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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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$57.00
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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$57.00
665457

Creating the Territory of California...

Item #665457

December 08, 1846

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 1846  Page 2 has a very early report: "From California" which is quite historic on the creation of the state of California: "The Proclamation of Commodore Stockton, the governor of California" in which he makes the very significant statement: "...do hereby make known to all men that, having by right of conquest t... See More  

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$88.00
665160

John Cook's confession in the Harper's Ferry raid...

Item #665160

November 29, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - John E. Cook




The top of the front page has some nice content on the John Brown raid upon Harper's Ferry, column heads including; "The Harper's ferry Conspiracy - The Confession of John E. Cooke" "The Confession" with a w... See More  

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$45.00
665157

Opening of the great Croton Aqueduct...

Item #665157

July 02, 1842

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1842 



* Croton Aqueduct opens

* New York City water




The front page has an article of significance to those in New York City: "Opening Of The Croton Aqueduct" begins: "Monday last was  great day for the city of New York; for on that day was opened...the stupendous work known as the Croton Aqueduct, through which the w... See More  

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$38.00
664744

John Wilkes Booth performs at Ford's Theater for the final time...

Item #664744

March 18, 1865

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1865 



* John Wilkes Booth as an actor at Ford's Theatre

* Only weeks prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination




A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

The front page has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which incl... See More  

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$475.00
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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$60.00
662765

Death of James Fenimore Cooper...

Item #662765

September 23, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 23, 1851



* American writer death



Taking three-quarters of a column on pg. 3 is a report: "Death Of James Fenimore Cooper". Nice details about the career of America's first great novelist.

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

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662647

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #662647

June 20, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1848 



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career



This newspaper contains on pages 2 & 3 reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote for the "Memorial of Chicago Convention" showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among man... See More  

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$42.00
662646

Perhaps the best report on the end of the Mexican War...

Item #662646

June 24, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 24, 1848 



* Mexican-American War ends

* General William Orlando Butler

* Treaty of Peace ratification




The top of the first column of the front page has the heading every collector wants from this period: "The Mexican War Ended ! " with related text taking the entire column. Also on the front page is: "Exchange of the Ratif... See More  

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$235.00
662645

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #662645

June 22, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1848 



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career



This newspaper contains on pages 1, 2 & 3 reports from the "House of Representatives". The front page has a report concerning the "Civil and Diplomatic Appropriations". In this discussion is: "Mr. Lincoln delivered a speech on the subject of internal im... See More  

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662644

Wisconsin joins the Union as the 30th state...

Item #662644

June 29, 1848

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



* Wisconsin gains statehood



The back page has: "An Act for the admission of the State of Wisconsin into the Union" which takes over half a column of text (see for portions). At the bottom it notes the Act was "Approved, May 29, 1848" which is the recorded date of Wisconsin joining the Union. Great to have this... See More  

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662643

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican War...

Item #662643

July 08, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1848 



* Mexican War ends

* Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

* Mexico - United States - Texas




The top of page 2 has the very historic report of the official end of the Mexican War, beginning with: "A Proclamation" "Whereas a treaty of peace, friendship, limits, & settlement between the United States of America and the Mexi... See More  

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$295.00
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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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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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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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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$29.00
662258

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #662258

January 11, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 1849 



* Early Abraham Lincoln



This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" not once but 3 times in the count of votes on various motions, twice voting "yea" and once voting "nay". This was Abraham Lincoln when he was ser... See More  

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662250

Building a railroad to the Rocky Mountains...

Item #662250

March 18, 1852

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1852 



* Early railroad construction in the West



The front page has: "Fugitive Slaves" as well as: "Export of Gold From California" which includes a chart. Also: "From Texas" and "From El Paso" "A Patriot of the Rio Grande". Page 2 has: "A Plan for Constructing a Railroad over the P... See More  

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661985

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #661985

January 09, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1849 



* Early Abraham Lincoln



This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" in a count of the votes of "Nays" in a vote concerning a "Private claim for a slave" (see). Also, page 3 has a similar mention of him in a discuss... See More  

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661884

John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...

Item #661884

November 13, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1863 



* John Wilkes Booth as an actor

* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre




A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.

