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Great letter on the rush to the gold fields of California...
Item # 630616
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 persons have collected in one day, of the finest grade gold, from three to eight hundred dollars..." and more. A great letter from the early days of the California Gold Rush.
Four pages, small folio size, very nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War