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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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671590

Death of the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence...

Item #671590

November 21, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1832 



* Charles Carroll death

* Declaration of Independence signer (last survivor)

* From our nation's capital




The front page begins with a black-bordered report: "Funeral of Charles Carroll", the last surviving person who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was 95 years old at death.

Also at the top of the ftpg... See More  

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670904

The end of the most infamous "Gag Rule" (1844)...

Item #670904

December 04, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec.  4, 1844 



* Gag rule (United States)

* Re. African slavery trade

* Rule is finally rescinded

* Best publication to be had ?




Page 2 has both the text of the petition to end the infamous "Gag Rule" which prevented members of the House of representatives talking about slavery and/or related topics, and the result of the... See More  

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669411

Extremely lengthy on Indian appropriations...

Item #669411

March 10, 1857

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1857  A large size newspaper of 4 pages with most of page 2 taken up with "An Act making appropriations for the...expenses of the Indian Department & for fulfilling treaty stipulations..." with headings for each of the tribes and specifics as to how the money is to be used. Only portions are shown in the photos below. This text... See More  

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$44.00
668229

Natural Bridge of Virginia is for sale...

Item #668229

November 26, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 1849  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" for visitors from Europ... See More  

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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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668216

Great issue on the Mormons forming a government in Utah...

Item #668216

October 09, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 9, 1849  A great issue concerning Mormon history has page 3 has a nearly full column article headed: "State Of Deseret" with much on their efforts to gain statehood from the U.S. government. Included are various items in their proposed Constitution which they will submit. The name of the state is to be Deseret.

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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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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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668152

Treasury Building destroyed by fire: reports & an investigation...

Item #668152

April 16, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1833  Most of page 2 and even a vbit of page 3 are taken up with a wealth of reporting and details on this burning of the Treasury Building. Included is: "Note of the President Directing an Investigation in Relation to the Fire" signed in type: Andrew Jackson.

The Treasury Building was totally destroyed save for the fireproof vaul... See More  

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668131

Some great content on the Burr Conspiracy...

Item #668131

January 28, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 1807  The ftpg. has a notable Proclamation signed by William Claiborne, gov. of the Louisiana Territory, concerning the Burr Conspiracy. It begins: "Whereas I have received information that certain persons are combining & confederating in a traitorous project to subvert the authority of the government of the United States over a port... See More  

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666799

Potential troubles in Mormon country...

Item #666799

June 25, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 25, 1857 



* Utah War - Expedition - Campaign

* Alfred Cumming and Brigham Young




Page 3 has a report headed: "Utah" which mentions in part: "...announcing that Col. Cumming...has been appointed Governor of Utah...difficulties to be encountered in Utah are more numerous & complicated...Among them may be incidentally ... See More  

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666798

Latest news from the Mormon country...

Item #666798

June 08, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1857  Page 3 has Mormon content headed: "Additional From Utah" which notes in part: "...in company with a large number of 'Gentiles' who found the Mormon country had become too hot  to hold them any longer..." with some items on the travels of Brigham Young (see).

Four pages, nice condition. The folder s... See More  

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$47.00
666797

The Mormons will fight to the death...

Item #666797

June 06, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 6, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Utah War - resist government




Page 3 has a report headed: "From The Mormon Country" which includes in part: "...The Mormons express themselves determined to resist to the death every attempt of the general government to establish any authority in Utah...They had a code of laws made by t... See More  

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666790

Terrific on the Battle of Buena Vista... Concerning Santa Fe, and the Taos Revolt...

Item #666790

April 07, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 7, 1847 



* Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican-American War




Page 3 has 2 1/2 columns taken up with perhaps the best detailed description of  the battle of Buena Vista we have encountered. It is headed: "Buena Vista: Another Account of The Battle".

Also on page 3: "A Battle In New Mexico" which reports a victory... See More  

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666789

Much on the Battle of Buena Vista, and other reports on the Mexican War...

