Col. Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas: Wherein is Contained, a Full Account of His Journey from Tennessee to the Red River and Natchitoches, and Thence Across Texas to San Antonio, Including His Many Hair-breadth Escapes; Together with a Topographical, Historical, and Political View of Texas ...

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Nafis & Cornish, 1845 - Texas - 204 pages
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This book is a total forgery!
Supposedly Crockett’s journal taken at the Alamo by Mexican General Castrillón and then recovered at the Battle of San Jacinto, but in fact written by Richard Penn
Smith and Charles T. Beale.[27] The work has been called "ingenious pseudo-autobiography."[28]
• Howes, US-IANA, S654. Howes attributes the work to Richard Penn Smith and calls it "ingenious pseudo-autobiography."

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Page 176 - The Mexican government, by its colonization laws, invited and induced the Anglo-American population of Texas to colonize its wilderness under the pledged faith of a written constitution that they should continue to enjoy that constitutional liberty and republican government to which they had been habituated in the land of their birth, the United States of America.
Page 176 - Anna, who, having overturned the constitution of his country, now offers us the cruel alternative either to abandon our homes, acquired by so many privations, or submit to the most intolerable of all tyranny, the combined despotism of the sword and the priesthood.
Page 35 - I was slowly rising the slope, when I was startled by loud, profane, and boisterous voices which seemed to proceed from a thick covert of undergrowth about two hundred yards in the advance of me, and about one hundred to the right of my road. "You kin, kin you?
Page 37 - I went to the ground from which he had risen, and there were the prints of his two thumbs, plunged up to the balls in the mellow earth, about the distance of a man's eyes apart ; and the ground around was broken up as if two stags had been engaged upon it.
Page 22 - ... found out. The way I got to the blind side of the Yankee merchant was pretty generally known before election day, and the result was that my opponent might as well have whistled jigs to a milestone as attempt to beat up for votes in that district. I beat him out and out, quite back into the old year, and there was scarce enough left of him, after the canvass was over, to make a small grease spot. He disappeared without even leaving a mark behind; and such will be the fate of Adam Huntsman, if...
Page 35 - I'll see you a fair fight, blast my old shoes if I don't." "That's sufficient, as Tom Haynes said when he saw the Elephant. Now let him come.
Page 36 - I had overcome about half the space which separated it from me, when I saw the combatants come to the ground, and, after a short struggle, I saw the uppermost one (for I could not see the other) make a heavy plunge with both his thumbs, and at the same instant I heard a cry in the accent of keenest torture,
Page 35 - Oh, wake snakes, and walk your chalks! Brimstone and— fire! Don't hold me, Nick Stoval! The fight's made up, and let's go at it— My soul if I don't jump down his throat, and gallop every chitterling out of him before you can say 'quit'!
Page 21 - ... was still sticking between the logs, as if Job had flung it there on purpose to tempt me. I was not slow in raising it to the counter, the rum followed of course, and I wish « I may be shot, if I didn't, before the day was over, get ten quarts for the same identical skin, and from a fellow, too, who in those parts was considered as sharp as a steel trap, and as bright as a pewter button. This joke secured me my election, for it soon circulated like smoke among my constituents, and they allowed,...
Page 168 - Fire, and be dd," returned the pirate, at the top of his voice, in plain English. And sure enough they took his advice, for the next minute we were saluted with a discharge of musketry, the report of which was so loud that we were convinced they all had fired. Before the smoke had cleared away we had each selected our man, fired, and I never did see such a scattering among their ranks as followed. We beheld several mustangs running wild without their riders over the prairie, and the balance of the...

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