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Early report on the California Gold Rush...

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December 16, 1848

BOSTON MUSEUM, Dec. 16, 1848  Page 4 has: "California Gold" which includes: "All of our brethren are having their say about the California gold discoveries...But California, nor any other unsettled country, should not be peopled by fortune hunters. The wilderness wants practical men, not visionary drones...The mining fever is raging here as well as elsewhere...one of our citizens has been at the gold placers a few weeks; he had collected $1500 worth of the 'root of evil', & was still averaging at the rate of $100 per day..." and more (see).
Near the back is a: "Synopsis of the President's Message". Eight pages, decorative masthead, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War