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Davy Crockett....

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May 10, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 10, 1834

* Davy Crockett

A brief item at the top of an inside page mentions: "Col. Crockett is yet on his "tower" to the north, and has much amused the people by his originalities, and the broad good humor that plays on his "honest face". (see). There is much reporting from Congress, and also an article headed: "Great Aeronautic Expedition" concerning a trip in a balloon (see). This latter article has a piece from the margin affecting just two letters with no loss of readability. Other news of the day throughout. Measures 6 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches, nice condition. This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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