Item #666789

April 06, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1847 



* Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican War




Page 2 has close to two very detailed columns concerning the historic Battle of Buena Vista, an American victory over a larger Mexican force.

The two reports are headed: "Battle of Buena Vista" and then: "Santa Anna--His Position--The Consequences of the Battle of Buena ... See More  

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666788

Santa Anna's report on the Battle of Buena Vista...

Item #666788

April 05, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 5, 1847  The front page has: "Santa Anna's Report" on the battle of Buena Vista, headed: "Republican Liberating Army" and signed in type by: Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna.

Pages 2 and 3 have Mexican War reports including: "From The Rio Grande" "From Vera Cruz" and more.

Four pages, very nice cond... See More  

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666781

Terrific account of the Taos Revolt... Mormons heading to California...

Item #666781

March 19, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 19, 1847 



* Taos Revolt - New Mexico

* Mexican-American War

* Mormons emigrating to California




Page 3 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with a wealth of detailed reporting on what is known as the Taos Revolt, an insurrection against the Americans for their occupation of Northern New Mexico. The governor, among others, was murdered.

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666779

The Mexican War, and a visit to Japan...

Item #666779

March 15, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,  March 15, 1847  The front page has eight Acts of Congress, several relating to the Mexican War.

Page 3 has much on the Mexican War including: "From Santa Fe" "Important From Mexico" and "The War". Also a lengthy report: "Commodore Biddle's Official Account of His Visit to Japan.

Four pages, very nic... See More  

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666741

Rousing letter from Santa Anna...

Item #666741

March 05, 1847

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



* Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

* Mexican-Amercian War




There is some fine reporting on the progress of the Mexican War, as page 3 has: "Official News From The Army" "News From Mexico" which includes a lengthy & detailed letter from the "U.S. Squadron off Anton Lizardo" which has much on Santa... See More  

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666658

The attraction of the Nebraska Territory...

Item #666658

February 26, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 1857 



* Western expansion



Page 3 has: "Nebraska Territory" which is a letter from Fort Calhoun which begins: "This most interesting Territory is rapidly settling up. No part of our great country presents such attracting inducements to the emigrant..." with more.

Also inside: "The Reported Treaty With Mex... See More  

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666655

William Walker's expedition to Nicaragua...

Item #666655

February 25, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 1857  Page 3 has most of a column headed: "The Situation of Walker in Nicaragua".

William Walker was an American physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary who organized several private military expeditions into Latin America, with the intention of establishing English-speaking colonies under his personal control.

Four page... See More  

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666645

Brigham Young is the law of the land...

Item #666645

April 01, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 1, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Utah Terrirtory law




The top of page 3 has a report headed: "From Utah" which tells of the rule of law in the Utah Territory.

A portion notes: "...It seems to be a settled fact that the laws of Congress cannot be carried out or put in force in this Territory;... See More  

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666643

Brigham Young is the head of the Mormons...

Item #666643

April 14, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 14, 1857  Page 3 has a report headed: "Affairs In Utah Territory" which includes in part: "...Brigham Young, the Governor of Utah Territory, is the acknowledged head of he 'Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints', commonly called 'Mormons', and as such head, the Mormons look to him, and to him alone, for... See More  

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666633

Wreck of a ship with 289 slaves on board...

Item #666633

April 26, 1841

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 26, 1841  Page 3 has a brief article: "A Slaver Wrecked" noting that: "The brig Troubadour...with 289 slaves on board...was wrecked ...on the Caycas Islands. All on board were saved...the vessel was totally lost...The negroes were taken possession of by the authorities of the island."

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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666257

Texas struggles for independence from Spain...

Item #666257

March 02, 1820

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 2, 1820  The ftpg. has an early letter datelines: "Republic of Texas, Fort Walker, Nov. 30th, 1819" with the letter detailing trouble there. Bits include: "...Our dangers, difficulties & troubles...have been great. Nacogdoches has fallen into the hands of our enemies...Frequent engagements take place between the two forces...I... See More  

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666108

Death of President John Quincy Adams, from the city where he died...

