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Praise for Colonel Davy Crockett...



Item # 647466

September 7, 1833

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1833  An inside page has an article with small heading: "Col. Crockett" which begins: "A great deal has been said in the newspapers concerning col. Crockett, who has been again elected a member of congress from Tennessee. It was the misfortune of the colonel to have received no school education in his youth, and since to have had but little opportunity to retrieve that defect, but he is a man of a strong mind, and of great goodness of heart..." with more (see) and ending with: "We have been oftentimes asked 'what sort of a man is colonel Crockett?' and the general reply was--'just such a one as you would desire to meet with, if any accident or misfortune had happened to you on the high way' ." Less than three years later he would die at the Alamo.
As for other  content, half of the back page is taken up with a: "Treaty With Naples" which is signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, scattered foxing, otherwise in very good 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, 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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