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688549

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

Item #688549

August 01, 1849

LEBANON ADVERTISER, Pennsylvania, Aug. 1, 1849  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 abundant & cheap...People in San Francisco are madly gambling in lands...New towns ... 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  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 'gold findings' in California...resigned his com... 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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687991

Death of President Taylor, inauguration of Fillmore...

Item #687991

July 13, 1850

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, July 13, 1850  The front page begins with: "Two Weeks Later From California - Battles With The Indians - Troubles with the Foreign Miners" which has some nice content concerning the situation in California. The ftpg also has: "Slave Cases in California".

Inside has: "Slavery And Freedom" as well as an editorial: "Death Of the Presid... 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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687001

Traveling over the Plains to California...

Item #687001

June 07, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 7, 1849  Page 3 has: "The Travel Over The Western Plains" which is a very nice letter from Fort Leavenworth which begins: "The amount of emigration over the plains is immense, beyond all estimates. It is predicted there will be extreme distress & privation among the emigrating caravans..."

Four pages, very ni... See More  

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686992

California Gold... The Mormon Temple... Astor Place Riot...

Item #686992

May 16, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 16, 1849  The front page has two columns taken up with the reports from various newspapers on the Astor Place Riot which resulted in nearly 30 deaths.

Page 3 has most of a column headed: "Later From California" with reports from the on-going gold rush. Also: "Mexico--California". 

Another article is headed: "Na... See More  

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686986

Lengthy letter from Sam Houston... Gold in California...

Item #686986

May 04, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 4, 1849  Page 2 has over 1 1/12 columns taken up with: "Annexation of Texas" - Letter from Sam. Houston to A. J. Donelson" signed by him in type: Sam. Houston.

Page 3 has: "From New Mexico" as well as a report from Iowa noting: "...the district which should have included the Mormon county of Pottawatamie...The H... See More  

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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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686957

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

Item #686957

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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686936

How to manage the land gained in the Mexican War... Taylor's inauguration...

Item #686936

March 01, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1849  Half of the front page, all of page 2 and much of page 3 are taken up with an interesting discussion in the Senate on: "The New Territories" which were gained in the treaty ending the war with Mexico, including New Mexico and California.

The back page has half a column giving the "Order of Procession" of: &quo... See More  

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686928

On the California gold... Kit Carson to lead an overland excursion...

Item #686928

January 29, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 1849  

The front page has nearly two columns taken up with a detailed article: "Gold Hunting In California, in the Sixteenth Century".

Page 7 has most of a column headed: "California Items" with a lengthy list of reports concerning ships heading for the gold fields, etc. One bit mentions: "The celebrated Kit Carson,... See More  

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686923

Gold, gold, gold...

Item #686923

January 22, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 1849  Page 4 has one & one-third columns taken up with reports concerning the gold situation in California. Under the heading: "Interesting--California Gold" are several letters from military officers, the first beginning: "The digging and washing for gold continue to increase on the Sacramento placer...". Anothe... See More  

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686920

The California gold draws the attention of Congress...

Item #686920

January 13, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 1849  The front page has over a full column headed: "The Gold Region - A System of Government Proposed". With the recent gold discovery, Congress wanted to act quickly to make California a part of the Union.

The report begins: "In common with the great mass of my fellow citizens, I have been extremely interested by the v... See More  

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686903

Lincoln when he was an unknown... Mormons & California...

Item #686903

January 08, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1849  Page 4 has reports from the House of Representatives and included within a list of those who voted "Yea" on the topic: "Private Claim For A Slave" is Abraham Lincoln.

This was Abraham Lincoln when he was serving just two years as a Representative from Illinois. In 1846 Lincoln ran for the United States House of Re
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686901

California and gold...

Item #686901

January 05, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 5, 1849  The top of the back page has: "The Gold In California" which includes 3 items, two from the Phila. Mint of the U.S.

Pages 3 & 4 have: "Letter From the Department of State Concerning California" takes a full column & is signed in type: James Buchanan (Sec. of State at the time) with a focus on annexing Calif. ... See More  

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685728

The California Gold Rush...

Item #685728

January 12, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 12, 1849 (misdated as Jan. 11)



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has several nice reports from the California Gold Rush under the heading: "California Items", including: "...The gold fever at Charlestown, Va., has begot a scheme for a company of 50 to go to California at $250 each, which 25 most useful and respectable citizens ... See More  

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685229

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

Item #685229

May 17, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., May 17, 1849  Page 3 has several reports headed: "The Riots in New York", they being the Astor Place Riot, the deadliest to that date of a number of civic disturbances in New York City which pitted immigrants & nativists against each other.

Page 2 also has two detailed letters headed: "Interesting New from California", each dated at ... See More  

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684270

Massacre of the Pitt River Expedition...

