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Wagon trains passing Fort Laramie... The Territory of Utah...

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August 17, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, August 17, 1850  Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.
Fully half of the front page is taken up with: "Texas and New Mexico - Message From President Fillmore" dated Aug. 6, 1850. In this historic message, Fillmore announces his support of the compromise with Texas. He sends a message to Congress recommending that Texas be paid to abandon claims to part of New Mexico and that the Wilmot Proviso, which states that all land acquired from the Mexican War be closed to slavery, be overturned.
The balance of the front page is a lengthy letter "From Mr. Webster, Secretary of State, to Gov. Bell, of Texas" signed in type: Daniel Webster.
Other articles: "From California" which talks of the gold; "The Jews" "The Territory of Utah" which notes in part: "The bill which has passed the Senate providing a Territorial Government; for Utah, roses the boundary of that territory as follows..."; Congress - Texas Boundary Bill Passed, & the California Bill Engrossed by the Senate" "From Fort Laramie" which reports on the wagon trains crossing the Plains.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War