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Richard Penn Smith (1799-1854)
1837 COL. CROCKETT'S EXPLOITS AND ADVENTURES IN TEXAS, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF SCARCE
London: R. Kennett, 1837. "This worthy and talented young man was well known in New Orleans. His parents were wealthy, he had received a liberal education, wa the pride and soul of the circle in which he moved, but his destiny was suddenly overshadowed by an act in which he had no agency, but his proud father in a moment of anger turned his face upon him, and the romantic youth, with a wounded spirit, commenced the roving life which he had pursued with success for four or five years. His father recently found out the great injustice that had been done his proud spirited son, recalled him, and a reconciliation took place; but the young man had become enamoured of Texas, and a young woman at Nacogdoches, and had already selected a plantation in Austin's colony, on which he intended to have settled in the course of the coming year." [TEXIANA] COL. CROCKETT'S EXPLOITS AND ADVENTURES IN TEXAS: WHEREIN IS CONTAINED A FULL ACCOUNT OF HIS JOURNEY FROM TENNESSEE TO THE RED RIVER AND NATCHITOCHES, AND THENCE ACROSS TEXAS TO SAN ANTONIO; INCLUDING His many Hair-Breadth Escapes; TOGETHER WITH A TOPOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND POLITICAL VIEW OF TEXAS. [Richard Penn Smith]. London: R. KENNETT, 14, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN, 1837. First English [BRITISH] Edition (originally published in 1836 in Philadelphia). 12mo. vii, 152 pages. Publisher's original pebbled cloth exhibiting bit of edgewear with some surface loss at corners, joints, spine ends; original paper title label toned, chipped with loss; interior clear and bright. The preface purports to be written by an Alex. J. Dumas, who clai … [Click Below for Full Description]
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