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September 25, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, Sun.., Sept. 26, 1869 

* "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th) - 2nd report **
* New York Wall Street financial crisis
* Stock Market & gold Panic begins


The top of page 3 has one column headings: "WALL STREET" "The Scene of Friday's Great Financial Contest and Stampede" "The Government Sale of Gold Yesterday" and more. Text takes up more than 4 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, small piece torn away at the blank spine, otherwise nice.

Category: Post-Civil War