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Survey of the Mason-Dixon line complete...

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November 27, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, November 27, 1849  The Natural Bridge of Virginia is for sale? The front page has an account of one man's reaction to this very true event. His thoughts challenge us to consider whether or not such beauty should somehow be preserved for the public good, and to appreciate the simple pleasures of a rainbow, a sunset, and the fresh dew of the morning. It is nice to read his views written more than 25 years before the 1st National Park (Yellowstone) was established, and more than 50 years before the establishment of the National Park System (in 1916).

Another report on the front page is "Mason and Dixon's Line" which reports "The survey of the section of the boundary line of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, authorized by the Legislatures of the respective States, under a joint commission , was completed on Thursday last. Co. Graham and Lieutenant Thorn, of the united States Topographical Corps, were the engineers, having been assigned to the duty by the War Department, at the request of the Governors of the three States..."  Page two features an Address of the National Railroad Convention, Assembled at St. Louis to the People of the United States.  The backpage features an advertisement for submissions of plans for "Virginia Washington Monument" which was for the erection of the Washington Monument.

This is complete in four pages, much political reporting with other news of the day and period advertising are found throughout. Four pages, very nice condition (see images).

Category: Pre-Civil War