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Beware of the infatuation for gold...

Item # 665641

December 21, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 1848  Page 3 has an article: "Gold" which includes: "...all that has been reported of the gold regions of California to be true...rather a misfortune than a source of congratulation. Visions of golden sands...are filling...the minds of thousands, & if the epidemic continues we may expect to find them soon abandoning the plough and the work bench, the fundamental sources of a nation's property..." & more.
An early report concerning the California Gold Rush.
Four pages, binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War