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Early from the capital of Florida...

Item # 693632

March 31, 1849

THE FLORIDIAN & JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, March 31, 1849 

* Early California gold rush report
* Rare title from pre-civil war Florida

A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a wealth of ads as well. 
Page 2 has: "From California" which features a very nice & lengthy letter on the Gold Rush (see), including in part: "...As for gold, I have plenty of it. I have got about 793 pounds...The excitement is so great that everybody has been digging gold...Living here is now two dollars a a day...The gold country is immense...If you was here you could make money at your trade just as you please..." and more, signed by: George W. Morrill.
Page 2 has another report taking 3/4 of a column headed: "Very Late From California, By Pigeon Express" with some nice content as well (see).
Four pages, damp staining in the top half, rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War