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Early report of Davy Crockett in Congress...

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April 10, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1830  Among the lengthy reports from Congress is a portion reading: "...Mr. Crockett moved to strike out the appropriation for West Point, and asked for the ayes and noes. An unsuccessful motion to adjourn was then made..." with just a bit more (see photos).
Among other reports in this issue are:
* General Harrison" with a letter signed in type: W. H. Harrison
* a letter signed: Andrew Jackson
* "Attempted Revolution in Cuba"
Complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, 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 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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