Quote from A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee.

by Jim Morgan

We worked on for some years, renting ground, and paying high rent, until I found it wan’t the thing it was cracked up to be; and that I couldn’t make a fortune at it just at all. So I concluded to quit it, and cut out for some new country. In this time we had two sons, and I found I was better at increasing my family than my fortune. It was therefore the more necessary that I should hunt some better place to get along; and as I knowed I would have to move at some time, I thought it was better to do it before my family got too large, that I might have less to carry.