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America now owns Alaska...

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June 23, 1867

THE TIMES, San Francisco, California, June 23, 1867  

* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly
* William H. Seward - Russia

The top of the front page has column heads including; "Formal Ratification of the Russian Treaty" which refers to the purchase of Alaska from Russia, or known as "Seward's Folly".
The report is very brief, just noting: "The final exchange of the ratification of the Russo-American treaty took place to-day...and the President issued a proclamation announcing the final ratification."
Four pages, very large size, never bound nor trimmed, minimal fold wear, minor fold foxing. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Category: Post-Civil War