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"David Crockett made reference to Bateman's Drops in Chapter 9 of his A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett in 1834, calling them 'Batesman's draps': "And so the woman, who had a bottle of Batesman's draps, thought if they killed me, I would only die any how, and so she would try it with me. She gave me the whole bottle, which throwed me into a sweat that continued on me all night; when at last I seemed to make up, and spoke, and asked her for a drink of water. ""