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682575

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

Item #682575

October 13, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 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, a little stray period writing within the ma... See More  

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679527

Stephen Girard and Zachary Taylor...

Item #679527

March 10, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 10, 1849  The front page features a print of: "Stephen Girard" with a lengthy biographical sketch of him. Also a print of: "Girard College" with a related article as well.

Page 2 has a somewhat large print headed: "THE INAUGURATION" showing the ceremonies, and: "THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT TAYLOR" follo... 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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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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675072

Engraving of the Seated Liberty dollar coin... The California Gold Rush...

Item #675072

December 19, 1849

THE DOLLAR NEWSPAPER, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1849  Interesting that the masthead features an engraving of the United States Seated Liberty dollar coin, in circulation at that time.

Page 2 has several reports concerning the California Gold Rush.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, some margin wear.

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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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673988

Death of President Polk, in a Washington newspaper...

Item #673988

June 23, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 23, 1849 



* James K. Polk death

* Best title to be had ?




All columns on all 4 pages are black-bordered for the report which appears on pg. 3 headed: "Death of Ex-President Polk...". Page 3 also has a letter "From California" concerning the Gold Rush & the success--or lack of it--among many there.

Always nice to have a Pre... 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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671939

Death of James K. Polk... Colt's Revolving Pistol ad...

Item #671939

June 19, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849 



* James K. Polk death

* Colt pistol advertisement

* Runaway slave ad




Page 3 has much on the death of ex-President James Polk. Page 4 has a small ad for Colt's Improved Repeating Pistol. Also on page 4 is a $150 reward ad for a runaway black man from Luray, Virginia. As was typical of newspapers through this period, each column has ... 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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671005

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671005

October 20, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1849  Page 2 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Sacramento still yields a good dividend of something like ten to fifteen dollars a day to all industrious laborers...The Feather River, where the finest gold has been found, is yet a favorite stream among the diggers...About 3,000 persons are now engag... See More  

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671004

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671004

September 29, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 1849  Page 2 has: "California" with the latest news, bits including: "...has been one of the fortunate 'hunters' having accumulated during his short sojourn in California between 11,000 and 12,000 dollars worth of the 'stuff'...".

Much more on the gold rush with subheads: "The Climate and Soil" "... See More  

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671003

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671003

September 22, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Empire City brings over $600,000 in species and gold dust...An attack had been made by a party of rowdy Americans in San Francisco...emigrants from Missouri...are now arriving daily...In the gold... See More  

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671002

Latest from the California Gold Rush... Lake Pontchartrain...

Item #671002

September 01, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...gold is to be obtained only by hard labor, in large quantities. I saw a number who came from the 'diggins' with from two to three thousand dollars and a ruined constitution from exposure and an unhealthy climate. Labor is uncommonly high...Sailors ... See More  

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670931

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #670931

July 28, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 28, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...New towns were being laid out in different spots around the bay & building lots, in wilderness sites, were selling from $1500 to $2000 each...San Francisco was full of people & it is not an uncommon thing for 20 to 30 individuals to occupy one smal... See More  

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670929

News from the gold fields in California... Death of President Polk...

Item #670929

June 23, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 23, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* James K. Polk death




Page 2 has a half column article headed: "Letter From The Diggings" with a dateline from "Valley of the Sacramento". It is a fine, first-hand letter of the situation concerning the gold diggings.

Page 2 also has a black-bordered report: "Death Of Mr. Polk" whi... See More  

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$44.00
670927

How gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill...

Item #670927

March 17, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 17, 1849 



* 1st discovery of gold in California account

* Sutter's Mill & James W. Marshall






Page 3 has a great article headed: "Interesting Account Of How the Gold Was Discovered in California". This is an interesting article, prefaced with: "...We extract the account they received from Capt. Sutter, the owner of the m... See More  

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$67.00
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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669906

The historic Fredericton Cathedral, New Brunswick...

Item #669906

April 28, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 28, 1849  Amongst the many interesting prints within perhaps the most notable is the print of: "Fredericton Cathedral, New Brunswick" which has a related article: "The Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick, North America".

Not only does this cathedral still stand, it is a National Historic Site of Canada. According to the Histor... See More  

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$68.00
669905

A settler's hut in Australia...

