Frontiersman, defender of the Alamo, congressman from Tennessee, archetypal hero of the early United States.
Free Frank, Signed, “Free / David Crockett,” on the address panel, with a red circular stamp, Washn City / February 17  in the upper left, and a red stamped FREE on the right, next to Crockett’s written “Free.” To John Wickham, Esq., Richmond, Virginia, a prominent member of the Virginia bar.
Written while serving in the House of Representatives as a Congressman from Tennessee. Davy Crockett was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1826 as a Jacksonian, and again in 1829 and 1833 as an Anti-Jacksonian. During his first Congressional term he broke with President Andrew Jackson and the new Democratic Party over Crockett’s desire for preferential treatment of squatters occupying land in Western Tennessee. He was also opposed to their policies on Indian removal.
Davy Crockett had served as a scout for Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812. He became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits which were popularized by stage plays and almanacs. When he was denied re-election to Congress in 1834, and passed over for the Whig nomination for President in 1836, Davy Crockett decided to go to Texas where he hoped to rejuvenate his political career and possibly become a land agent. All those dreams ended in early March, 1836 at the Alamo.
Framed (with a cream inner mat and a brown outer mat, with a printed image, in a Western style frame) dimensions: 17 inches wide by 12 1/8 inches high.
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- Western Americana