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Terrific report on the gold in California...
Item # 686902
January 06, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 1849 Over two columns on page 2 are taken up with an excellent and very detailed letter headed: "Diluvial Gold Deposits of California". It begins: "The excitement of the public mind, growing out of the discovery of native gold in the diluvial deposits of California, will, I trust, furnish an apology for the present communication....". The letter has a wealth of information on the gold deposits, less than half of which is seen in the photos.
The letter is signed: Henry R. Schoolcraft, a noted American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist.
Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War