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President Harrison is ill... Emigrating to California 7 years before the discovery of gold...



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April 03, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1841  Page 2 has an ominous report: "President Harrison...was taken ill on Saturday evening last of la severe pneumonia, which, for several days assumed such character as to create the most serious apprehensions..." and a bit more.
He would die of this affliction on April 4, holding the presidency for just one month.
Another page has a report: "California - An expedition is expected to leave Missouri in the  course of a few months for Upper California...58 individual volunteered for the expedition, 19 of whom will take their families with them..." & a bit more.
Uncommon to find reports of emigrating to California 7 years before the discovery of gold.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, light foxing, nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War