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683647

Brigham Young a prisoner in his own house... Fate of the slaves on the slaver Echo...

Item #683647

September 08, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 1858  Page 3 has: "The Prospect In Utah" which reports on the rather dire prospects of peace with the Mormons. One bit notes: "...Brigham Young and his elders have overshot their mark and are feeling the recoil of their own guns. They probably thought that the government would leave Mormonism to itself..." with much ... See More  

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683646

Brigham Young a prisoner in his own house...

Item #683646

August 28, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1858  Page 3 has: "Mormondom" which reports on a letter from Great Salt Lake City noting: "...There is...considerable stagnation of Mormon intellect. Brigham is literally a prisoner in his own house..." and more on attempts to visit with him.

Four pages, nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in h... See More  

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683643

Scenes from the Wild West...

Item #683643

August 12, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1858  Page 3 has a report: "A Skirmish With The Buffaloes" which is an interesting report of over-anxious soldiers on a buffalo hunt. We only rarely find any period accounts of buffalo hunting.

Also on page 3 is: "The Indians Of the Plains" which takes over half a column with much detail on General Harney and his in... See More  

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683639

A "trial" regarding a woman Mormon...

Item #683639

July 29, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1858  Page 2 has half a column taken up with: "The Mormonites" which is an article from London. The report would appear to be a somewhat tongue-in-cheek account of a court trial involving a woman who: "...was for some time considered one of the most promising of the 'Latter Day Saints', but in consequence of havin... See More  

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683619

Acts of Congress organizing the Iowa Territory...

Item #683619

March 16, 1839

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 16, 1839  



* Early Iowa Territory

* Act of U.S. Congress




Over half of the front page is taken up with a lengthy: "List Of Acts Passed at the Third Session of the 25th Congress" including several relating to organizing the Iowa Territory.

Four pages, good condition.

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683605

The famous "irrepressible conflict" speech...

Item #683605

November 13, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1858  Nearly three columns on page 2 are taken up with the: "Speech Of Mr. Seward, of New York, delivered at a political meeting held in Rochester on the 25th of October, 1858".

This speech, although harmful to his political career, put the slavery issue on the front burner. One way or another, it had to be resolved.

Before ... See More  

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683573

With Lincoln's election, the South takes action...

Item #683573

November 13, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1860 



* The South reacts to Abraham Lincoln's election



Perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.

Now that the election of Lincoln is assured, this issue has much on the plans of Southern states in secession discussions--particularly in South Carolina--and p... See More  

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683571

First election of Abraham Lincoln... The definitive report...

Item #683571

November 10, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1860 



* Abraham Lincoln's 1st election

* From the Nation's capital (best)

* The definitive report




Perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.

Page 3 has a report headed: "Result of the Presidential Election" which gives the definitive report t... See More  

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683568

First election of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #683568

November 07, 1860

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 7, 1860  Perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.

Page 3 has a report headed: "The Presidential Election" which begins: "As it has been currently supposed within the last few weeks that the issue of the Presidential election, which took place yesterday, w... 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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682929

Indian massacre in Minnesota... Much from New Mexico...

Item #682929

May 07, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1850  Page 3 has: "Indian Massacre" with a report from St. Paul, Minnesota, concerning troubles with the Sioux and Chippewa tribes. Also: "Important From New Mexico" takes over half a column, and also a few: "Appointments By The President".

Four pages, ink spots on page 3, good condition.

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682927

California admission talks... Morse's remarkable telegraph...

Item #682927

September 28, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1850  Page 3 has a letter from the governor of California to the delegate in Congress from the Oregon Territory concerning a charge of undue interference by California and certain opposition to the admission of California into the Union. It is sgned in type: Peter H. Burnett.
Also on page 3: "The Most Wonderful Feat of the Morse
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682926

Taylor is 'decidedly better' on the day he died... Treaty with England...

Item #682926

July 09, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 9, 1850  Keeping in mind that this was the day President Zachary Taylor died, the top of page 3 has a notable report headed: "The President's Health" which includes: "...that his illness had assumed a very serious, and critical aspect...in the afternoon however the symptoms became less menacing & the President was thought b... See More  

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682924

Death of President Zachary Taylor...

