terms to be negotiated for the surrender the first point being: "The independence of Texas s... See More  

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Ends April 16, 2020 11:58

$48.00
179572

OCCUPATION OF MEXICO CITY Gen. Winfield Scott Mexican-American War1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392721930961

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1847 * Occupation of Mexico City * General Winfield Scott * Mexican-American War Page 3 has a a full column letter concerning the Mexican War. Also, most of a column is taken up with some fine reports on the war in a letter prefaced in part with: "...from a high source of military information...that every word of it may be implicitly relied upon...Besides recapitulating the victories obtained by Gen. Scott on his way from Puebla to the city of Mexico, it gives the amount of force with which he commenced his march & the number of lives lost on both sides during the insurrection which followed the entrance of our army into the capital:" and what follows is the d... See More  

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Ends April 10, 2020 11:16

$41.00
179194

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER American Frontier Writer Novelist DEATH 1851 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392701571937

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 23, 1851 * American writer death Taking three-quarters of a column on pg. 3 is a report: "Death Of James Fenimore Cooper". Nice details about the career of America's first great novelist. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 25, 2020 10:04

$49.00
179020

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR Origin of the Beginning & more 1847 Wash. D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392692355560

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1847 * Looking back at the origin of the Mexican War Half of page 2 is taken up with a very lengthy article: "On The Origin of the War", referring to the on-going Mexican-American War. Much reporting from the war is on page 3 with: "Unwelcome News From Mexico" "Correspondence of the Mobile Herald" and: "Correspondence of the Vera Cruz Sun". Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:41

$38.00
179012

MEXICAN WAR ENDS Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo MEXICO Texas - Polk 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392692353065

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1848 * Mexican War ends * Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo * Mexico - United States - Texas The top of page 2 has the very historic report of the official end of the Mexican War, beginning with: "A Proclamation" "Whereas a treaty of peace, friendship, limits, & settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican republic was concluded and signed at the city of Guadalupe Hidalgo..." followed by the balance of the text of the Proclamation by the President. This is then followed by the text of the actual Treaty, which takes 3 columns and includes all 23 articles with the signatures (in type) of 4 Mexican officials as well as the President: James K. Polk. Following t... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:38

$295.00
179011

Best MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR Treaty of Peace Ratification ENDS 1848 D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392692352862

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 24, 1848 * Mexican-American War ends * General William Orlando Butler * Treaty of Peace ratification The top of the first column of the front page has the heading every collector wants from this period: "The Mexican War Ended ! " with related text taking the entire column. Also on the front page is: "Exchange of the Ratifications of the Treaty of Peace With Mexico" with the detailed text taking 2 1/2 columns. This is followed by: "The Army Returning Home". Not only great to have this historic content on the front page, but having it in this newspaper from the nation's capital, as the "National Intelligencer" served as the mouthpiece of the federal government. Four p... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:37

$235.00
178916

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Hardships Encountered High Cost of Living 1849 DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372952073088

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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.

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Ends March 13, 2020 15:38

$39.00
178914

MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR w/ Genral Santa Anna Mexico City 1847 Wash. D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392684753775

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 23, 1847 * Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Page 3 has reports on the Mexican War with items headed; "Official" "Important From Mexico", this latter report taking a full column which includes a report from Santa Anna noting: "...The army of the enemy being upon the eve of moving upon this capital with a view to attack the same...martial law having been declared...". Four pages, a discrete archival mend on pg. 3, very nice condition.

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Ends March 13, 2020 15:36

$33.00
178369

Early RAILROAD Trains Construction over Plains Rocky Mountains 1852 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372921425662

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1852 * Early railroad construction in the West The front page has: "Fugitive Slaves" as well as: "Export of Gold From California" which includes a chart. Also: "From Texas" and "From El Paso" "A Patriot of the Rio Grande". Page 2 has: "A Plan for Constructing a Railroad over the Plains between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains" which is 1 1/2 columns. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, foxing to the top quadrant of the ftpg., generally good.

