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A great letter on the decrepit state of California due to the rush for gold...
Item # 686930
February 02, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1849
* California gold rush
* Hardships for 49ers
Page 3 has: "For California" which reports of several ship heading to California. The back page has over half a column headed: "California--Gold Mines" which is a terrific letter relaying the situation in California at the time, at least that writer's telling of it. It begins: "The moral condition of the country was bad enough before the gold discoveries--it is now in a state of perfect chaos, and what it will be is known only to omniscience; though the slightest touch of sagacity will enable any one to see that the gold mines are destined to make matters worse rather than better..." with so much more.
Four pages, irregular and partially loose at the spine, otherwise nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War