Page 3 has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which has three mentions of the name J. Wilkes Booth: "... See More  

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661670

Working to abolish slave trading in the nation's capital...

Item #661670

September 14, 1850

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1850 



* re. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850

* United States Senate debates

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)




Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in... See More  

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660381

First election of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #660381

November 08, 1860

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., November 8, 1860  This is the tri-weekly edition of this famous newspaper which is perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.

The front page has a report: "The Presidential Election" which begins: "As it has been currently supposed within the last few weeks that the i... See More  

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658847

Reaction to the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

Item #658847

March 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 26, 1782  Page 2 has some nice reporting on the military events further to the west, from a letter from Kentucky dated Dec. 6. It reports on the work of General Clarke near Fort Pitt, Colonel Loughrie, and some events near Detroit. An item mentions: "...that the enemy had evacuated John's Island about six miles from ... See More  

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658831

Fine content on the closing events of the Mexican War...

Item #658831

November 15, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1847 



* Battle of Contreras & Churubusco

* Mexican War - Mexico




The front page has over a full column letter signed in type by Winfield Scott, headed: "Battles of Contreras and Churubusco - Report of Major General Scott" which offers tremendous detail on these military events from near the end of  the Mexican W... See More  

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658830

Santa Anna threatens retribution if Childs does not leave Puebla...

Item #658830

November 01, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 1847 



* Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

* Mexican-Amercian War




Page 3 has a great letter from Santa Anna to Col. Childs, stating his request that Childs evacuate the city of Puebla and if he does so he would extend courtesies to his exit. The responding letter from Childs states he will have none of it--he will defend his position at ... See More  

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658829

Difficulty in capturing Santa Anna...

Item #658829

October 29, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 1847 



* Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

* Mexican-Amercian War




Inside has some great content on the Mexican War including nearly a full column letter: "Dispatches From Major Downing" on the situation from near the end of the war. It includes a letter from him to President Polk which begins: "I've done my best, acco... See More  

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658827

Much detail on General Scott entering Mexico City...

Item #658827

October 26, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 1847 



* Occupation of Mexico City

* General Winfield Scott

* Mexican-American War




Page 3 has a a full column letter concerning the Mexican War.

Also, most of a column is taken up with some fine reports on the war in a letter prefaced in part with: "...from a high source of military information...that every word of it may b... See More  

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658820

Much reporting on the Mexican War as it nears its end...

Item #658820

October 12, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1847 



* Final events of the Mexican War



Page 3 has much reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Command" which has reports of the killed  & wounded at Cerro Gordo, National Bridge, Paso Ovijas, and at Lasanimas.

Also a report headed: "A Little Later From Vera Cruz" which has much, t... See More  

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658818

Capture of Mexico City by Winfield Scott...

Item #658818

October 05, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 1847 



* Capture of Mexico City

* General Winfield Scott

* Mexican-American War




Page 2 has: "Chippewa Treaties" as well as a lengthy letter: "On The Origin of the War", being the Mexican War.

Page 3 has a notable report headed: "The Capital taken by General Scott--Our Flag Flying over the Halls of the Mon... See More  

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658817

Negotiating terms for surrender in the Mexican War...

Item #658817

October 04, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 1847 



* Final events of the Mexican War

* Negotiation terms for surrender




Fully half of page 2 is taken up with a wealth of reporting on the Mexican War, headed: "Late and Important From Mexico" "The Capture of the  City of Mexico--The Peace Propositions of Mr. Trist and the Counter Propositions of the Mexicans... See More  

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658815

Historical perspective on the reason for the Mexican War...

Item #658815

October 02, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1847 



* Looking back at the origin of the Mexican War



Half of page 2 is taken up with a very lengthy article: "On The Origin of the War", referring  to the on-going Mexican-American War.

Much reporting from the war is on page 3 with: "Unwelcome News From Mexico" "Correspondence of the Mobile Herald&qu... See More  

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657900

Mexican War nears its end: Mexicans want to negotiate a peace...

Item #657900

September 29, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept, 29, 1847  Page 3 has much of a column taken up with fine report on the closing battles of the Mexican-American War, headed: "The Late Battles In Mexico". Near  the beginning is: "Our arms are again victorious, but at a fearful cost of life and blood...". The American army was advancing very close to Mexico City: &q... See More  

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657899

Reflecting upon the notable Battle of Buena Vista...

