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Exploring & discovering New Mexico...



Item # 668223

November 08, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1849 Page 3 has a full column of text headed: "New Mexico"  which is a very lengthy letter from Santa Fe.
The focus is on an expedition into the Navajo Indian territory which has some detail on interesting discoveries including what is now known as Montezuma's Castle, with reports that they thought they were ruins of the Aztec empire (was not true). Also nice talk of petroglyphs, and other natural curiosities discovered.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

Category: Pre-Civil War