Item #682924

July 11, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 11, 1850 



* Death of President Zachary Taylor

* Best publication to be had ? (rare)




All four pages have black mourning rules for the death of President Zachary Taylor. He was just the second President to die in office.

The report is at the top of the front page begins: "Weep, fellow citizens! The hand of Death has stricken down a gre... See More  

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$144.00
682921

Debate on the Compromise of 1850... Emigrants for the California gold fields...

Item #682921

August 03, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1850 Fully half of the front page is taken up with: "Debate In The Senate - The Compromise Bill" This would be the "Compromise of 1850" championed by Henry Clay, which would determine whether new territories gained in the Mexican War would be slave or free. Ultimately the compromise would only delay civil war by ten years.

The ... See More  

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682823

Mormon missionaries arrive in St. Louis... Indian troubles...

Item #682823

June 07, 1854

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 7, 1854



* Mormon missionaries

* Indians harass (Nebraska Territory) and are harassed (New York)




Page 3 has: "FROM SALT LAKE CITY", which tells of a group of missionaries having arrived safely at St. Louis, with some details regarding Mormon emigration.

Another article has: "Nebraska Excitement", which talks of trouble... See More  

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682815

California becomes a state... Key acts in the Compromise of 1850...

Item #682815

September 12, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1850 



* California joins the Union (statehood)

* From the nation's capital




Not only does page 3 contain the official Act of Congress creating California as a state, the report is in the newspaper which was the unofficial voice of the government in any matters political.

Page 3 has: "An Act for the Admission of the State of C... See More  

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682468

Bounty land for military veterans... On Monroe's inauguration...

Item #682468

June 24, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., June 24, 1817  The front page has a report of the travels of the President on the steam boat Fulton, landing at Staten Island & his visits to the fort at Harlem Heights. Also to runaway reward ads. Page 3 has a runaway reward ad as well.

Four pages, nice condition.

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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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681522

Bounty land for military veterans... On Monroe's inauguration...

Item #681522

April 12, 1817

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., April 12, 1817  The front page has: "The Late Inauguration" with talk on some details of James Monroe's inauguration.

Page 3 has a reward ad for a runaway slave, and a report from the "War Department" concerning those entitled to bounty lands for serves in the military during the War of 1812.

Four pages, some period doodling a... See More  

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681478

A life not wasted...

Item #681478

November 21, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1848  Page 2 has a nice piece on the meaning of life: "True Life", which appeared in the History's Newsstand Blog post, "A Life Wasted". Also included are "The Pitcairn Islanders" "The Hadley Falls Dam Destroyed" and much more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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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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681183

Return of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, with details...

Item #681183

November 04, 1806

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 4, 1806 



* Lewis and Clark Expedition

* Safe return - homeward bound




Page 7 has a nice report concerning the Lewis & Clark Expedition noting their safe return, with some accounting of their experiences.

It is prefaced with: "The National Intelligencer announces the arrival of the captains Lewis and Clarke, with th... See More  

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680944

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

Item #680944

October 12, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1847  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, taking over a full column. There is also ... 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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680898

The first "learned society"...

Item #680898

August 15, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. August 15, 1816  The second page carries an article "A number of the citizens of the District of Columbia, impressed with the importance of forming an association for the purpose of promoting useful knowledge, met on the 28th day of June, 1816,... agreeably to public notice the committee appointed as aforesaid reported the following draft of a con... 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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680580

President Jefferson offers pardon for military deserters...

Item #680580

October 19, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson pardons

* United States Army deserters




The ftpg. has much on the continued High Treason trial of Aaron Burr & 2 others. Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" by the President concerning those: "...who have deserted from the army of the United States...has become sensible of their offense &am... See More  

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679743

Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #679743

August 26, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807 



* Lewis and Clark expedition - Pacific



The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is fol... 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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679449

Abraham Lincoln... from small beginnings... when he was an unknown...

Item #679449

April 27, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848 



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career



This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others. Plus page 3 has additional coverage from ... See More  

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679333

An 'uproar' at the woman's rights convention...

Item #679333

September 12, 1853

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 1853 



* "Mob Convention" - Woman's suffrage



Page 2 has a report concerning: "The Women's Rights Convention" held in New York.

