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Early reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item # 665827

December 19, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 1848  The back page has some nice, early Gold Rush content with the top of a column headed: "From California" containing several reports, one noting: "...The attention of the whole population is entirely devoted to the gold region...Much sickness prevails & many die...but the truth is, they are so entirely absorbed by the mania for gold that they care nothing for comfort & submit to every privation...all are successful & value money but little..." and more.
This is followed by: "The Gold Mines Not Inexhaustible" with details. Also on the bkpg. is a poem: "Rhymes Of the Gold Diggers".
Four pages, minor binding slits at the blank spine, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War