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

by Jim Morgan

In truth, I believe, as firmly as I do that General Jackson is president, that if it hadn’t been for Carroll, we should all have been genteely licked that time, for we were in a devil of a fix; part of our men on one side of the creek, and part on the other, and the Indians all the time pouring it on us, as hot as fresh mustard to a sore shin. I will not say exactly that the old general was whip’d; but I will say, that if we escaped it at all, it was like old Henry Snider going to heaven, "mita tam tite squeeze."