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702880

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

Item #702880

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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686978

Much on the California gold...

Item #686978

April 18, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 18, 1849  Most of the front page is taken up with the: "Speech of Mr. Palfrey On the Bill Creating a Territorial Government for Upper California" in the House of Rep.

Page 2 has: "Advice to California Emigrants" which has some fine content. Also on page 2 is: "Letters From Panama" taking over 2 columns with r... 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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686979

California is not all it's cracked up to be...

Item #686979

April 19, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 19, 1849  



* California gold rush

* Hardships for 49ers




Page 3 has: "Return of Californians" which has two accounts, one beginning: "It is just beginning to be discovered that this going to California is not the holyday business it is generally represented to be...".

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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686980

Much on the California Gold Rush...

Item #686980

April 21, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 21, 1849  Page 2 has most of a column taken up with: "The Emigration to California" and: "The California Fever" and: "Government Expeditions to California" and: "More Overland California Companies". This is followed by most of a column headed: "The Mexican Route to California".

Then page 3... 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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686981

The Bay of San Francisco, and the California gold...

Item #686981

April 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 25, 1849  Page 2 has nearly a full column on: "Bay of San Francisco & Dependent Country".

Page 3 has: "Overland Journey to California" "More California Gold" "Photography In A New Form" and: "A New California Enterprise".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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686982

A British view of the California Gold Rush...

Item #686982

April 27, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1849  Beginning on the front page is a nearly 1 1/2 column article: "An Englishman's Views o the Gold Mines of California" which has great content.

This is followed (on page 2) with: "Portable Diet For the Gold Diggers" with some practical advice. Page 3 has: "From San Francisco" with gold-related rep... 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
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686987

On emancipation in Kentucky, and the gold in California...

Item #686987

May 05, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 5, 1849  The top of page 3 has: "Emancipation In Kentucky" which has a report from the Convention of the Friends of Emancipation. This is followed by: "Late From California" which has half a column of reports concerning events related to the gold rush.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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686988

1849 Jenny Lind... opera singer...

Item #686988

May 09, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 9, 1849  Over half of the front page is taken up with a lengthy: "Speech of Mr. J. G. Chapman Upon the Bill to Establish a Territorial Government in California..." in the House of Representatives.

Page 3 has: "Jenny Lind's Rumored Marriage", known as the "Swedish Nightingale", the singing sensation of the da... 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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686993

The California Gold Rush... The Astor Place Riot...

Item #686993

May 17, 1849

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



* Astor Place Opera House riot

* California gold rush - 49ers




Page 3 also has: "Three Weeks Later From California" which reports on the Gold Rush, and page 2 has a terrific article: "Commercial Importance of California" which takes nearly 2 1/2 columns.

Also inside: "The New York Riots" which r... See More  

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689184

Fine content from the California gold fields...

Item #689184

May 30, 1849

THE DOLLAR NEWSPAPER, Philadelphia, May 30, 1849  Page 2 has an article headed: "California Gold - Very Late From California" which includes a letter noting in part: "The poorest man in this place can show from  $500 to $1500 in gold dust that he has gathered by his own hand in a month or so...No one with the least labor fines less than $15 to $20 per day..." and more... See More  

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680495

The California Gold Rush...

Item #680495

June 02, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 2, 1849  The front page has a print of: "Joseph, Baron De Jellachich, Ban of the Croats".

But the better content is on page 3 with almost half of a page 3 column headed: "California" with some fine content on the early period of the Gold Rush, including a letter datelined from "Suter's (sic) Fort, Upper California".

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686999

California gold, and diamonds & emeralds as well...

Item #686999

June 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 2, 1849  Page 3 has: "The Last News From California" which includes in part: "...Wonderful country! Gold there is not only getting plentier than ever it was before, but now even diamonds & emeralds are to be had for the picking up!..." with more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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690280

Nice content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #690280

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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687003

People are abandoning their plans to venture to California...

Item #687003

June 14, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 14, 1849  Page 3 has: "The California Line of March" which is a letter from Fort Kearny, Nebraska Territory. It is prefaced with: "Evidence still comes to hand, almost daily, of the dissatisfaction of large numbers of the California adventurers on the Plains & of the determination of many of them to abandon their exhausti... See More  

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687005

Early "Postscript" notice of the death of President Polk... Great content on the Gold Rush.... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #687005

June 19, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849  The most notable report is the black-bordered "Postscript" at the upper right of page 3 which is headed: "Death Of Ex-President Polk" with the brief report noting: "...announcing; the melancholy news of the decease of Ex-President Polk at Nashville..." with a bit more.

We have never had an earlier re... See More  

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687006

Death of President James K. Polk... More on the Gold Rush...

Item #687006

June 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1849  Several column heads as well as the masthead dateline are black-bordered for the death of former President James K. Polk. Page 3 has three-quarters of a column taken up with various reports concerning his death and the funeral.

The back page has: "Overland Emigration To California" as well as: "Further From Califor... 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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687008

Great on the California Gold Rush...

Item #687008

June 22, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1849  Page 2 has a very descriptive article: "The Bay of San Francisco" which is fine reading concerning the effects of the Gold Rush on the region.

Page 3 has: "Gold Digging In California" which is a great letter to those back East urging them not to venture West in search of their fortune.

Also on page 3: "C... See More  

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687009

A different look at the California Gold Rush...