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Ends February 20, 2020 14:42

$45.00
178163

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH San Francisco Tells Hardships Encountered 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372912772948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1849 * California gold rush hardships Page 3reports a terrible situation in the golf fields with: "Experience In The Gold Region" which includes: "...After a wearisome voyage round the Cape he reached San Francisco & left immediately for the 'diggins'....Many of the amateur gold diggers were exhausted with the hard labor...With scarcely an exception the gold-hunters were all anxious to return. Pride prevented some..." and more. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 13, 2020 15:11

$54.00
177633

Rare JOHN WILKES BOOTH Ford's Theatre Play Advertisement 1863 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392595188381

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 1863 * John Wilkes Booth as an actor * Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C. Near the top of the front page is an article headed: "Ford's New Theatre--The Lady of Lyons". The writer reports on this production of "The Lady Of Lyons" which includes: "...Mr. J. Wilkes Booth appears as Claude Melnotte, a part in which, it is said, he stands without a peer..." and further on: "...Tonight's entertainment will doubtless fill Ford's to overflowing...To-morrow evening Mr. Booth has a benefit, and appears in two splendid Shakespearean plays, via. the Merch... See More  

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Ends January 18, 2020 15:08

$475.00
177521

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392586502858

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners The top of pg. 3 has a column headed: "Additional From California" which has much concerning the growth of the territory. One bit includes: "The immigrants by the overland route were continuing to arrive...It is said that numbers are now coming by the northern trail...The emigrants think that much of the suffering which has already occurred, & much yet to be endured, is attributable to the false statements made by these different writers...most of the miners there are dissatisfied & that many are already returning...general impression is that the diggers are now very successful." Additional reports concernin... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 15:25

$48.00
177518

Early LIFE IN CALIFORNIA Description during GOLD RUSH ERA 1849 Wash DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392586501324

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849 * Early life in California Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics". This is perhaps the best description of California from such an early date. The photos show only portions. Page 2 also has: "Great Britain and the Slave Trade" taking most of a column. And page 3 has: "A Recommendation" concerning prayers for: "...the visitation of a fearful pestilence which is spreading its ravages throughout the land..." signed in type: Z. Taylo... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 15:23

$78.00
177515

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Diggings Miners Mining 1849 Wash DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372875018483

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has nearly 2 1/2 columns of reports headed: "Late From California" including documents noting General Riley as governor. There is also a lengthy letter from San Francisco with news from the gold fields, a few bits including: "...some 40 persons are at work washing out gold...one man has a hole sunk 14 ft. below the bank..,.he makes from five ounces to a pound every day. Plus there are other accounts of gold mining: "I have earned today only $12, and the prospects among the workies are rather disheartening..." and much more. Page 3 also has: "The Late Indian Murder in Florida". Four pages, very nice... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 15:22

$58.00
177477

Rare JOHN WILKES BOOTH Ford's Theatre Play Advertisement 1863 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392586189279

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1863 * John Wilkes Booth as an actor * Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C. Page 3 has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which has three mentions of the name J. Wilkes Booth: "Last Night But One of the distinguished Tragedian MR. J. WILKES BOOTH..." and then: "This Friday Evening, Nov. 13th, Final Benefit of MR. J. WILKES BOOTH...Richard III..." and then also: "Tomorrow (Saturday) Evening, Last appearance of MR. J. WILKES BOOTH..." with more detail. Page 2 has an article: "Mr. Booth's Richard III" which begins: "Mr. J. Wilkes Boo... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 10:16

$455.00
176718

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH 49ers Emigrants Letter & Dolly Madison Death 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392534916242

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1849 * California gold rush - 49ers * Dolly Madison death Page 3 has: "The Overland California Emigrants" which includes a terrific letter on a long wagon train heading: "...towards the golden regions of California...that a collision had taken place between a party of emigrants and some Indians..." with more. Great letter on the romance of gold-seekers heading west. Also: "Funeral of the Late Mrs. Madison" being the famed Dolly Madison; and: "From Santa Fe" which is rather lengthy (see). Four pages, very nice condition. Very minor loss to a lower, blank corner not close to any text.

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Ends December 13, 2019 14:58

$93.00
176713

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392534915177

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has a terrific, nearly full column report headed: "The California Gold Region" which has much detail and fascinating accounts. Its begins: "It is now nearly two years since the discovery of the gold mines in this country...". there is too much fine content to detail here--see the photos. Page 3 has: "Overland Travel To California" which has: "This gold excitement has caused an immense amount of suffering...there are at least 8000 teams...on the road..." with more, then ending: "...Gold should be abundant to defray such losses." Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends December 13, 2019 14:56

$79.00
176712

ST. MARKS FLORIDA Established James K. Polk & Mexican-American War1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392534914891

