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Nice & very early account of the California Gold Rush...

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September 27, 1848

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 27, 1848  Among the articles inside: "Slavery Among the Indians" "Slavery" "Kentucky & Slavery" as well as a nice item: "Gold Fever In California" which is an early report on the discovery of gold.
The latter item includes in part: "...it has been discovered that the sands which border the American Fork and Feather rivers...are full of particles of gold...It is got by was hinging the sane...A single person will gather by this process from one to two ounces per day--and some have gone as high as a hundred dollars' worth...Talk to a laborer about hiring him for $50 a month & he will turn up his hose at you..." with more detail. Also: "The accounts are wonderful. Steady working men average $10 per day, ...A carpenter can get $100 per day...How long the bubble will last it is impossible to say..." with more.
Page 2 has a brief item: "The Mormon Temple" noting: "The story now is that the Temple has not yet been purchased by any body; but only the refusal of it obtained on favorable terms, with the intention of training funds at the east to make art a sort of Home Mission College."
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, good condition.

(added after the original catalog went to print and is only available on-line)

Category: Pre-Civil War