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657710

California items... Fight with Apache Indians...

Item #657710

September 21, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 1849  Page 3 has nearly half a column headed: "California Items" which primarily discusses the cost of items and the troubles in maintaining commerce in California.

Page 2 also has; "Latest From Santa Fe" which includes a letter from Los Vegas, N.M. detailing a fight between US. troops and a party of Apache Indians... See More  

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651332

The rush for California...

Item #651332

September 29, 1849

NEW YORK  COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Sept. 29, 1849  Page 2 has a brief article headed: "The Rush For California" which reports on the quick sale of tickets for boats to California with some price scalping as well. It ends: "...New England is about to suffer a second depletion of her people for the shores of California."

Four pages, large folio size, good condition. Fold... See More  

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688311

1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt... slave ad...

Item #688311

September 29, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 1849 



* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper




The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

Four pages, dark stain along the top, blank margin (se... See More  

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668211

Trouble with the Indians near Santa Fe...

Item #668211

October 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1849 Page 3 has some early reports headed: "From Santa Fe" which includes in part: "...reports trade at Santa Fe generally dull. Two Americans were murdered by the Apache  Indians...about 200 miles this side of Santa Fe Mr. Brown was attacked by a party of 40 Arapahoes...A band of Cheyenne Indians...surrounded and burnt Be... See More  

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668212

Planning to be a part of the California Gold Rush...

Item #668212

October 04, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has: "California Items" which has various news items which relate to the California Gold Rush. Much concerning transportation plans for the West.

Page 2 has: "The Astor Place Rioters".

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

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657708

Details on those heading to the California gold regions...

Item #657708

October 05, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has half a column headed: "The California Emigration" which begins: "The emigration to California from the Atlantic States is still going on steadily...In some places new associations are forming for the gold regions..." with more. Included is a nice... See More  

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680498

The California Gold Rush...

Item #680498

October 06, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 6, 1849  Page 3 has about half a column headed: "The Gold Region - Life In California" which offers some interesting content.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with mild fold & margin wear. Generally good. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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668217

Wealth of fine content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #668217

October 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 1849  Page 3 has over a full column of reports from California, mostly focused on the Gold Rush. Subheads include: "Placer Intelligence" "A Trinity River Expedition" "Successful Gold Diggings" with details; "The Mines" "Improvements at San Francisco" and more.

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657707

Great reports from the California gold region...

Item #657707

October 12, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1849  Page 2 begins with: "Scenes In The Pacific" which reports on the arrival of Captain Fremont at Monterey, California in 1846.

Page 2 has over half a column headed: "The California Mines" which has many accounts of how much gold is being discovered--fine reading. Then a nice article headed; "Botanical Treas... See More  

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657704

Terrific & lengthy account from the California gold regions...

Item #657704

October 20, 1849

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 ... See More  

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587076

Gold discovered in Texas... Indian troubles...

Item #587076

October 29, 1849

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1849



* Texas gold discovery - Gila River



The front page has over 2 columns on: "Kentucky Constitutional Convention". Page 2 has; "Gold On The Gila" which notes: "...arrived at the Gila river...appearances indicate that gold is as plentiful in that region as it is described to be on the Sacramento..." with more (see). The back page has: ... See More  

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692773

Minting California gold coins...

Item #692773

November 10, 1849

OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, November 10, 1849 



* California gold rush



The back page has: "California Facts" which includes: "...Within a few days gold coins of the value of ten dollars made from the California metal have been issued by Messrs. Moffatt and Co...and by Messrs. Wright & Co...of San Francisco. They are very similar in appearance and also strongly resemble the ... See More  

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657697

Terrific reports from California, and the gold fields...

Item #657697

November 13, 1849

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 Constitut... See More  

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657700

California works on its Constitution... Col. Fremont and his trip to California...

Item #657700

November 15, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1849  Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "the California Convention" which has much reporting on the efforts towards creating a state constitution so California can join the Union.

Also on pg. 2: "Personal News From California" is a great & very detailed letter explaining a trip to California, led by C... See More  

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668227

Thoughts on the lust for gold...

Item #668227

November 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "The Love Of Gold" which is from London, & reflects upon the moral issues of the chase for gold. Bits include: "...in its lust of gold, most pitiful, most mean...As a stimulus to this modern ice the discovery of California threatens to be disastrous to the higher morality of society...we s... See More  

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657633

Discouraging report from the California gold diggings...

Item #657633

November 19, 1849

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...Bo... See More  

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668228

Letters from California...

Item #668228

November 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "Nantucket Californians" which includes excerpts of letters from California, in part: "...I am not exactly sorry that I am here, but I wouldn't advise any of my friends to come...Some people must have given you very erroneous accounts from the diggings. The whole country is a barren place.... See More  

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657631

Getting the mail to the California gold diggers...

Item #657631

November 23, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 23, 1849  Page 3 has a lengthy report: "California Correspondence" which is primarily a report on the delivery of mail to California, mostly taken up with a letter from the Postmaster General. This is followed by: "The Revenue at San Francisco".