Item #687009

June 23, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849  Page 3 has: "Men and Business In California" which takes a more economic and business-focused look at the situation in California as a result of the rush for gold.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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673988

Death of President Polk, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #673988

June 23, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849 



* James K. Polk death

* Best title to be had ?




All columns on all 4 pages are black-bordered for the report which appears on pg. 3 headed: "Death of Ex-President Polk...". Page 3 also has a letter "From California" concerning the Gold Rush & the success--or lack of it--among many there.

Always nice to have a Pre... See More  

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687011

Mormons are settling at the Great Salt Lake... Wonderful letter on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #687011

June 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Page 2 has 1 1/3 columns taken up with great content headed: "Affairs In California" which is prefaced with: "The following letter from Col. Stevenson to a friend in New York contains a very interesting statement of the cond... See More  

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680496

The California Gold Rush... Early print of James K. Polk...

Item #680496

June 30, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 30, 1849  The front page has a print of: "Louis Kossuth", the President of Hungary, with related text.

But the better content is on page 2 with almost a full column headed: "California" with some fine content on the early period of the Gold Rush, including at least two letters. The photos do not show the full report.

Page 2 has a... See More  

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668185

President Zachary Taylor proclaims a day for prayer... Virginia gold...

Item #668185

July 04, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 4, 1849  Page 3 has a report headed: "Virginia Gold" as well as: "A Recommendation by the President of the United States" for a special day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer to be celebrated the first Friday in August, signed in type: Z. Taylor.

Four pages, minor tears at the margins, good condition.... 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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674543

Ship Pacific sued... Polk's funeral...

Item #674543

July 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849  Page 3 has a report "Ship Pacific" concerning a law suit for an over-sold ship to California. Also pg. 2 has a report on the: "Funeral Ceremonies" for President James K. Polk.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, minor foxing, good condition.

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698327

California gold...

Item #698327

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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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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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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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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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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688549

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

Item #688549

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 



* Uncommon publication

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




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 abundan... 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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657379

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

Item #657379

August 02, 1849

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



* California gold rush



Close to half of page 2 is taken up with various information concerning California, some of it political. It begins with a: "Proclamation by Gen. Riley" noting: "...that a portion of these forces should be employed in maintaining order in the gold districts...".

Page 3 has: Califor... See More  

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692465

Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #692465

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849  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... See More  

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668186

The tribulations of those heading west...

Item #668186

August 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 1849 



* Wagon trains heading West

* California gold rush era




Page 3 has a terrific report headed: "From the Western Plains" which provides a sense of the romance, at least in hindsight, of the wagon trains heading west.

But the truth was much more dangerous. A few bits include: "...advices from the Plains have been... See More  

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657349

Hardships on the way to California...

Item #657349

August 09, 1849

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 Californi... See More  

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696645

Latest news from the Gold Rush...

Item #696645

August 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has a variety of reports under: "From California" which has the latest reports concerning the Gold Rush, a few bits noting: "...Gold is plenty, large quantities being brought every day from the placers...The quantity was thought inexhaustible...The healt... See More  

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657346

Pestilence on the Plains...

Item #657346

August 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 11, 1849  Page 3 has: "Sickness On The Plains" which concerning: "...the ravages of the cholera among the Buffalo emigrants to California..." and there is also a letter datelined: "Camp Buffalo, at Fort Laramie, June 26, 1849".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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692466

Terrific news items from the Gold Rush

Item #692466

August 14, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "California Matters" which takes over a full column with a wide variety of reports. Included is: "...an outline of the measures to be submitted to the Convention for framing a State Government..." which lists eleven items. Then there is nearly a full column with a great wealth of reports ... See More  

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697382

California Gold Rush. amd it's growing population...

Item #697382

August 15, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 15, 1849  Page 3 has an interesting article: "Population Of California" noting that the entire "country" has about 60,000 people, broken down by country of origin. It also notes: "...Of the population already in the country, it is supposed that one-half...are engaged in various business pursuits, and the other half ... See More  

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671002

Latest from the California Gold Rush... Lake Pontchartrain...

Item #671002

September 01, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...gold is to be obtained only by hard labor, in large quantities. I saw a number who came from the 'diggins' with from two to three thousand dollars and a ruined constitution from exposure and an unhealthy climate. Labor is uncommonly high...Sailors ... See More  

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600790

No ethics at the California gold fields...

Item #600790

September 01, 1849

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York, Sept. 1, 1849  Page 3 has: "State of Society in California" is an interesting article on the loss of ethics upon arrival at the gold fields (see).

Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.

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663511

The dancing ghosts... A Chippewa legend...

Item #663511

September 11, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, September 11, 1849  Page three has the interesting Chippewa legend, "The Dancing Ghosts", which centers on their response to the Northern Lights phenomenon. The issue also contains much on the issue of slavery and Native Americans, as well as reports related to Westward Expansion.

Complete in four pages,with much political reporting, news of the ... See More  

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657711

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

Item #657711

September 17, 1849

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



* California gold rush hardships



Page 3 has: "Items From California and Panama" which begins with a discouraging report: "Nearly all the American passengers by the Empire City are returning from the mines, disgusted with the life of extreme toil & hardship which must be endured there..." and continue... See More  

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688752

Reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #688752

September 19, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 19, 1849  This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day.  Page 3 has several reports from the gold rush region headed: "Latest From California". Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian tribes including Oregon, Choctaws, Ch... See More  

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