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Davy Crockett (1786-1836)
Nashville: Published by the heirs of Col. Crockett, 1836. "It is somewhat of an anomaly (though not in the case of Almanac makers) for a person to publish anything after their decease. But the fact is Col. Crockett had prepared the matter for this year's Almanac before he went to Texas. And the last year's one having such an immense sale, he was induced to prepare matter and illustrations for several Almanacs. So that his absence for two or three years should not prevent the Almanac's being published, so that his family might have the benefit of it. From a careful perusal of his manuscript writings, there is enough to make six almanacs after the present one, and they will continue to be published until 1843. Col. Crockett was always wide awake and duly sober, but of a restless disposition. And after he lost his election to Congress, he found the bears had got so thinned out, that he should soon want for employment. The news of the invasion of Texas by the Mexicans having arrived at this time, and many of his old friends and neighbors having gone there to settle, he determined to go and lend them a hand to whip the Mexicans. The sketches concerning Texas are taken from the letters he wrote home. And a correct account is given of his last days and death at the siege of Bexar, where he fell fighting with the greatest bravery." Vol I. No 3. "Go Ahead!" Davy Crockett's 1837 ALMANACK, OF WILD SPORTS IN THE WEST, Life n the Backwoods, & Sketches of Texas. Nashville: Published by the heirs of Col. Crockett, [1836]. 12mo. 46, [2] pages. Original pictorial wrappers bound in cloth bac … [Click Below for Full Description]
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