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1847 * St. Marks, Wakulla County, Florida Page 3 has various reports on the Mexican War with items headed: "The Army Under Gen. Scott" "Prosecution of the War" "American Prisoners in Mexico--Probable Advance of Gen. Scott". The back page has a document: "By the President of the United States" establishing the town of St. Marks, Florida, signed in type: James K. Polk. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends December 13, 2019 14:56

$35.00
176017

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Miners Mining Discoveries 1848 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372808473581

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Nov. 14, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has "Correspondence from California" which has a letter which includes: "...The news here is most flattering. Gold is abundant! Labor is worth seven to thirty dollars a day..." with much more on how high the prices are, & continuing with: "...Persons going to the mines take nothing with them but a change of clothes & tin basin to wash the gold in. They say that all the gold washers are not worth owning; nothing has proven better for washing gold than the simple tin basin or the cradle. We have all been agreeably disappointed in not hearing of any robberies or murders being committed--every man in Cali... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2019 06:50

$85.00
176016

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH San Francisco Tells Hardships Encountered 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372808473243

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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.

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Ends November 18, 2019 06:50

$59.00
176014

Battle of BUENA VISTA (Angostura) Coahuila Mexican-American War 1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392485640700

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 1847 * re. Battle of Buena Vista * Mexican-American War Page 3 contains a lengthy letter with details on the: "Battle Field of Buena Vista" actually fought in February. It was a signal victory for the Americans over a much larger Mexican Army. Also on page 2: "From the Army of Gen. Taylor". Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends November 17, 2019 14:35

$34.00
175847

Early & Unknown ABRAHAM LINCOLN as Illinois Representative Vote 1848 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392472308557

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1848 * Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of votes on the "Civil and Diplomatic Bill" listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln", this being Abraham Lincoln when he was serving just two years as a Representative from Illinois. There is a second listing of "Lincoln" among the "Yea" votes. In 1846 Lincoln ran for the United States House of Representatives and won. While in Washington he became known for his opposition to the Mexican War and to slavery. He served only one term, from March, 1847 through March, 1849, so... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:16

$54.00
175844

CALIFORNIA Governing for Statehood & HAWAII Relations 1849 Wash. D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372799666266

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849 * California Republic for statehood ? * Early Hawaii relations w/ America Page 3 has: "California Matters" "The Revenue of California" and: "Close of the Convention & Signing of the Constitution" being fundamental reports on California becoming a state. Also: "Commerce of San Francisco, with all of the above taking a full column. Also on page 3 is: "Treaty With the Sandwich Islands" which would shortly result in the historic treaty of Dec. 20, 1849 which would formally create relations between Hawaii and the United States. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:14

$48.00
175555

GREAT SEAL of the State of CALIFORNIA Adopted 1849 Washington D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372786108091

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 1849 * Great Seal of California At the bottom of page 3 is an article with a small heading: "California Coat Of Arms" which describes this early version of the state seal (some alterations since). This was the very first seal of California, actually adopted by the Calif. Constitutional Convention shortly before it became a state. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends October 27, 2019 08:51

$66.00
175554

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Heading West Miners Mining 1849 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372786107811

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1849 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - miners Page 3 has a wealth of reporting from California including: "Important From California" which takes over a full column and deals with the efforts to create a constitution so they can join the Union. One paragraph begins: "A Bill of Rights precedes the Constitution, which, as adopted in committee of the whole, embraces 20 sections of the usual character of such provisions...". Also: "The Immigration Into California" gives the latest information, and: "Advice To California Emigrants" offers thoughts on the best way to get there. One item notes: "The best route, of course, is by way of Panama, if you can secur... See More  

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Ends October 27, 2019 08:51

$76.00
175423

MORMONS IN CALIFORNIA Samuel Brannan Settling San Joaquin River 1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392441631654

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 1847 * Samuel Brannan - American Settler * Mormons settling along San Joaquin River Page 3 has one-third of a column headed: "The Mormons" which is a very interesting report on the news of the Mormons in settling in the West. Mention of several being excommunicated, and that some had: "...commenced a settlement on the river San Joaquin, a large & beautiful stream emptying into the Bay of San Francisco..." with more. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends October 23, 2019 09:01

$56.00
175420

Best DOLLEY MADISON President James Wife & First Lady DEATH 1849 D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392441629722

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 14, 1849 * Death of Dolley Madison * First Lady of the United States * Best title to be had - rare as such The top of page 3 has a black-bordered report noting: "It is with saddened hearts that we announce to our readers the decease of Mrs. Madison, Widow of James Madison, Ex-President of the United States..." with particulars. Great to have this report in a newspaper from the nation's capital, where she died. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends October 23, 2019 09:00

