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Great, early California Gold Rush report...

Item # 698142

December 12, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 1848  The top of the back page has a column head: "Further Of The Gold Mines" which is an early report on the California Gold Rush. It is primarily a lengthy letter datelined "Monterey, California, August 29, 1848".
A few bits include: "The gold discoveries still continue--every day brings some new deposits to light. It has been found in large quantities...At present the people are running over the country & picking it out of the earth here and there, just as a thousand hogs let loose in a forest would root up ground-nuts...The whole country is now moving on the mines..." and so much more.
Truly a terrific gold rush letter, and early as the majority of the "rush" was in 1849.
Four pages, binding slits at the blank spine, minor margin wear, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War