Gold Rush Era

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670739

The "fever" for California gold has begun...

Item #670739

September 30, 1848

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has a nice report headed: "The Gold Region" with bits including: "...accounts heretofore received of he existence of gold on the borders of various rivers in California and the made excitement that prevails in all that region to share in the spoils...sailors, prin... See More  

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665823

Early report on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #665823

October 14, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1848 The top of pg. 3 has a column head: "The California Gold Region" which has near the beginning: "The accounts which have reached the United States concerning the auriferous region of country on the Sacramento...induced hundreds, we might say thousands, of our citizens to turn their eyes in that direction..." with more on th... See More  

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587282

From California... Indian treaty sales millions of acreage...

Item #587282

November 04, 1848

NEW-YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, November 4, 1848  The back page is an article "From California - Counter Revolution at Mazatlan" which mentions the increase of excitement of the gold rush. Also within the article is the counter-revolution at Mazatlan and the escape of the rebellion leader.



Another article is "Important Indian Treaty - Four Millions of Acres Acquired" whic... See More  

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665640

People deserting to follow the trail to the gold fields...

Item #665640

November 04, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1848  The front page has news on the Gold Rush headed: "From California", beginning: "In Upper California the gold excitement is on the increase..." with more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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665833

The California Gold Rush...

Item #665833

December 02, 1848

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 botto... See More  

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680590

The California Gold Rush...

Item #680590

December 02, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848  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 t... See More  

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673979

Gold Rush of 1849, in an 1848 newspaper...

Item #673979

December 05, 1848

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 5, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




California Gold Rush reports from 1848 are rather rare but we've found some through the years, such as this one.

A bottom corner of the front page has: "Gold Mines of California" noting: "These mines are represented as very productive & of immense value...making rapi... See More  

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668297

The President addresses the discovery of gold in California...

Item #668297

December 07, 1848

ROCHESTER DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Dec.7, 1848 



* President James K. Polk

* State of the Union Address

* Discovery of gold in California




All of the front page & most of page 2 are taken up with the "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE!" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: James K. Polk.

Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space to ... See More  

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673119

'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #673119

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 



* Gold discovered in California

* Official government report

* Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners




Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.

Although there w... See More  

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679724

Great letter on the rush to the gold fields of California...

Item #679724

December 08, 1848

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 8, 1848 



* California gold rush letter

* Early - pre-49ers




The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many p... See More  

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679450

Chasing after California gold in 1848...

Item #679450

December 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 



* California gold rush fever



The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More  

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665831

Nice issue on chasing after the gold in California...

Item #665831

December 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848  The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the precious metals (which are said to be as p... See More  

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665830

Great, early California Gold Rush report...

Item #665830

December 12, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848 



* California gold rush fever



The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primary a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848".

A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still continue--every day b... See More  

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682232

Detailed report on the gold from California...

Item #682232

December 14, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 1848  Page 3 contains nearly a full column headed: "The California Gold Specimens" which is an early report on the 1849 Gold Rush. Included is a letter from the director of the U.S. Mint concerning the quality of gold received from California.

Also on pg. 3: "The Proposed Panama Railroad" which admits: "...the necess... See More  

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680902

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

Item #680902

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 lai... See More  

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603849

Early report on the California Gold Rush...

Item #603849

December 16, 1848

BOSTON MUSEUM, Dec. 16, 1848  Page 4 has: "California Gold" which includes: "All of our brethren are having their say about the California gold discoveries...But California, nor any other unsettled country, should not be peopled by fortune hunters. The wilderness wants practical men, not visionary drones...The mining fever is raging here as well as elsewhere...one of our citize... See More  

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665827

Early reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #665827

December 19, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 1848  The back page has some nice, early Gold Rush content with the top of a column headed: "From California" containing several reports, one noting: "...The attention of the whole population is entirely devoted to the gold region...Much sickness prevails & many die...but the truth is, they are so entirely absorbed by the m... See More  

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665641

Beware of the infatuation for gold...

Item #665641

December 21, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848  Page 3 has an article: "Gold" which includes: "...all that has been reported of the gold regions of California to be true...rather a misfortune than a source of congratulation. Visions of golden sands...are filling...the minds of thousands, & if the epidemic continues we may expect to find them soon abandoning the plo... See More  

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656573

Great, early content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #656573

December 23, 1848

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 ... See More  

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681279

Great, early content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #681279

December 23, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848  The front page has several items 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 overla... See More  

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649225

Gold Rush era...

Item #649225
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849  Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual dates... See More  

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200048

Gold Rush era...

