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Item # 668228

November 20, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1849  Page 3 has an article: "Nantucket Californians" which includes excerpts of letters from California, in part: "...I am not exactly sorry that I am here, but I wouldn't advise any of my friends to come...Some people must have given you very erroneous accounts from the diggings. The whole country is a barren place...I have  been...over 8 years in California & am yet unmarried. My friend...lately left for Scotland & I have given him a commission to bring me out a wife of the following description: not less than six feet, blue eyes, and auburn hair...as soon as the country is a little more settled, about 10,000 first-rate girls will start for California..." with more.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War