Item #657899

September 21, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 1847 



* re. Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican-American War




Page 3 contains a lengthy letter with details on the: "Battle Field of Buena Vista" actually fought in February. It was a signal victory for the Americans over a much larger Mexican Army.

Also on page 2: "From the Army of Gen. Taylor".

Four pages, ver... See More  

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$34.00
657768

Has General Winfield Scott entered Mexico City?

Item #657768

August 14, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 14, 1847 



* Occupation of Mexico City ?

* General Winfield Scott

* Mexican-American War




Page 3 has news from the Mexican War under the heading: "From The Rio Grande". This report focuses on whether General Winfield Scott had entered Mexico City, on letter noting: "It is rumored here for a week past that Gen. Scott had... See More  

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657766

The Mexican War: the capture of Tabasco... Early news on California...

Item #657766

July 30, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 30, 1847 



* Tabasco, Mexico captured

* Mexican-American War

* Matthew C. Perry




Fine content on the  Mexican War with page 2 having 1 1/2 columns taken up with a lengthy & detailed report headed: "The Capture of Tabasco" "Extract of a Letter from an Officer on Board the U.S. Steamer Spitfire at Tabasco".

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657728

Early fromm New Mexico... The Mexican War...

Item #657728

July 28, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 28, 1847  Page 3 has half a column concerning: "Interesting from Santa Fe" with early reports from the territory of New Mexico (see). Also a report: "California Affairs--A letter dated Monterey, Feb. 1" talks of setting up the government there.

There are reports on the Mexican War under: "On the Progress of the War... See More  

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657727

The Mexican War...

Item #657727

July 23, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 23, 1847 



* Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna



Page 3 has reports on the Mexican War with items headed; "Official" "Important From Mexico", this latter report taking a full column which includes a report from Santa Anna noting: "...The army of the enemy being upon the eve of moving upon this capital with a view to at... See More  

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657726

The Mexican War... Creating St. Marks, Florida...

Item #657726

July 22, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1847 



* St. Marks, Wakulla County, Florida



Page 3 has various reports on the Mexican War with items headed: "The Army Under Gen. Scott" "Prosecution of the War" "American Prisoners in Mexico--Probable Advance of Gen. Scott".

The back page has a document: "By the President of the United States&qu... See More  

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657724

Mexican War, and Monterey to be the capital of California...

Item #657724

July 16, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1847  Page 3 has nearly two columns of reports from the Mexican War with a column headed: "Important From Mexico" "Latest from the Army of General Scott" which includes two letters form Puebla, Mexico, and one from Vera Cruz. Much detail.

Also a column headed: "From California which takes over a full column on ... See More  

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657723

Much on the Mexican War...

Item #657723

July 10, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1847  Page 5 has several reports concerning the Mexican War, with items headed: "Later From Mexico" "Another Letter From Gen. Taylor" "From the California Expedition". The first article has several subheads including: "More Guerrillas" "Mexican Correspondence Intercepted" "Gen. Scot... See More  

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657721

The Mexican War... Lake Superior described...

Item #657721

July 08, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847  Page 3 has several items on the Mexican war with a column headed: "The News From Mexico" which includes in part: "...no longer doubtful that Gen. Scott's march upon the capital will be disputed with no inconsiderable determination--for Mexicans. It is supposed that he will be resisted, in force, at three several ... 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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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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657705

Fine accounts from California and the gold region...

Item #657705

October 17, 1849

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



* California gold rush fever



Page 3 has most of a column headed: "California Correspondence" which is mostly taken up with a fascinating & very detailed letter from San Francisco, August 19. It has some fine reports from the gold regions, including: "...in my opinion individual gold digging will soon end. ... See More  

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$78.00
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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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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$58.00
657699

Much on the Gold Rush in California...

Item #657699

November 14, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Nov. 14, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has "Correspondence from California" which has a letter which includes: "...The news here is most flattering. Gold is abundant! Labor is worth seven to thirty dollars a day..." with much more on how high the prices are, & continuing with: &quo
... See More  

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$85.00
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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$76.00
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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$57.00
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