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Chasing after California gold in 1848...

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December 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 

* California gold rush fever

The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the precious metals (which are said to be as plentiful as blackberries) on the mountains & in the rivers of the Pacific..." with more.
Page 3 has; "The Gold Mines Of California" which includes a lengthy & descriptive letter, followed by another report: "California and Its Gold"  taking three-quarters of a column.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War