Samuel Adams Hammett


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(1816–65), Southwestern frontier humorist, who embroidered his adventures with typical frontier anecdotes, dialect, and tall tales and published them as A Stray Yankee in Texas (1853), The Wonderful Adventures of Captain Priest (1855), and Piney Woods Tavern, or Sam Slick in Texas (1858). He used the pseudonym Philip Paxton.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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