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Davy Crockett

    David Crockett was born August 17, 1786, he lived in the time, and certainly heard about the deadly wound of the papacy in 1798.  Davy was an American patriot, pioneer and politician, as well as a typical frontiersman, marksman, hunter and trapper.  He was considered about half unlettered.  He received letters from Sam Houston and wrote letters to his wife.  He served General Jackson in the Creek campaign where he met Sam Houston, and became good friends.  In 1821 he was elected to the Tennessee legislature, winning popularity through campaign speeches studded with yarns and homespun metaphors.  The image of the rough backwoods legislator made quite an impression during his lifetime and even after his death.  Davy followed a second term in the state legislature in 1823, and ran for the United States congress.  He failed of being elected in 1825, but won in 1827, and 1829.  He opposed President Jackson's Indian policy. Thus was he defeated in 1831.  Though he sometimes tangled with Indians, many he came to love and respect.  Davy barely won in 1833 the year the stars fell, and suffered his final defeat in 1835.  With a belly full of Washington, Davy decided to take up Sam Houston's invitation to come to Texas and settle there.  Davy got word that Texans were wanting to declare their independence and become a Republic, a word that was very dear to Davy, you know, the kind of word that makes a lump come up in your throat.

    Davy Crockett was one of those early Americans fresh out of the Dark Ages when Catholicism munched with iron teeth, he knew well of its tyrannical nature.  He knew that Catholicism was the religion of Mexico, and that it would try to come into America from the south, and thus perceiving that helping in the cause of Texas, would be a victory against Catholicism, which was attempting to revive its wounded head.

    Davy had looked forward to meeting up with his friend Sam Houston in San Antonio.   Houston wrote Davy and told him of his intentions to meet with him, but the way things were going at the time, he was unable to do so.  The letter meant a lot to Davy and encouraged his heart.

    The Texans and Tennesseans fought bravely at the Alamo for civil and religious freedom.  Davy is said to have fought very hard, and died manfully. 

    "As for Crockett's character is concerned, the significant thing is that he struck out for what he conceived to be justice."  The Alamo p. 142 by John Myers.  In other words he stood up for what he knew was right.

    Davy wasn't what you would call real religious, but he wasn't irreligious either.

    He was known to help preachers, and even convinced one to fight at the Alamo.

    He knew he was a sinner in need of a Saviour.  Surely he said his prayers the night before the final battle, and hoped in the Creator.

    The Scriptures are so true where it states: "In her (the Catholic church) was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth."



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