Item #200048
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1849   Although this issue does not have specific gold rush content, it is a great “period” item with 1849 in the dateline. The issue contains many ads related to California and westward expansion, including several that have small wood-cut prints. The images shown are representative of the condition and format of the issue you will receive, but actual... See More  

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686901

California and gold...

Item #686901

January 05, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 5, 1849  The top of the back page has: "The Gold In California" which includes 3 items, two from the Phila. Mint of the U.S.

Pages 3 & 4 have: "Letter From the Department of State Concerning California" takes a full column & is signed in type: James Buchanan (Sec. of State at the time) with a focus on annexing Calif. ... See More  

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686902

Terrific report on the gold in California...

Item #686902

January 06, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 1849  Over two columns on page 2 are taken up with an excellent and very detailed letter headed: "Diluvial Gold Deposits of California". It begins: "The excitement of the public mind, growing out of the discovery of native gold in the diluvial deposits of California, will, I trust, furnish an apology for the present communicatio... See More  

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651346

Taking a new route to the California gold fields...

Item #651346

January 06, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 6, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has: "California Items" which mentions a group  of 20 soon to head there: "...mostly young men of spirit & enterprise...have adopted rules prohibiting gambling, drinking, the use of cards...". Also reports of other groups planning to head there, one taking a new rout... See More  

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645515

Much concerning the California Gold Rush of 1849...

Item #645515

January 11, 1849

THE AGE, Augusta, Maine, Jan. 11, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers



Page 2 has: "For California" concerning the creation of a stock company "...for the purpose of proceeding to California...Each member, on joining the company, is to pay $500 which will entitle him to an equal share with the others in the profits & income...".  Also: "California Gold-... See More  

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685728

The California Gold Rush...

Item #685728

January 12, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 12, 1849 (misdated as Jan. 11)



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has several nice reports from the California Gold Rush under the heading: "California Items", including: "...The gold fever at Charlestown, Va., has begot a scheme for a company of 50 to go to California at $250 each, which 25 most useful and respectable citizens ... See More  

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669903

Emigrants from England to Australia...

Item #669903

January 20, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 20, 1849  The front page shows: "The Islington New Market". Inside has 4 prints on the: "Gold Mine In Brazil".

Perhaps the best prints are the five showing: "Scenes On Board an Australian Emigrant Ship" with related text, all taking two pages.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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686923

Gold, gold, gold...

Item #686923

January 22, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 1849  Page 4 has one & one-third columns taken up with reports concerning the gold situation in California. Under the heading: "Interesting--California Gold" are several letters from military officers, the first beginning: "The digging and washing for gold continue to increase on the Sacramento placer...". Anothe... See More  

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686928

On the California gold... Kit Carson to lead an overland excursion...

Item #686928

January 29, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 1849  

The front page has nearly two columns taken up with a detailed article: "Gold Hunting In California, in the Sixteenth Century".

Page 7 has most of a column headed: "California Items" with a lengthy list of reports concerning ships heading for the gold fields, etc. One bit mentions: "The celebrated Kit Carson,... See More  

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670926

Much on the California gold rush...

Item #670926

February 03, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1849  The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Mode Of Extracting Gold From the Ore"  being a timely article given the recent discovery of gold in Calif. But the article begins with: "...The metallic grains found in the sands of rivers in California do not require to be subjected to a metallurgic process."

Page 3 begins wit... See More  

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668282

Reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #668282

February 07, 1849

ILLINOIS JOURNAL, Springfield, Feb. 7, 1849  Page 3 has two articles concerning the California Gold Rush.

"California Items" is mostly concerning the passengers at Chagres, Panama, mid-way on their journey to California. Also: "...that Lt. Frisby...has written to his family that he has accumulated $200,000 worth of gold dust...". And: "Distress In the Gold Region&quo... See More  

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599632

A city of gold...

Item #599632

February 10, 1849

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, February 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



Page 3 has a report headed: "A Golden Joke" which focuses on a letter from San Francisco which includes in part: "After a journey of several thousand miles, during which we have suffered more than I was formerly led to believe human beings could endure, we have at last arrived on the borders of the... See More  

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663242

Gold Rush report in a South Carolina newspaper...

Item #663242

February 20, 1849

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 20, 1849  Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "The War the Gold is Gathered", mostly taken up with a letter datelined at San Francisco, Dec. 25, 1848. It is prefaced with a note: "...letter from the Gold Region...gives rather a gloomy view of the state of a... See More  

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664221

Gold Rush items in a South Carolina newspaper...

Item #664221

February 21, 1849

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 21, 1849



* Rare antebellum publication

* California Gold Rush report




Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "California" which questions the consequences of the "gold excitement" and people & goods heading west. Another brief article: "Californ... See More  

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686936

How to manage the land gained in the Mexican War... Taylor's inauguration...

