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702880

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

Item #702880

April 14, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, April 14, 1849 



* Early California gold rush report

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




Page 3 has: "Interesting From California" which takes over a full column with various news items from the gold region. Some bits include: "...The whole of Lower California was deserted by the men who had gone North to the placer. When Mr. ... See More  

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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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698327

California gold...

Item #698327

July 11, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,July 11, 1849  Page 3 has a relatively short article: "California Gold" noting in part: "...that the amount of the precious metal from the 'diggings' already deposited at the Mint for coinage is within a small fraction of two millions of dollars...". and more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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698011

Very early from the "Perfectionists", the early Oneida Community...

Item #698011

August 31, 1849

THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, Aug. 31, 1849  This was the first periodical of what would become the famed Oneida Community. It was first published in Putney, Vermont, moving to the Oneida Reserve, New York, in 1848.

This community, called "Perfectionists", was founded by John Humphrey Noyes. He established a "Bible family" in which all should be perfectly e... 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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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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697382

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

Item #697382

August 15, 1849

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

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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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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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696645

Latest news from the Gold Rush...

Item #696645

August 10, 1849

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



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




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

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695904

Sinking of the ship Royal George...

Item #695904

April 07, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 7, 1849  The front page has a print of: "The Sinking of the Royal George" with the details of the 1782 sinking. The Royal George saw action in the Revolutionary War.

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

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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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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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693453

Very ornate, America-themed masthead from the mid-1800's...

Item #693453

January 01, 1849

SUNDAY TIMES, N.Y., 1849-1852 The photo shows the very nice masthead of this title which measures 15 1/2 inches across and is 3 inches tall. Mostly topical reports and literary-related content, some ads.

Some lite staining, a little foxing, and a few small margin tears, but in overall average or better condition.

The issue you receive will differ in date and content from the one shown, but it wi... 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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692466

Terrific news items from the Gold Rush

Item #692466

August 14, 1849

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

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692465

Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #692465

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849  Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".

This is perhaps the best description... See More  

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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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691362

Minnesota... territorial government established...

Item #691362

June 02, 1849

FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, June 2, 1849 



* Minnesota Territory established (historic)

* President James K. Polk

* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida




On the front page under "Acts and Resolutions passed at the Second Session of the Thirtieth Congress" is: "AN Act to establish the territorial government of Minnesota..." signed in type: James K. Polk. Ot... See More  

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690280

Nice content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #690280

June 09, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1849  Among the articles on the Gold Rush and Westward Expansion are: "The Travel Over The Western Plains" "From San Francisco" "Virginia Gold Mines" and two articles covering the Washington Monument. Also an interesting item on New York's Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, among the most renowned cemeteries in t... See More  

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689184

Fine content from the California gold fields...

Item #689184

May 30, 1849

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

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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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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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688752

Reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #688752

September 19, 1849

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

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688549

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

Item #688549

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849 



* Uncommon publication

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




An uncommon title, and the volume 1, number 5 issue. Near the top of the ftpg. is: "From California" with a San Francisco dateline, & including: "The anchorage is crowded with vessels & more arriving daily...Provision & clothing are abundan... See More  

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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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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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687915

Zachary Taylor's inaugural address on the front page...

Item #687915

March 13, 1849

THE TIOGA BANNER, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, March 13, 1849



* President Zachary Taylor

* Inauguration - inaugural




Not just a very uncommon title from this small, Northern Pennsylvania town, but the front page has: "President Taylor's Inaugural Address" which takes over a full column. Also on the front page: "The Inauguration" with much on the ceremonies.

Four pages, ... See More  

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687011

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

Item #687011

June 28, 1849

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



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




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

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687009

A different look at the California Gold Rush...

Item #687009

June 23, 1849

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

Four pages, very nice condition.

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687008

Great on the California Gold Rush...

Item #687008

June 22, 1849

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

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

Also on page 3: "C... See More  

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687007

On the death of President Polk... Railroad to the Pacific...

Item #687007

June 21, 1849

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



* President James K. Polk death

* Transcontinental Railroad ?




Page 3 has an article: "On The Decease of Ex-President Polk" as well as an interesting article: "Railroad To The Pacific", which would not happen for another 20 years.

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

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687006

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

Item #687006

June 20, 1849

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

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

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687005

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

Item #687005

June 19, 1849

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

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

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687004

Great Salt Lake... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #687004

June 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 16, 1849  Page 3 has half a column taken up with: "Expedition To the Great Salt Lake" which is very descriptive of their findings.

Page 3 also has a small article: "Capture Of A Slaver" noting the capture of the slave schooner Zenobia: "...with 500 slaves on board...Great suffering had been experienced by the unfor... See More  

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687003

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

Item #687003

June 14, 1849

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

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686999

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

Item #686999

June 02, 1849

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

Four pages, very nice condition.

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686993

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

Item #686993

May 17, 1849

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



* Astor Place Opera House riot

* California gold rush - 49ers




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

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

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686990

Great issue on the Astor Place Riot...

Item #686990

May 14, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 14, 1849  



* Astor Place Opera House riot

* Actor William Macready - Macbeth

* Manhattan - New York City




A terrific & quite detailed issue covering the historic Astor Place Riot, which resulted in nearly 30 dead.

Page 3 has over 1 1/2 columns with coverage, headed: "The Late Riots at New York" and: "The Events of T... See More  

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686988

1849 Jenny Lind... opera singer...

Item #686988

May 09, 1849

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

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

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686987

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

Item #686987

May 05, 1849

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

Four pages, very nice condition.

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686985

John James Audubon... The Comanche Indians... The California Gold Rush...

Item #686985

May 02, 1849

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



* John James Audubon

* American ornithologist




Page 3 has a report beginning: "Col. Webb, commander of a large California expedition...They give quite a gloomy account of their adventures. Mr. Audubon remained behind, and had determined to prosecute his journey towards California with a party..." with more.

Also on ... See More  

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686983

The Minnesota Territory is created...

Item #686983

April 28, 1849

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



* Minnesota Territory is created

* From our nation's capital




The top of page 2 has: "The New Territory Of Minnesota" which reports on the formation of the Minnesota Territory, nine years prior to statehood.

Page 3 has: "From The Sandwich Islands" which is the Hawaiian Islands.

Four pages, nice con... See More  

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686982

A British view of the California Gold Rush...

Item #686982

April 27, 1849

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

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

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686981

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

Item #686981

April 25, 1849

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

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

Four pages, very nice condition.

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686980

Much on the California Gold Rush...

Item #686980

April 21, 1849

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

Then page 3... See More  

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686979

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

Item #686979

April 19, 1849

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



* California gold rush

* Hardships for 49ers




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

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

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686978

Much on the California gold...

Item #686978

April 18, 1849

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

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

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686977

Col. Fremont's disastrous fourth expedition...

Item #686977

April 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1849  



* John C. Fremont

* Fatal 4th expedition




Page 2 has nearly two columns headed: "Col. Fremont & His Party - Further & Final Accounts" 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 p... 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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