Item #666108

February 24, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington (D.C.), Feb. 24, 1848 



* President John Quincy Adams death

* Best title to be had ?




Page 3 has at the top center: "Death Of Ex-President Adams" with the report beginning: "The venerable Patriot and Statesman, John Quincy Adams, expired at the Capitol last evening...He lingered...insensible & unconscious from the period of his attack... See More  

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665914

Davy Crockett denies the recent book on him is his memoirs...

Item #665914

January 11, 1834

ATKINSON'S SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Jan. 11, 1834 



* Rare Davy Crockett report



Page 2 has a quite small, inconspicuous item noting: "Col. Davy Crocket [Crockett], in a letter to the editors of the National Intelligencer denies the authenticity of the book lately published, purporting to be his memoirs, and says that he is now writing his own life & adventures, w... See More  

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665833

The California Gold Rush...

Item #665833

December 02, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




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 botto... See More  

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665709

Nice content on the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #665709

November 19, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia trial




The front page has two-thirds of a column taken up with reports concerning the Harper's Ferry raid by John Brown, headed: "Insanity of Gerrit Smith" as well as; "Treatment of the Counsel of John Brown at Charlestown, Virgin... See More  

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665641

Beware of the infatuation for gold...

Item #665641

December 21, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848  Page 3 has an article: "Gold" which includes: "...all that has been reported of the gold regions of California to be true...rather a misfortune than a source of congratulation. Visions of golden sands...are filling...the minds of thousands, & if the epidemic continues we may expect to find them soon abandoning the plo... See More  

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665640

People deserting to follow the trail to the gold fields...

Item #665640

November 04, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1848  The front page has news on the Gold Rush headed: "From California", beginning: "In Upper California the gold excitement is on the increase..." with more.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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665457

Creating the Territory of California...

Item #665457

December 08, 1846

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

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665160

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

Item #665160

November 29, 1859

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



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - John E. Cook




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

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665157

Opening of the great Croton Aqueduct...

Item #665157

July 02, 1842

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



* Croton Aqueduct opens

* New York City water




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

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664744

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

Item #664744

March 18, 1865

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



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

* Only weeks prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination




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

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

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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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662765

Death of James Fenimore Cooper...

Item #662765

September 23, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 23, 1851



* American writer death



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

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

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662647

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #662647

June 20, 1848

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



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career



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

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662646

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

Item #662646

June 24, 1848

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



* Mexican-American War ends

* General William Orlando Butler

* Treaty of Peace ratification




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

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662645

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #662645

June 22, 1848

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



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career



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

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662644

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

Item #662644

June 29, 1848

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



* Wisconsin gains statehood



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

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662643

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican War...

Item #662643

July 08, 1848

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



* Mexican War ends

* Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

* Mexico - United States - Texas




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

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662641

Describing the cities of the gold rush...

Item #662641

July 06, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 has most of a column headed: "California" with some great text describing San Francisco and Benecia at that time. Also some talk of Napa and Sonoma. A great article with fine descriptive text on the principal cities of the gold rush.

Four pages, very nice con... See More  

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662640

California gold...

Item #662640

July 11, 1849

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

Four pages, very nice condition.

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662639

New lifestyle for ladies in California...

Item #662639

July 16, 1849

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



* Women & the California Gold rush - 49ers



Page 3 has an interesting article: "What The Ladies Do In California" now that they are in a dramatic different living situation than they were used to before moving close to the gold mines.

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

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662638

How to administer recently won California and New Mexico...

Item #662638

July 13, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 13, 1849  Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "The Administration and California" which has much discussion on how California and New Mexico--recently won in the Mexican-American War--are to be administered.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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662258

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #662258

January 11, 1849

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



* Early Abraham Lincoln



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

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662250

Building a railroad to the Rocky Mountains...

Item #662250

March 18, 1852

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



* Early railroad construction in the West



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

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661985

When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #661985

January 09, 1849

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



* Early Abraham Lincoln



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

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$52.00
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