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657390

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #657390

July 29, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1848 



* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career



This newspaper contains on page 2  reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of votes concerning establishing territorial governments in Oregon, California, and New Mexico. Within the "Yea" lists on two votes is "Lincoln"... See More  

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670738

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

Item #670738

September 23, 1848

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1848  Page 3 begins with a lengthy article: "California" which begins: "A gold fever rages in California. The whole population have left off tilling the soil, and are engaged in searching for gold amid the sands which border the Feather River..." with much more, including a nice letter detailing how the mining happens, the dra... See More  

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648547

Two terrific letters from the early days of the California Gold Rush...

Item #648547

September 28, 1848

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1848 



* California gold rush 

* Early - pre-49ers




Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush. It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with some rich ... See More  

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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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633536

Early report on the 1849 Gold Rush of California...

Item #633536

October 14, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1848 



* California Gold Rush



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... See More  

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670665

Mormon Temple in ruins... Slavery in California?

Item #670665

October 28, 1848

BURRITT'S CHRISTIAN CITIZEN, Worcester, Mass., Oct. 28, 1848   Page 3 has a brief report: "The Mormon Temple In Ruins" mentioning in part: "This magnificent temple was observed to be on fire in the cupola this morning...The flames spread rapidly and the building was totally consumed...The fire is supposed to be the work of an incendiary."

This is followed by: &qu... 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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636164

Considerable reporting on the California Gold Rush...

Item #636164

December 05, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




A terrific & early issue on the California Gold Rush as nearly half of the front page has great gold-related content, items headed: "The Gold Region Of California", plus a letter datelined from "Monterrey, California, July 31, 1848; a "Proclamation" from... 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  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 California and the discovery of gold, including: "...vast mineral wealth recently developed.... See More  

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$146.00
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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639193

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 lai... 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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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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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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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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651320

Great content from the early period of the California Gold Rush...

Item #651320

January 10, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




The ftpg. has: "Gold Region" noting in part: "...such astonishing news from California that they dare not publish it. If published the marvelous tale as to the length & breadth of the Gold Region would not be credited...Col. Fremont...acquainted with the existence of extensive '... 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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651327

The California Gold Rush...

Item #651327

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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651326

News from the California Gold Rush...

Item #651326

January 13, 1849

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Jan. 13, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers



Page 2 has an article: "From California" which includes: "...the price of gold dust in the 'diggins' had  fallen to six  dollars an ounce, being less than one third its real value at the U.S. Mint...There was much suffering at the mines & even apprehensions of famine in c... 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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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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630341

Gold...

Item #630341

April 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849  Page three carries "Gold" "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 a rock in the Dutch island of Aruba..."

The front page has ... 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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594702

1849 Gold Rush Era...

News from California... preserving newspapers...

Item #594702

May 02, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, May 2, 1849



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

* The historical significance of newspapers




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, "California Beaten" and "Emigration to California", as does page 1, ... 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
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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 (see hyperlink) 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; "Th... See More  

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656233

Nice content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #656233

June 09, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1849  Among the articles on the Gold Rush and Westward Expansion are: "The Travel Over The Western Plains" "From San Francisco" "Virginia Gold Mines" and two articles covering the Washington Monument. Also an interesting item on New York's Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, among the most renowned cemeteries in t... See More  

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594092

The Gold Rush... Death of President Polk...

Item #594092

June 21, 1849

THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., June 21, 1849 



* California gold rush 

* James K. Polk death
 



Page 3 has: "California News" which has some comments concerning the Gold Rush, followed by: "Death of Ex-President Polk" (see photos). Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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664684

California Gold Rush-theme print on the front page...

Item #664684

June 25, 1849

NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Louisiana, June 25, 1849 



* Rare & early gold rush print



A very unusual issue as the top of the front page features a nice illustration with a California Gold Rush theme, headed: "The California Porter And the U.S. Naval Officer" with a caption which relates the story from the beach at San Francisco. Prints in newspapers from 1849 relating to the ... See More  

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662641

Describing the cities of the gold rush...

Item #662641

July 06, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has most of a column headed: "California" with some great text describing San Francisco and Benecia at that time. Also some talk of Napa and Sonoma. A great article with fine descriptive text on the principal cities of the gold rush.

Four pages, very nice con... See More  

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619802

Relating to the California Gold Rush...

Item #619802

July 09, 1849

NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Louisiana, July 9, 1849 



* California gold rush

* Rare Antebellum title




The front page has a short report: "From the Pacific" which references the gold from California (see). Items inside include several reports on the celebration of the 4th of July; "The Texian Expedition to the Wicheta Hills" which concerns the Gold Rush; "Our City&q... See More  

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630349

Ship Pacific sued... Salem, Massachusetts...

Item #630349

July 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849  The third page carries a report "Ship Pacific" in which the ship had received monies to in advance to take passages to California for $300 with a limit of fifty passengers, but had sold to seventy-five without having proper state room space and were taken to court.

The back page carries "Salem, Massachusetts" in whi... See More  

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662640

California gold...

Item #662640

July 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,July 11, 1849  Page 3 has a relatively short article: "California Gold" noting in part: "...that the amount of the precious metal from the 'diggings' already deposited at the Mint for coinage is within a small fraction of two millions of dollars...". and more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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207024

San Diego as described in 1849...

Item #207024

July 13, 1849

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 13, 1849 Page 2 contains an interesting article headed: "San Diego, California" which gives one of the earliest descriptions of this now-famous and now-large city to be found in print anywhere. See the photos below for the full text which describes what was then a quite small village which was: "...a collection of one story adobe hovels & the filth ... See More  

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662638

How to administer recently won California and New Mexico...

Item #662638

July 13, 1849

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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639165

Death of Dolly Madison... Ladies of the Gold Rush...

Item #639165

July 14, 1849

NEWARK DAILY ADVERTISER, New Jersey, July 14, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Dolly Madison death




The bottom of pg. 2 has an item beginning: "The death of Mrs. Madison is at length realized. She died at her residence in Washington about 10 o'clock on Thursday..." with more detail (see). Also on pg. 2: "What the Ladies Do In California" is part of a letter... See More  

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662639

New lifestyle for ladies in California...

Item #662639

July 16, 1849

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.... See More  

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657385

Great letter of emigrants heading to California... Funeral of Dolly Madison...

Item #657385

July 17, 1849

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.... See More  

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$93.00
657383

Heading to the gold fields... Slave ship captured...

Item #657383

July 25, 1849

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 bo... See More  

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$34.00
620592

Group of five news-worthy issues from 1849...

Item #620592

July 26, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a lot of 5 issues from 1849. Although I find no Gold Rush content, there are articles of interesting from the period such as Indian reports, etc. Not "generic" issues but issues with content yet not worthy of individual sale.

Four pages each, nice condition.

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$29.00
657381

Much on the situation in California, including the gold diggings...

Item #657381

July 30, 1849

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 wo... See More  

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$58.00
651330

News from the Gold Rush... Colonel Jefferson Davis...

Item #651330

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 



* Rare pre-Civil War title

* California gold rush




An uncommon title, and the volume 1, number 5 issue. Near the top of the ftpg. is: "From California" with a San Francisco dateline, & including: "The anchorage is crowded with vessels & more arriving daily...Provision & clothing are abundant & cheap...People... See More  

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657380

Events in California...

Item #657380

August 01, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 1849  Page 3 has: "California Items" which includes reports concerning problems with the Indians, and also an: "Affray at Stockton" between an "American" and a "celebrated Indian chief" with details. Also: "Gold Coining" and other items.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$28.00
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