Friday, October 21, 2011

America's Early Political Humorist

Read Seba Smith's The Life and Writings of Major Jack Downing here.
Here is a list of his works available in the public domain.
Though he died in 1868, Smith made news in Maine just last week. See here too.
He even has a Facebook page with biographical information.

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