Four pages, very nice condition.

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657630

Potential gold diggers change their minds... Hebrew Benevolent Society...

Item #657630

November 24, 1849

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 passenger... See More  

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657629

Number of California gold diggers...

Item #657629

November 28, 1849

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 ... See More  

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657628

Dismal report from the gold miners...

Item #657628

December 07, 1849

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 wit... See More  

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657627

California has a Constitution... News from the gold fields...

Item #657627

December 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1849  Page 3 has: "Late From California" which begins with a very historic report: "The constitution for the State of California has been adopted and published. The reports from the gold region continue to be encouraging. The health of the miners was generally good...The estimate of the number of persons at the mines runs ... See More  

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678561

Working towards a constitution for California... All is not good in California...

Item #678561

December 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 10, 1849



* Monterey Convention

* California Statehood ?




 Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having to do with the constitutional convention as they work towards statehood. Included as well: "To The People of California" and: "Proclamation To the People of California". ... See More  

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657625

California works towards statehood... Formalizing relations with Hawaii...

Item #657625

December 11, 1849

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... See More  

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697231

Difficulties in getting to the California gold fields...

Item #697231

December 12, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1849  Page 3 has a great half column report: "From California" concerning the on-going Gold Rush. It has two letters, the first from "Camp on St. Mary's River" which details the travails of the overland route to Calif. with some interesting detail. It ends saying: "...From my experience I would not advise no... See More  

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657624

Creating the first state seal for California...

Item #657624

December 14, 1849

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 becam... See More  

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680499

The California Gold Rush...

Item #680499

December 15, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 15, 1849  Page 3 has over half a column headed: "From California" which offers some interesting content and also includes a report headed: "Constitution of California".

The front page has a print of; "The Faithful Nurse" with an article concerning Molly Pitcher, and another similar report for a women from an earlier peri... See More  

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692461

A woman gold miner... Harshness of California life...

Item #692461

December 18, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1849  Page 3 has an interesting letter headed: "California Items" concerning: "The only white woman that I have seen in the mines...came here from Calcutta...dresses in trousers & wears a thin hat & red shirt as most of the miners do...Failing in business & becoming poor, he determined to dig a fortune out of ... See More  

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682237

Taylor's state-of-the-union address...

Item #682237

December 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849 



* President Zachary Taylor

* State of the Union Address

* Best publication to be had ?




Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy.

Much of pages 4 ... See More  

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697894

Gold in California, and getting there...

Item #697894

December 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1849  The top of page 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 ... See More  

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677159

Much on California, and the Gold Rush... Death of John C. Calhoun...

Item #677159

April 06, 1850

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 6, 1850



* John C. Calhoun Death

* California Gold Rush




 Over half of the front page is taken up with a very detailed account of the life of: "John C. Calhoun" who died just 6 days prior. Page 5 has: "Death of John C. Calhoun" followed by: "Funeral Services of Mr. Calhoun".

Much of pages 6 & 7 are taken up with extensive ... See More  

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693456

Concerning gold discoveries in California...

Item #693456

May 09, 1850

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1850  The back page has a report headed; "One Month Later From California" which reports on gold: "...a large amount of metal, purporting to be and bearing the semblance of gold dust, was received...of a constant supply of this spurious metal to this port. Whether it is to be used in coinage, disseminated through 'quicksilver gold&#... See More  

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652693

Short story by Charles Dickens... News from the California gold fields...

Item #652693

May 18, 1850

BOSTON MUSEUM, May 18, 1850   Page 6 has: "A Short Story by Dickens" contained here in its entirety (see). The back page has over 2 column headed: "Arrival of Three California Steamers" with much news from there including much on gold mining. 

Eight pages, decorative masthead, very nice condition.

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684225

Cuba... California gold mines...

Item #684225

May 29, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, May 29, 1850  The front page begins with: "Later From California" "Fire In Sacramento City" "Good News From the Mines" "Proposed Removal of the Capitol" & more.

Page 5 has: "Exciting News From Cuba ""Landing of Gen. Lopez" "Lopez Advancing on Matanzas" "Cardenas Captured ""... See More  

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689251

From North Carolina, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #689251

June 01, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, June 1, 1850 



* Rare Antebellum publication



Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

Most of the front page is taken up with the printing of the short story: "Lizzie Leigh, by Charles Dickens" this being chapter 1 (of 4). Page 2 has a full column on a: "California Letter" from the Gol... See More  

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682930

Debating the Compromise of 1850... Heading for the gold fields...

Item #682930

June 06, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 6, 1850  The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with the: "Debate In The Senate" on what would be called the Compromise of 1850, championed by Henry Clay. This work would determine whether new territories won in the Mexican War would be free or slave.

Page 2 has reports from the Senate including the: "Fugitive Sla... See More  

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684227

Much on the California Gold Rush...

