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Davy Crockett speaks in Congress...

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March 01, 1834

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 1, 1834  As was typical with this newspaper, there is much reporting from Congress. Coverage from the "House of Representatives" includes some talk by Davy Crockett, reading in part: "Mr. Crockett said: Sir, as I am the only person from Tennessee in this house who am opposed to the administration, I hope I may get a few words in, that I may say what are my own notions on these matters..." with a bit more (see). Nice to have a period report on Davy Crockett when he was a member of Congress, and shortly before he would leave for Texas and fight--and die--at the Alamo.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, nice condition.

This 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