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679743

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

Item #679743

August 26, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807  The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another descriptive notice headed: &... See More  

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679450

Chasing after California gold in 1848...

Item #679450

December 09, 1848

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



* California gold rush fever



The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More  

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679449

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

Item #679449

April 27, 1848

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



* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career



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

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679377

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

Item #679377

August 19, 1845

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

During the years of 1842–54 Fremont personally led and directed five western expeditions. This set of issues details his lengthy report on the second expedition (1843-4), to the i
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679375

Much concerning the death of Elijah Lovejoy...

Item #679375

November 25, 1837

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1837 The back page has a lengthy letter from the Mayor of Alton, Illinois, written the day after the murder of famed abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy, with much reflection on the events. 

Following his letter are 8 other reports concerning Lovejoy's death as printed in other newspapers.

Four pages, scattered foxing. Folder size noted is for ... See More  

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679228

1849 gold rush...

Item #679228

April 10, 1849

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



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




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

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678714

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

Item #678714

October 02, 1807

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



* Lewis and Clark expedition



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

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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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678355

'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #678355

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848  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 were earlier newspaper reports of gold discovery, this was the first "official" ... See More  

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677419

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

Item #677419

October 30, 1851

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

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675018

Warsaw Jews given additional rights...

Item #675018

November 09, 1848

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



* Jewish - Jews - Judaica



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

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674859

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

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

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

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

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674543

Ship Pacific sued... Polk's funeral...

Item #674543

July 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849  Page 3 has a report "Ship Pacific" concerning a law suit for an over-sold ship to California. Also pg. 2 has a report on the: "Funeral Ceremonies" for President James K. Polk.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, minor foxing, good condition.

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674513

Early, detailed letter from San Diego...

Item #674513

April 24, 1847

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

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

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673987

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

Item #673987

July 19, 1849

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

Comple... See More  

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673119

'Official' report of the gold discovery in California...

Item #673119

December 07, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 



* Gold discovered in California

* Official government report

* Pre 49ers- Forty-Niners




Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.

Although there w... See More  

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671932

Reporting the Mexican War and more...

Item #671932

July 08, 1847

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

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

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668229

Natural Bridge of Virginia is for sale...

Item #668229

November 26, 1849

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



* Natural Bridge (Virginia)



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

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

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668228

Letters from California...

Item #668228

November 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "Nantucket Californians" which includes excerpts of letters from California, in part: "...I am not exactly sorry that I am here, but I wouldn't advise any of my friends to come...Some people must have given you very erroneous accounts from the diggings. The whole country is a barren place.... See More  

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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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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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668218

California, and work towards gaining statehood...

Item #668218

October 13, 1839

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 1849 



* California Republic for statehood ?



The top of page 3 has a column headed: "California" which includes talk of their efforts to gain statehood. 

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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668165

Daniel Webster on slavery...

Item #668165

June 27, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1833  The top of page 3 has: "Slavery In The United States" which is a state signed in type: Daniel Webster, in which he states his views on the issue. It includes in part: "...In my opinion the domestic slavery of the Southern States is a subject within the exclusive control of the States themselves...Congress has no authority... See More  

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668160
Item #668160

May 28, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 28, 1833  One-third of the front page is taken up with the historic treaty of commerce and navigation with Russia, containing all 13 Articles and appropriate signatures in type, including: Andrew Jackson as President.

The back page begins with: "A New Plan For the Public Buildings In Washington" which has considerable detail, taking mos... 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 



* Treasury Building (Washington, D.C.)

* Arson fire disaster




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... See More  

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668144

The gold lands of the Cherokees...

Item #668144

March 19, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 19, 1833  The front page has a half column report headed: "The Cherokee Case" concerning the gold lands in Georgia.

The back page has 2 reward ads for runaway slaves, with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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668142

Andy Jackson is elected President, in a Washington, D.C., newspaper...

Item #668142

February 14, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 14, 1833 



* President Andrew Jackson election



Page 3 has a notable report on the results of the: "Presidential Election" noting in part: "The hour of one having arrived,  the Senate  attended...the President of the senate...proceed to open the votes of the electors in the several states for President and Vice Presid... See More  

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668138

The Chesapeake-Leopard Affair of 1807...

