all the acts and deeds of my attorney touching the above businesses - In witeness where of I have (?) let my hand and (?) - Elizabeth Crockett"

    Supposedly, "Brack" was able to procure Elizabeth the sum of $26, owed her by the state of Texas for her husband's service. Years later, when he was in his late 50's, "Brack" moved from Ellis County to Eskota. He lived there 10 or more years before being shot down by the cowardly Frank Anderson at the age of 70.

    Rodney and I are pretty sure Elizabeth was thinking of Benjamin when she conferred the rank of Col. on "Brack." He was only in his mid-20's at the time, but we guess he could've fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-48) at age 18 or 19. His famous uncle, however, was no doubt a colonel at the time, and had definitely fought in the Mexican-American War and several Indian engagements.

    However ... this letter could've been written to "Brack's" father - William Lenoir Mitchell Sr. He would've been 57 at the time. Maybe a more plausible scenario, but afraid I don't know anything about "Brack's" father. Anyone?

Letter written to William L. Mitchell in 1854 by Davy Crockett's widow Elizabeth.