Item #684227

June 26, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, June 26, 1850  Over half of the front page is taken up with a great wealth of detailed reports headed: "Two Weeks Later From California" "Destructive Conflagration in San Francisco". Among the subheads are: "The Conflagration" "Mining Items" "Auburn Dry Diggings" "Yuba City--Gold Discovered in the Buttes&quo... See More  

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690895

California gold... Traveling across the Plains: 2 accounts...

Item #690895

June 29, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, June 29, 1850  The front page has a nice and commonly-requested report concerning Easterners traveling across the Plains to get to California.

Headed: "Emigration on the Plains" a few bits include: "...letter dated Fort Kearny...total number that had passed the Fort was 2,691 men and 25 women having with them 744 wagons...No difficulty in the way... See More  

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604432

The small towns of Los Angeles and San Diego...

Item #604432

July 04, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 4, 1850  The front page is entirely taken up with reporting on the: "Debate In The Senate - The Compromise Bill" which happens to contain a interesting tidbit speaking of the size of what are now two of the largest cities in California: "...But again, Mr. President...I compare two towns for the purpose of illustrating that fact. Lo... See More  

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692177

On vegetarians... Fugitive Slave... Traveling to California...

Item #692177

July 06, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, July 6, 1850  Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

This issue is chock full of interesting articles, a few on the front page including: "Effects of a Vegetable Diet" which is a curious item with refutations from "...a beef-eating German..."; "Milwaukie" [Milwaukee] which conce... See More  

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684233

The famed artist William S. Jewett arrives in San Francisco...

Item #684233

July 06, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, July 6, 1850  The front page has: "Texas and New Mexico - Texas Marching on Santa Fe".

Page 5 has: "Letter from Jewett, the Artist--Humboldt Harbor--Emigrants to California". William S. Jewett was an artist of some note. Most of the report is a letter signed by him: W. S. J.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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687991

Death of President Taylor, inauguration of Fillmore...

Item #687991

July 13, 1850

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, July 13, 1850  The front page begins with: "Two Weeks Later From California - Battles With The Indians - Troubles with the Foreign Miners" which has some nice content concerning the situation in California. The ftpg also has: "Slave Cases in California".

Inside has: "Slavery And Freedom" as well as an editorial: "Death Of the Presid... See More  

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674544

Working towards California joining the Union...

Item #674544

August 03, 1850

NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 3, 1850



* California statehood voting

* Joining the Union close




 Page five reports on: "The California Bill in the House" noting in part: "...After the expiration of the morning hour spent on Resolutions, the House went into Committee, and by a vote of 86 to 83, decided to go on with the California bill...Now there is just one way to put the... See More  

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692180

Great diary of an emigrant crossing the "great desert"...

Item #692180

August 03, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, August 3, 1850  Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

The most interesting article is a nearly full column letter headed: "An Overland Journey to California" with a preface: "...diary of an emigrant to California. We copy the following passages from it of the journey across the great desert. ... See More  

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680504

Rare print of the Sierra Nevadas, California...

Item #680504

August 10, 1850

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 10, 1850  The front page has what be one of the earliest newspaper prints of a: "Pass In The Sierra Nevada, California" with descriptive text as well. It is taken from Colonel Fremont's book.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with mild fold & margin wear causing a few holes, foxing and staining to the ri... See More  

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684243

News from the California gold mines...

Item #684243

August 21, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Aug. 21, 1850  The front page has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "CALIFORNIA" "From the Southern Mines--A Prudential Account of the Miners and Mining" which notes near the beginning, in a letter from California: "...I have been surprised at the repeated announcements of an increasing emigration from the States to the gold mines of Cal... See More  

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677158

Much on the California Gold Rush...

Item #677158

August 24, 1850

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 24, 1850  Page 5 has nearly 1 1/2 columns taken up with reports from California, including much on the Gold Rush, headed: "Two Weeks Later From California".

Page 2 has: "Late From Texas--Indian Troubles--The Fredericksburg Outrage--Murders and Robberies..." taking most of a column.

Eight pages, various margin tears, a few small pieces missin... See More  

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684244

Earliest use of the term 'underground railroad' we have discovered...

Item #684244

August 28, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Aug. 28, 1850 



* Slavery - slaves - pre-Civil War tensions

* Rare "Underground Railroad" mention




The front page has an article: "From The Plains" which is a great letter concerning those traveling across the country, including Mormons heading to Utah. A few bits include: "The Gold Diggers have all disappeared among the Black Hills... See More  

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603280

Life of Paul Revere... Gold in California...

Item #603280

September 03, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 3, 1850 



* California gold rush producing



The back page has more than half a column taken up with: "Paul "Revere" which has much on his life (see photos). Also: "California" which is a letter from San Francisco, June 1, 1850 which includes: "...beg...your attention to a regulation...prohibiting the importation... See More  

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692184

Early description of San Diego...

Item #692184

September 07, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, Sept. 7, 1850  Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

Articles include: "Things That Cost Nothing" "The Tomato" which gives its history, and notes: "...Its introduction on our tables is as a culinary vegetable is of recent date..."; "Gold In Texas" 'The Growth of O... See More  

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