Colonel David Crockett was one of the most remarkable men of the times in which he lived.
Born in humble life, but gifted with a strong will, an indomitable courage, and unremitting perseverance,
as well as an aptitude for accumulating information from his intercourse with men of superior education,
he rose to posts of high honor and distinction His talent for original humor caused his sayings to be admired and quoted,
reported in newspapers, and received with applause throughout America and Europe.