"An Account of Colonel Crockett's Tour: North and Down East in the Year 1834" by David Crockett is an first-hand account of the trip of the famous pioneer settler to the Northeast and Middle West in his own words.
David "Davy" Crockett (1786-1836) was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture as "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U. S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, where he died in the famous Battle of the Alamo.
The book was written, in part, as a campaign piece in Crockett's House of Representatives re-election effort for the 1836 Congressional term. It was also a testing of Crockett's potential on a national scale, since 1836 was also a Presidential year. As such, he makes reference to the burning questions of the day----President Jackson's destruction of the United States Bank, his restructuring of of the Post Office Department, now raised to a Cabinet Level to save money, which resulted in a wider loss than before, and Jackson's vetoes of internal improvements in frontier areas----which Davy vehemently opposed even though he was of Jackson's party. Jacksonian Democrats used all their influence to try to defeat Crockett as they had in 1832 when he opposed Jackson's Indian (Cherokee Removal Bill) bill. In that effort, Davy prevailed. In this election (1834) he was defeated. Near the end of the campaign, Crockett said in his inimitable style to his enemies, "If I lose this race, you can all go to Hell---I'll go to Texas!" He did lose and wound up as an American folk hero for his part in the Siege of the Alamo.
Crockett's account of his Northern tour is written in his folksy, come-what-may attitude and is of interest to any student of social and economic conditions of the early 19th century.
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