Item #684270

September 28, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Sept. 28, 1850 



* Pitt River expedition - massacre

* Sacramento River - California




Page 2 has: "The Late Riot at Sacramento City" which takes close to half a column.

This is followed by a one-third column report: "Massacre of California Emigrants" which includes in part: "...encamped on the eastern bank of Pitt River...about midn... See More  

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684269

Latest from California, including gold reports...

Item #684269

September 25, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Sept. 25, 1850  First column heads on page 7 include: "LATER FROM CALIFORNIA" "$1,000,000 in Gold Dust!" "Terrible Riot At Sacramento City" "The Mayor Shot" "Martial Law Proclaimed" "The City In Ashes!" "Large Yield Of the Mines" and more. Some of the subheads include: "Terrible Riot at S... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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680685

Taylor's state-of-the-union address...

Item #680685

December 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 25, 1849 



* President Zachary Taylor

* State of the Union Address

* Best publication to be had ?




Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from "Congress" including several mention of "...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi..." which was Jefferson Davis, who would become the President of the Confederacy.

Much of pages 4 ... 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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680506

Early scene from the Old West...

Item #680506

November 02, 1850

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 2, 1850  The front page has an early print headed: "Scene In Oregon" with the caption noting in part: "...taken from Col. Fremont's account of his 'Expedition to Oregon and North California', represents the American Falls on Lewis's Fork of the Columbia River at Fort Hall...".

Four pages, large folio size, never bo... See More  

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680495

The California Gold Rush...

Item #680495

June 02, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 2, 1849  The front page has a print of: "Joseph, Baron De Jellachich, Ban of the Croats".

But the better content is on page 3 with almost half of a page 3 column headed: "California" with some fine content on the early period of the Gold Rush, including a letter datelined from "Suter's (sic) Fort, Upper California".

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679724

Great letter on the rush to the gold fields of California...

Item #679724

December 08, 1848

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 8, 1848 



* California gold rush letter

* Early - pre-49ers




The front page has over half a column headed: "The Gold Excitement" which has some great content, including: "...what a spectacle that of whole villages being deserted...rushing pell mell...over the mountains, through forests...into the newly discovered mine region!...Many p... 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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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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677165

Creating the "Great Seal" of the state of California... Constitution of the state of Deseret...

Item #677165

December 22, 1849

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 22, 1849 



* State of Deseret Constitution

* Mormons - Mormonism - Utah

* Great Seal of California adopted




The front page has an article which includes a very nice engraving captioned: "The Great Seal of the State of California" and a related article which begins: "The Convention yesterday adopted the above design of a Great Seal for the new... See More  

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677159

Much on California, and the Gold Rush... Death of John C. Calhoun...

Item #677159

April 06, 1850

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 6, 1850



* John C. Calhoun Death

* California Gold Rush




 Over half of the front page is taken up with a very detailed account of the life of: "John C. Calhoun" who died just 6 days prior. Page 5 has: "Death of John C. Calhoun" followed by: "Funeral Services of Mr. Calhoun".

Much of pages 6 & 7 are taken up with extensive ... See More  

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677158

Much on the California Gold Rush...

Item #677158

August 24, 1850

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 24, 1850  Page 5 has nearly 1 1/2 columns taken up with reports from California, including much on the Gold Rush, headed: "Two Weeks Later From California".

Page 2 has: "Late From Texas--Indian Troubles--The Fredericksburg Outrage--Murders and Robberies..." taking most of a column.

Eight pages, various margin tears, a few small pieces missin... See More  

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675721

Several items on the California Gold Rush of 1849...

Item #675721

April 25, 1849

DAILY HERALD, Newburyport, Massachusetts, April 25, 1849  This issue has many reports concerning the Gold Rush of 1849, with the front page beginning with a quite detailed letter which is prefaced with: "From Mexico" "...the following letter...who went out to California in command of a company of adventurers, taking the Mexican route...his narrative contains much interesting an... See More  

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674544

Working towards California joining the Union...

Item #674544

August 03, 1850

NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 3, 1850



* California statehood voting

* Joining the Union close




 Page five reports on: "The California Bill in the House" noting in part: "...After the expiration of the morning hour spent on Resolutions, the House went into Committee, and by a vote of 86 to 83, decided to go on with the California bill...Now there is just one way to put the... 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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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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673979

Gold Rush of 1849, in an 1848 newspaper...

Item #673979

December 05, 1848

DAILY EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, Dec. 5, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




California Gold Rush reports from 1848 are rather rare but we've found some through the years, such as this one.

A bottom corner of the front page has: "Gold Mines of California" noting: "These mines are represented as very productive & of immense value...making rapi... See More  

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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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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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