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September 25, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, Sat., Sept. 25, 1869 

* "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th) - 1st report **
* New York Wall Street financial crisis
* Stock Market & gold Panic begins


The top of page 3 has one column headings: "WALL STREET" "Great Excitement" "The Bulls and Bears and Sharks and Sharpers Biting and Tearing Each Other" "BEdlam In Teh Gold Room" and more. Text takes up 3 columns. Great to have in a NYC publication.
This is a report on the great gold panic of 1869 when wealthy financiers Fisk and Gould caused a financial panic by attempting to corner the gold market. It was one of several scandals that rocked the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant (see hyperlink).
Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, otherwise very nice.

Category: Post-Civil War