A few bits note in part: "...Among the speakers in defence of the rights of women were Lucretia Mott...and Mr. R. C. Burleigh. The latter was loudly hissed, whereupon he r... See More  

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679228

1849 gold rush...

Item #679228

April 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page three has "Gold" which begins: "We notice that many person doubt the reports of finding lumps, or pieces of pure gold, in California, of several pounds weight. We are assured... a lump of pure gold weighing thirty-two pounds, was discovered in a vein or seam of... See More  

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678714

Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #678714

October 02, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 



* Lewis and Clark expedition



Page 3 has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another d... See More  

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678568

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #678568

July 22, 1848

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



* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career



This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes text of discussion, with each speaker's name noted in capital letters. "Mr. Lincoln" spoke twice (see photos). Additionally, page 4 has continued reporting f... 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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678414

Much mention of Kit Carson in the mutiny trial of John C. Fremont...

Item #678414

December 18, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1847  Page 2 has nearly two columns taken up with reports concerning the court martial of John Fremont for mutiny & other charges, including a letter signed in type: J. C. Fremont.

Pages 2 & 3 have much on the Mexican War headed: "The President's Message--No. III".  And the back page has more on the: "Army Cou... See More  

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678354

Gruesome details of the Donner party tragedy...

Item #678354

October 30, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 1847  Although there are reports on the Mexican War with: "The Mexican Question -  What Shall Be Done With Mexico?", the prime content in this issue is a rare period account of the Donner party tragedy, headed: "The  Emigrants To California" which takes over half a column on page 2.

This was the infamous event w... See More  

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678353

Four issue set on Fremont's famous second Western Expedition...

Item #678353

August 19, 1845

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., a set of four issues dated August 19, 21, 26 & 28, 1845 containing the text of: "Captain Fremont's Second Exploring 'Expedition" to the West.



* John C. Fremont

* Western expedition




During the years of 1842–54 Fremont personally led and directed five western expeditions. This set of issues details his lengthy repor
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678352

Calhoun's famous speech opposing the annexation of Mexico...

Item #678352

January 08, 1848

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1848



* John C. Calhoun speech

* Annexation of Mexico ?




When it comes to "famous utterances" of the 19th century, this issue has one.

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Speech of Mr. Calhoun, of South Carolina, In the Senate of the United States, January 4, 1848." This is a very notable speech by Calhoun, many websit... See More  

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677419

Fort Laramie Treaty... Fugitive slave law & lynching law...

Item #677419

October 30, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851  Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More  

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675018

Warsaw Jews given additional rights...

Item #675018

November 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1848 



* Jewish - Jews - Judaica



The bottom of the ftpg. has a small article: "The Jews In Favor" noting in part: "...accords some extension to the rights which the Jews enjoyed in Poland. It declares that in 13 streets where only 3 Jews have been hitherto admitted to live, as many as five can reside for the future...they m... See More  

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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... 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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674513

Early, detailed letter from San Diego...

Item #674513

April 24, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1847  Much reporting on the Mexican War, plus the front page has: "Late From California" which is a lengthy letter from San Diego reading more like a travelogue than a military report, although there is mention of a battle with the Mexicans.

Also on the ftpg: "Letter From Gen. Taylor" and "Santa Anna's Dispositi... See More  

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673987

Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania)...

Item #673987

July 19, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1849  The first page carries a report "Fire at Mauch Chunk, (PA.)" (now known as Jim Thorpe. "We have received information of the occurrence of an awful conflagration in our sister town of Mauch Chunck on Sunday. All the business portion of that flourishing borough is in ruins. The loss is estimate at $150,000...".

Comple... 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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671932

Reporting the Mexican War and more...

Item #671932

July 08, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847  The front page has: "Late From Vera Cruz" with news on the Mexican War taking over half a column. Inside includes: "The News From Mexico" "A Visit to Lake Superior" "A Faithful Negro" and more.

Four pages, some damp staining to the lower half, generally good.

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668229

Natural Bridge of Virginia is for sale...

Item #668229

November 26, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 1849 



* Natural Bridge (Virginia)



An interesting article noting that the Circuit Superior Court in Virginia decreed that the: "...famous property known to the world as the Natural Bridge of Virginia..." would be offered for sale. Much detail.

At this time the Natural Bridge was quite the tourist attraction, a "must... 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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