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Letter signed by Davy Crockett...



Item # 647461

February 28, 1835

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 28, 1835 Inside has an article headed: "Presidency" which is a letter signed in type: David Crockett, with a prefacing sentence: "In a letter to the editor of a paper published in his congressional district, col. Crockett gives us the following information & reflections:" & what follows is Davy Crockett's letter (see). Published letters signed in type by Crockett are quite rare. This is followed by a letter signed in type by: James Buchanan, long before his Presidency.
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, dampstaining in the lower corner, otherwise in nice condition.

This 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, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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