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Rare Newspaper….Erastus “Deaf” Smith death in Texas

October 1, 2007

Here is a complete, genuine historic newspaper with the following title, date and description: THE GLOBE, Washington, Dec. 16, 1837.

On page 3 under Texas is a report datelined Houston, December 9 stating in part:

We have just received the intelligence of the death of Deaf Smith. He died at Fort Bend, on the 30th ult. His iron frame has sunk under the severe fatigues and exposures to which he has too willingly subjected himself. This singular individual was one of the few men whose names alone bear with them more respect than sounding titles. Major, colonel, general, sink into significance before the simple, ordinary name of Deaf Smith. That name is identified with the battlefields of Texas; his eulogy is inseparably interwoven with the most thrilling annals of our country, and will long yield to our traditionary narratives a peculiar interest. –Telegraphy

It is really interesting to know that the reporter used the word, ‘Deaf’ in the newspaper: THE GLOBE, Washington, Dec. 16, 1837. Click his name to read the story about him —> Erastus ‘Deaf’ Smith

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  1. Deep Ears
    October 5, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Check it out:

    http://www.tcm.com/video/videoPlayer/?cid=136577

    You can ask a hearing friend to make a transcript.

  2. October 30, 2007 at 10:33 am

    excelent… i’am very impresion

    bye

  3. LESLEY
    November 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    IM DOING A REPOR ON HIM AND U GUY HELP A LOT I GOT A 100%

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