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Debating the Compromise of 1850... Heading for the gold fields...
Item # 682930
June 06, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 6, 1850 The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with the: "Debate In The Senate" on what would be called the Compromise of 1850, championed by Henry Clay. This work would determine whether new territories won in the Mexican War would be free or slave.
Page 2 has reports from the Senate including the: "Fugitive Slave Bill". Page 3 has: "A Letter From Mr. Calhoun to Col. Tarpley, of Mississippi" signed in type: J. C. Calhoun. Letters from him in the press were uncommon.
The back page has: "Late From California" noting: "...business at San Francisco was prosperous, with great activity...the emigration to the mines was immense. There is at this time but few Californians in St. Joseph, nearly all having left for the Plains..." with more on the emigration west to the gold fields.
Four pages, nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War