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Early mention of Davy Crockett...



Item # 633984

December 19, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 19, 1829 

* Early Davy Crockett mention

In the reports from Congress is discussion of land in Tennessee, which includes: "...but after a brief debate Mr. Crockett's resolution was agreed to. The following are the names of the select committee, Messrs. Crockett, Evans of Me. Tracy, Polk, Hawkins, and Grennell..." and more.
Among the other reports in this issue are: "War Department" "Treasury Department" and additional reporting from Congress.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/2 by 10 inches with minor foxing.  Generally in nice condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th 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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