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Giving up much for the gold in California...

Item # 686966

April 09, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 9, 1849  The entire front page & a portion of page 2 are taken up with the: "Speech of Mr. Jas. McDowell On the Formation of Governments for New Mexico and California", recently won during the Mexican War.
Page 3 has: "From the Isthmus of Panama" concerning passengers who used this route to the gold fields of California. Also: "For California" which includes an account of an elderly couple from Illinois who gave up so much in hopes of their: "...return with an abundance of the rich metal to her children, some years hence. They had sold their farm & proposed to make the entire trip by land..." with more.
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War