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Number of California gold diggers...

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November 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 28, 1849 

* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners

The bottom of page 3 has: "Gold Diggers" with: "...an official report to the War  Dept.  on the civil affairs of California, Gen. Riley estimates the number of persons actually employed in digging for gold at ten thousand, while the number of persons engaged in other employments at the placers would greatly increase this amount...".
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War