Item #668138

November 23, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 23, 1807 



* Chesapeake-Leopard affair

* Naval engagement off Virginia




Page 3 has content concerning the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair with the British, including a lengthy letter signed in type by: Stephen Decatur, Jr.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668137

Why they failed to return with the Mandan Indian chief...

Item #668137

November 29, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 1807  Page 3 has close to 3 columns taken up with: "Extract of a Letter from Nathaniel Pryor to General Clarke, Indian Agent, dated St. Louis, 16th October, 1807". The letter reports on the failure to return with the Mandan Indian chief, and the reasons why, with much detail on an Indian battle.

Some period notations but not affect... See More  

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668136

Jefferson acknowledges troops raised for the militia...

Item #668136

November 04, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson



Page 2 has a letter from the "Washington County Militia" or Pennsylvanian concerning troops raised for the militia, followed by a note of thanks from the President, signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Pages 2 & 3 contain a very lengthy: "Portrait Of Aaron Burr, No. 1" of what must ha... See More  

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668134

Two front page Acts of Congress signed by Jefferson...

Item #668134

February 20, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson



The first column of the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, archival repair at the top of the blank spine, nice condition.

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668133

Five front page Acts of Congress signed by Jefferson...

Item #668133

February 13, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 1807 



* President Thomas Jefferson



Half of the front page is taken up with five Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: Th. Jefferson. One is for the erection of light houses, and another for surveying the coasts of the U.S.

Four pages, nice condition.

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668132

Thomas Jefferson... The Burr Conspiracy...

Item #668132

February 09, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 1807 



* Colonel Aaron Burr



Over half of the front page is "An Act" of Congress concerning circuit & district courts in North Carolina.

Page 2 has a note to Congress concerning a situation with France, signed in type: Th. Jefferson. Both pages 2 & 3 has various letters concerning the Burr Conspiracy.

Four pages, nice c... 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 



* Colonel Aaron Burr



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 th... 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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666794

The notable Anderson vs. Poindexter Ohio slave case...

Item #666794

May 13, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 13, 1857 



* John Anderson vs. Henry Poindexter



The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Important Slave Case In Ohio" which is the notable Anderson vs. Poindexter case in the Ohio Supreme Court.

Henry Poindexter, the slave of John Anderson in Campbell County, Kentucky, was given his freedom by the Supreme Court of Ohio. In 18... See More  

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666793

Details on the Mormon immigrants from Great Britain...

Item #666793

May 08, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 8, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism - immigration



Page 3 has an article: "The Mormons Again" which is a report on the immigrants from Great Britain. Some interesting details.

Four pages, very nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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666792

The Spirit Lake Massacre...

Item #666792

May 07, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1857 



* Spirit Lake Massacre - Sioux Indians - Iowa



Page 3 has nearly a full column article on the infamous Spirit Lake Massacre. The article is headed: "The Late Indian Massacre at Spirit Lake and contains a great wealth of detail.

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

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666791

An interesting confrontation at Santa Barbara...

Item #666791

April 08, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 8, 1847  Page 3 has: "Claims Against Texas and the U. States" as well as: "From Vera Cruz", a letter from the "Field opposite Vera Cruz". Then: "Santa Anna's Pass.

There is a report: "From California" noting in part: "At Santa Barbara, 150 mounted & well-armed Californians attacked... 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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666787

A great wealth on the Mexican War...

Item #666787

April 02, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 2, 1847 



* Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican-American War

* General Zachary Taylor




Page 3 has much on the Mexican War including: "Latest From Gen. Taylor's Army" "Vera Cruz" "The Battle of Buena Vista" "Investment of Vera Cruz" and a letter from Sacrificio, near Vera Cruz.

Four pages, very... See More  

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666785

Battle of Buena Vista, and much more...

Item #666785

March 31, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 31, 1847 



* Battle of Buena Vista

* Mexican-American War

* General Zachary Taylor




Page 3 has some fine reporting on the historic Battle of Buena Vista, an American victory in a battle against a larger Mexican army.

"Glorious But Dear-Bought Victory", then a letter from New Orleans with detail. Also: "Battle of Buena... See More  

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