$76.00
174966

Best WILLIAM H. HARRISON President Death Funeral 1841 Washington D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372749393867

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 9, 1841 * President William H. Harrison * Washington D.C. death - funeral All four pages has wide, black "mourning" rules around the perimeter for the death of President William Henry Harrison. Nearly half of page 2 is taken up with many "...evidences of public sentiment..." for the death of Harrison, containing many reports about his death. Page 3 begins with a very lengthy account headed: "The Funeral" which begins: "When, but four weeks since, it was our welcome task to lay before our readers a sketch of the joyous scenes which marked the inauguration of a beloved Chief Magistrate, how little did we--alas! how little did any one--anticipate that our columns ... See More  

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Ends September 26, 2019 12:03

$155.00
174847

JOHN C. FREMONT Fourth 4th Fatal Western Expedition Colorado Snow 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372742758659

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 29, 1849 * John C. Fremont * Fatal 4th expedition The top of the front page has a nicer account headed: "Col. Fremont--A Distressing Report" which is concerning his fateful fourth expedition in the West during which his party was caught in a snowstorm in Colorado causing loss of ten of his men & 130 of his pack mules. Near the end is; "...Later reports say that all of Col. Fremont's party perished except himself, and he is badly frostbitten." The ftpg. also has a brief, curious item: "A Yankee transported a couple of hogs to the 'diggins' in California to root for 'the precious ore', and obtained every night from six to eight ounces of gold from their snouts!" Four p... See More  

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Ends September 19, 2019 15:07

$49.00
174748

BEST President JAMES BUCHANAN Annual State of the Union Address 1857 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372739412420

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1857 * President James Buchanan * State of the Union Address * Best title to be had - rare a such A portion of the front page and most of page 2 are taken up with: "The President's Message" which was the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to the nation, signed in type at its conclusion: James Buchanan. Within the very lengthy address Buchanan address the major issues of the year both domestic & international. Not the least of the concerns is the situation in Kansas. One bit notes: "...Should she be admitted into the Union with a constitution either maintaining or abolishing slavery, against the sentiment of the people, this could have no other e... See More  

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Ends September 15, 2019 07:41

$245.00
174714

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Fever 49ers Head West Miners Mining 1848 Wash. DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392381499762

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848 * California Gold Rush * 49ers - mining - mine The front page has not one but three articles on the California Gold Rush including: "California Adventurers" beginning: "The 'stream of human life' is now setting as irresistibly towards California...The gold attraction is so strong that few are willing to lose the time necessary to go by water round the cape or by the overland route..." & more. Also: "The Gold Fever" has a letter beginning: "The gold fever, which is spreading like an epidemic through the whole country...The attempt to guard the public property from gold-hunters & squatters...might lead to very serious consequences..." and much more. And then: "Late... See More  

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Ends September 13, 2019 15:21

$72.00
173794

ABRAHAM LINCOLN & John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre 1863 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372696402149

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1863 * Abraham Lincoln attends Ford's Theatre (day of) * Actor John Wilkes Booth performs A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C. Near the top of the front page is a great article headed: "Ford's New Theatre" which includes in part: "...announced for performance to-night, with J. Wilkes Booth as Raphael...In his personification of the romantic young sculptor, Mr. Booth concentrates many of his best qualities as an artist. The part is exceedingly picturesque & engaging, but Mr. Booth, by his earnestness, his vigorous grasp of genius, & his fervor of style, invests it with an intere... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2019 14:23

$845.00
173154

Great BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG Yankees Victory 1863 Civil War Newspaper HISTORIC !!


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392302202882

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 7, 1863 * Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania * Most historic battle of the Civil War A great issue on the Battle of Gettysburg with most of the front page taken up with related reports, some quite detailed. Among the column heads are: "BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG" "Victorious News" "LEE DEFEATED" "Gen. Hill And Gen. Longstreet Wounded and Prisoners" "Lee's Pontoon Bridges Destroyed" "THE THREE DAYS' BATTLES" "Unofficial Details" "The Enemy Defeated, and His Dead and Wounded Left on the Field". The text is lengthy & very detailed, carrying over to page 4. Page 2 has some additional reporting with a column headed: "The Battle of Friday", and page 3 has a nice editorial headed:... See More  

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Ends June 23, 2019 07:29

$675.00
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