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698137

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

Item #698137

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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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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680501

Rare print of General Stephen Kearney...

Item #680501

November 11, 1848

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1848  Page 2 has a very nice & rare print of "General Kearney", a hero of the Mexican War and the "conqueror of  New Mexico and California" who had recently died. Quite uncommon to find newspaper prints of Mexican War officers.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with mild fold & margin ... 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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693467

A wonderful issue on the California Gold Rush...

Item #693467

December 06, 1848

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 1848  



* President James K. Polk

* State of the Union Address

* Discovery of California gold




A great newspaper to find the state-of-the-union address by a President, and this issue has all of pages 1, 2, and a bit of page 3 taken up with that signed in type by: James K. Polk.

Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space ... 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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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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698142

Great, early California Gold Rush report...

Item #698142

December 12, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848  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 primarily a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848".

A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still continue--every day brings some new deposits to light.... 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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680502

Pearl divers in California...

Item #680502

December 16, 1848

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 1848  The back page has an interesting print headed: "Pearl Divers On The Coast of California" with a related report. A very early California print, particularly not related rot the Gold Rush.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with mild fold & margin wear, minor loss to a corner, and minor loss at folds.... See More  

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692766

Early report on the California Gold Rush...

Item #692766

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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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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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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688548

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

Item #688548

January 10, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




The front page 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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688845

From the California Gold Rush...

Item #688845

January 11, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 11, 1849  Page 2 has several Gold Rush reports under the heading: "California Items" including: "...number of passengers who have already sailed, or are on the point of sailing from this port for California, is 370...are now between 20 and 30 vessels at this port up for California...The state than $2,00,000 worth of the dust was at San Francisco...tha... 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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686920

The California gold draws the attention of Congress...

Item #686920

January 13, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 1849  



* California gold rush - 49ers

* United States Congress - statehood ?




The front page has over a full column headed: "The Gold Region - A System of Government Proposed". With the recent gold discovery, Congress wanted to act quickly to make California a part of the Union.

The report begins: "In common with t... See More  

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688825

News from the California Gold Rush...

Item #688825

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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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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686921

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown... "Claim for a Slave", votes "nay"...

Item #686921

January 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 1849  



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career

* Slavery related U.S. Congress vote "nay"




Page 3 has much reporting from the "House of Representatives" which includes 2 mentions of when Abraham Lincoln voted on two topics. On a debate headed "Claim For A Slave" his name appears under the &q... See More  

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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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686924

The current situation with the gold in California...

Item #686924

January 24, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 24, 1849  Page 3 has half a column headed: "From California" which is a letter depicting: "...a vivid and life-like picture of the state of things in California at the time of his writing." which is datelined from Monterey, Nov. 1, 1848.

Near the beginning is: "It would be impossible for persons at a distance t... See More  

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686926

Off for California... On a map of California...

Item #686926

January 26, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 26, 1849  The bottom of page 3 has: "Movements For California" noting in part: "...company is being formed at Boston to visit the gold mines of California, the principal features of which are mutual benefit & comfort. They insist upon strict temperance and good moral principles...". The article carries over to page 4. ... See More  

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686927

On the California gold...

Item #686927

January 27, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 1849  

Page 3 has three items concerning the California Gold Rush headed: "How They Go!" and: "State of Society in the Gold Region" with a report on the gold discoveries; and: "Curious Reminiscence of California".

Four pages, nice condition.

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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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686929

Letter from the gold fields: from a 'chap' to his 'chum'...

Item #686929

January 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 1849  The top of page 3 has: "One of The Boys In California" which has a prefacing note: "The following amusing epistle we find in the Toledo Blade. It is written by a young 'chap' formerly of that place, to one of his old chums. It is diverting, and not without interest."

This is a diary-like letter datelin... See More  

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686930

A great letter on the decrepit state of California due to the rush for gold...

Item #686930

February 02, 1849

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



* California gold rush

* Hardships for 49ers




 Page 3 has: "For California" which reports of several ship heading to California. The back page has over half a column headed: "California--Gold Mines" which is a terrific letter relaying the situation in California at the time, at least that writer's tell... 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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693631

A city of gold...

Item #693631

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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686931

Terrific letter on getting to California... A balloon flight to California?

Item #686931

February 15, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 15, 1849  Page 3 has a wonderful and more than full column report headed: "Internal Route to California" which begins with a letter written by 3 men datelined at Independence, Mo., concerning the best route to California.

The majority of the article is taken up with a very lengthy & detailed: "Answer of Col. Gilpin"... See More  

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686932

Great on the situation at the gold fields of California...

Item #686932

February 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 16, 1849  Most of the front page is the: "Speech of Mr. Wm. B. Preston On the Formation of a New State out of the Territories of California and New Mexico". 

Page 3 has half a column headed: "From California" which includes news accounts from various letters, a few bits including: "...Among the gold digge... See More  

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686933

Little village of San Francisco is deluged with gold...

Item #686933

February 17, 1849

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



* Gold discoveries in village of San Francisco



The front page has: "The Grand Inauguration Ball, at the City Hall Saloon". Page 3 has a curious article on creating a: "Railroad From Lake Michigan to the Pacific". 

The back page has: "Incidents In California" which is a letter datelined f... See More  

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686934

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #686934

February 21, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 21, 1849  



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career

* Addresses United States Congress




Page 3 has much reporting from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of when Abraham Lincoln spoke on the floor. The report notes: "Mr. Lincoln, by unanimous consent, presented joint resolutions of... See More  

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698344

Gold Rush items in a South Carolina newspaper...

Item #698344

February 21, 1849

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 21, 1849  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: "California Gold Stories" is a bit tongue-in-cheek.

Four pages, ... 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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686939

Zachary Taylor's Cabinet ministers...

Item #686939

March 07, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 7, 1849



* Newly inaugurated President Zachary Taylor



Dated from just two days after Taylor's inauguration, page 3 has a list of: "The New Cabinet Ministers". This is followed by a short report concerning former President Polk receiving visitors after the inauguration.

Page 3 also has: "For California" which mentio... See More  

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697823

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

Item #697823

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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696647

Col. Fremont's disastrous fourth expedition...

Item #696647

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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693632

Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #693632

March 31, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, March 31, 1849 



* Early California gold rush report

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




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... See More  

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686965

A disastrous journey for John Fremont... What's needed in California...

Item #686965

April 07, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1849  



* John C. Fremont

* Fatal 4th expedition




Page 3 has over half a column headed: "From Santa Fe" which includes a letter on Col. John Fremont's disastrous 4th expedition. Much detail.

Also on page 3: "From California" is a letter from San Francisco on the need for housing, and: "Do not forward m... See More  

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686966

Giving up much for the gold in California...

Item #686966

April 09, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 9, 1849  The entire front page & a portion of page 2 are taken up with the: "Speech of Mr. Jas. McDowell On the Formation of Governments for New Mexico and California", recently won during the Mexican War.

Page 3 has: "From the Isthmus of Panama" concerning passengers who used this route to the gold fields of Calif... See More  

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