DAVY CROCKETT REELECTED TO CONGRESS
Niles’ Weekly Register, Baltimore, Maryland
September 7, 1833
This earlier precursor to modern news magazines such as “U.S. News” contains an interesting and supportive article on Congressman and future hero of the Alamo, Davy Crockett. It reads, in part, “Col. CROCKETT. A great deal has been said in the newspapers concerning col. Crockett, who has been again elected a memberof congress from Tennessee. It was the misfortune of the colonel to have received no school education in his youth, and since to have but little opportunity to retrieve that defect; but he is a man of a strong mind, and of great goodness of heart.” The article ends 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.’”
“THE EARTHQUAKE.” An earthquake strikes Virginia (there were quakes on the East Coast at this time)–this is an amazing report of the quake’s effect on a coal mine. In part, “The negroes in the pits being much alarmed by the earthquake, rushed at once to the mouth of the shaft…” One was so frightened, he grabbed onto a “corve” that was about to ascend, but missed, brutally killing him and another man.
16 pages, origina and complete, and in fine condition. Love that article on Crockett!