The commentary was found in The magazine of American history... in the Reminiscences of Colonel Chester.
"It was in the month of March, 1890, that the following conversation with Colonel Chester took place at his home in Jackson, Tennessee. It opened about Jackson, through my remark that some late writers placed Andrew Jackson and David Crockett in the same rank. " No," he said decidedly ; " they stood on a very different plane. Jackson was a wonderful man. Crockett was a backwoodsman only. Jackson was equally able in great or small affairs."