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Gold Rush report in a South Carolina newspaper...



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February 20, 1849

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 20, 1849  Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "The War the Gold is Gathered", mostly taken up with a letter datelined at San Francisco, Dec. 25, 1848. It is prefaced with a note: "...letter from the Gold Region...gives rather a gloomy view of the state of affairs in the new Eldorado...California cannot be quite as agreeable a place to live in as Columbia, although neither gold dust nor any other form of that precious metal is to be found 'in these diggings'..".
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War