DAYS OF YORE

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“Since you have cho­sen to elect a man with a tim­ber toe to suc­ceed me, you may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.”

— Davy Crock­ett, upon los­ing his re-elec­tion to Congress by 252 votes, to con­stituents and com­pan­ions at the Union Ho­tel in Mem­phis, Ten­nessee, on Nov. 1, 1835. He even­tu­ally set­tled in San An­to­nio and was killed dur­ing the Bat­tle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836 (from Texas State His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety records).

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