Item #686936

March 01, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1849  Half of the front page, all of page 2 and much of page 3 are taken up with an interesting discussion in the Senate on: "The New Territories" which were gained in the treaty ending the war with Mexico, including New Mexico and California.

The back page has half a column giving the "Order of Procession" of: &quo... See More  

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670927

How gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill...

Item #670927

March 17, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 17, 1849 



* 1st discovery of gold in California account

* Sutter's Mill & James W. Marshall






Page 3 has a great article headed: "Interesting Account Of How the Gold Was Discovered in California". This is an interesting article, prefaced with: "...We extract the account they received from Capt. Sutter, the owner of the m... See More  

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686957

The Mormons' new home... Gold in California...

Item #686957

March 22, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849  



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American continent...to follow after a new Jerusalem ... See More  

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671007

Latest information from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671007

March 24, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 24, 1849  Page 3 has: "The Gold Region" with the latest from the California gold rush. A few bits include: "...Emigrants were flocking in by the thousands...by next August 1200,000 persons would have entered California...almost every one not engaged in gold digging was preparing to go to the mines in the Spring...At San Francisco real ... See More  

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656384

Col. Fremont's disastrous fourth expedition...

Item #656384

March 29, 1849

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 ... See More  

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597030

Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #597030

March 31, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, March 31, 1849  A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a wealth of ads as well. 

Page 2 has:... See More  

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679228

1849 gold rush...

Item #679228

April 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page three has "Gold" which begins: "We notice that many person doubt the reports of finding lumps, or pieces of pure gold, in California, of several pounds weight. We are assured... a lump of pure gold weighing thirty-two pounds, was discovered in a vein or seam of... See More  

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686975

The latest from California & the gold region...

Item #686975

April 13, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 13, 1849  The front page has nearly a full column taken up with: "Californianism In The West" which is a fine account of a trip across the Plains to California. One bit mentions: "...a thousand wagons spreading out from Independence & St. Joseph on the road towards Fort Laramie with some three or four thousand emigrants.... See More  

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648503

Early from the capital of Florida... The Gold Rush in California...

Item #648503

April 14, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, April 14, 1849 



* Early California gold rush report

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




Page 3 has: "Interesting From California" which takes over a full column with various news items from the gold region. Some bits include: "...The whole of Lower California was deserted by the men who had gone North to the placer. When Mr. ... See More  

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594700

1849 Gold Rush Era...

Sandwhich Islands... News from the gold mines...

Item #594700

April 18, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, April 18, 1849



* Gold Rush era original... with gold rush content



This Vermont newspaper has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day.  Page 3 has coverage related to the gold rush era, "Direct From The Gold Mines" and "Authentic From San Francisco" (see images). Page one has an update in the mi... See More  

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675721

Several items on the California Gold Rush of 1849...

Item #675721

April 25, 1849

DAILY HERALD, Newburyport, Massachusetts, April 25, 1849  This issue has many reports concerning the Gold Rush of 1849, with the front page beginning with a quite detailed letter which is prefaced with: "From Mexico" "...the following letter...who went out to California in command of a company of adventurers, taking the Mexican route...his narrative contains much interesting an... See More  

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686985

John James Audubon... The Comanche Indians... The California Gold Rush...

Item #686985

May 02, 1849

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



* John James Audubon

* American ornithologist




Page 3 has a report beginning: "Col. Webb, commander of a large California expedition...They give quite a gloomy account of their adventures. Mr. Audubon remained behind, and had determined to prosecute his journey towards California with a party..." with more.

Also on ... See More  

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215386

Henry W. Longfellow Poem 1849....

Item #215386

May 04, 1849

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Mass., May 4, 1849.



* Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

* Front Page Poem
 
The front page has a poem: Resignation. By Henry W. Longfellow. News of the day includes: "Kentucky Emancipation Convention" "Cholera at New Orleans" "California Emigrants" and much more. Interesting advertisements as well. First leaf is trimmed close at t
... See More  

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613320

On the Astor Place Riot...

Item #613320

May 15, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 15, 1849 



* Astor Opera House

* The Tragedy of Macbeth




Page 3 has a follow-up report on the Astor Place Riot  headed: "The Late Riots at New York" and "The Events of Thursday Night", the report taking 1 1/2 columns and carrying over to take most of the back page.

The back page has a small report; "The Gold Dol... See More  

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686992

California Gold... The Mormon Temple... Astor Place Riot...

Item #686992

May 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 16, 1849  The front page has two columns taken up with the reports from various newspapers on the Astor Place Riot which resulted in nearly 30 deaths.

Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Later From California" with reports from the on-going gold rush. Also: "Mexico--California". 

Another article is headed: "Na... See More  

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