Item #669905

March 17, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 17, 1849  Amongst the many interesting prints perhaps the best are the two commanding the back page, showing: "Settler's Hut, In Australia" and: "Interior of Settler's Hut In Australia". The balance of the page is taken up with a nice article on it headed: "Australian Hut".

Sixteen pages, archival mend on page ... See More  

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669904

The first bridge to span Niagara Falls...

Item #669904

February 17, 1849

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 17, 1849  The most interesting print is a nearly half page view captioned:: "Construction Of The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge--Basket Ferry & Temporary Towers". This was the very first bridge over Niagara Falls, this print showing the early stages of the construction showing the: "...basket ferry and temporary towers". This pri... 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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$56.00
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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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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668227

Thoughts on the lust for gold...

Item #668227

November 16, 1849

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

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668226

Billy Bowlegs & others do not want to be removed...

Item #668226

November 10, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1849  Page 3 has: "The Seminole Indians" "The Late Council--Surrender of the Murderers--Talk About Emigration" which includes a speech by one of the chiefs, Assunwha. It begins: "...When you began this new (removal) matter I felt as if you had shot me. I would rather be shot. I am old, and I will not leave my co... See More  

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668219

Great fight with the Apache Indians...

Item #668219

October 30, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 1849  Page 2 has a nice article: "Great Fight With The Apaches"  which is mostly taken up with an account of a battle headed: "American Guerrilla Company of Capt. Box, Santiago, Sept. 3, 1849". Nice detail in this letter.

Four pages, very nice condition.


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668217

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

Item #668217

October 11, 1849

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

A wealth of fine reading f
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668212

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

Item #668212

October 04, 1849

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



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




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

Page 2 has: "The Astor Place Rioters".

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

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668211

Trouble with the Indians near Santa Fe...

Item #668211

October 02, 1849

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

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668197

Billy Bowlegs wants peace... A sea serpent...

Item #668197

September 01, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 1849 



* Billy Bowlegs "Alligator Chief"

* Seminoles - Indians




The top of page 3 has a report from New Orleans noting: "...brings advices that...received a white flag, understood to be from Billy Bowlegs, the Seminole chief, expressing a desire for peace & proposing to hold a council at the next full moon...&quo... See More  

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668186

The tribulations of those heading west...

Item #668186

August 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 8, 1849 



* Wagon trains heading West

* California gold rush era




Page 3 has a terrific report headed: "From the Western Plains" which provides a sense of the romance, at least in hindsight, of the wagon trains heading west.

But the truth was much more dangerous. A few bits include: "...advices from the Plains have been... See More  

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668185

President Zachary Taylor proclaims a day for prayer... Virginia gold...

Item #668185

July 04, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 4, 1849  Page 3 has a report headed: "Virginia Gold" as well as: "A Recommendation by the President of the United States" for a special day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer to be celebrated the first Friday in August, signed in type: Z. Taylor.

Four pages, minor tears at the margins, good condition.... See More  

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664684

California Gold Rush-theme print on the front page...

Item #664684

June 25, 1849

NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Louisiana, June 25, 1849 



* Rare & early gold rush print



A very unusual issue as the top of the front page features a nice illustration with a California Gold Rush theme, headed: "The California Porter And the U.S. Naval Officer" with a caption which relates the story from the beach at San Francisco. Prints in newspapers from 1849 relating to the ... See More  

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664221

Gold Rush items in a South Carolina newspaper...

Item #664221

February 21, 1849

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 21, 1849



* Rare antebellum publication

* California Gold Rush report




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: "Californ... See More  

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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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663242

Gold Rush report in a South Carolina newspaper...

Item #663242

February 20, 1849

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 20, 1849  Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "The War the Gold is Gathered", mostly taken up with a letter datelined at San Francisco, Dec. 25, 1848. It is prefaced with a note: "...letter from the Gold Region...gives rather a gloomy view of the state of a... 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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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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657710

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

Item #657710

September 21, 1849

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

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

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657709

Good news from the California Gold Rush... The city of the Mormons...

Item #657709

October 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City




Page 3 begins with a nearly half column article headed; "Sixteen Days Later From California" which begins: "The news from the mines is of a quite glowing character: the yield of gold was steady & though there was, as a matter of course, much disapp... 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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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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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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