Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Oswald Townsend, in a petition for a Revolutionary war pension: came to Boonesborough in fall of 75; enrolled and served in Capt. DB's company. Acted as a guard and spy in Boone's company. Served Boonesborough for many years. Was at the Battle of the Blue Licks. Born in NC in 1758. 11C26

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1832

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Jesse Hodges, from his petition for a Revolutionary war pension, Madison county, KY, 9/1832: Enlisted in Bedford county, VA for 18 months service under Captain Charles Watkins in order "to come to Kentucky to defend the Western Country;" immediately marched to "Boonsboro;" was employed there as a guard and a spy as well as a hunter for the people in the Fort. Was a defender during the "Great Seige of 1778." continued in service long after his 18 months were up. May 1779 was in a campaign under Col. Bowman across the Ohio against the Indians, in which he burned the cornfields of Peckaway Town. A volunteer in the campaign of 82 under Clark. Born in Gooshland county, VA. No documentary evidence to prove his service, but offered testimonials from Maj. Oswold Townsend and Joseph Jackson. 11C16

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1832

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Depositon of William Cradlebaugh, applying for a
government pension for Revolutionary service, Madison county, KY, 8/1832: He served another expedition under Daniel Boone and Col. Thos. Kennedy [1786] upon which he proceeded almost as far as the head of Mad River on this expedition were killed twelve or thirteen warriors and took thirty two prisoners; and destroyed three Towns; and that he was at three sieges at the town of Boonsborough and further states that he was a single man and came to Boonesborough in the year 1776 and that he continued to hunt for provisions for the fort, to act as spy and serve in different campaigns for six or seven years; and that he went on an express from Boonsborough to Kanaway started without provisions and swam the River and Creeks a distance of two hundred miles & the pay he received for his services amounted to a mere nothing in all the above instances he voluntered. 11C6-6[1]

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1833

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Deposition of Thomas Hall, applying for a government pension for Revolutionary service, Montgomery county, KY, 1/1833: Calls the battle "a pretty severe engagement with the Indians." 11C11[1]

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1832-11-30

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Deposition of John Stephen, on behalf of John Mitchell who was applying for a Revolutionary war pension, Frankfort KY, 11/30/1832: Was with DB's regiment with Clark on the raid against the Shawnee towns. 11C12

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Seige lasted from 9/7 to 9/17.

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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 23: <Joseph Jackson says he was never, while with the Indians, from 1778 to 1799, in a skirmish or battle; that the Indians never FORCE their prisoners, nor even their own people, to go to war.> 11C63

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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 22: told JJ that he had begged to spare Crawford's life, but was told by Indians that since C. was commander, must suffer; must have revenge for Williamson's cruel treatment of the towns on the Muskingum. Told him this right after Crawford's torture and death. <Girty was cruel, yet often showed evidence of human feelings. He greatly favored Boone and his party when captured in 78 & used his influence against killing them [sic].> Saved Kenton, asked favor for Crawford.
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 21: Logan's Expedition, 1786. Moluntha, successor Munseka as chief of Shawnee. Had in his hand a recommendation given him by the whites, & was disposed to peace, when McGary tomahawked him. Quite old; not at Blue Licks; misunderstood McGary's allusion. Got the paper and a cocked hat at Clark's treaty at mouth of Big Miami in 85; was wearing the hat and his offical robe; McGary killed Moluntha with his sword, and aimed to kill his wife as well; actually cut off three of her fingers. The next day two Indians, one wounded, killed 5 or 6 whites before they were killed.
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 20: Clark's campaign of '82. Piqua on Big Miami. Settled by the Little Chillicothe people after they abandoned that town because of Clark's raid in 80. Moluntha's "queen" taken prisoner along with a white woman captive, a Mrs. Long. Here a young squaw was chased down the river bank by white man, then shot by another when she was in the water. It was in this campaign that John Holly escaped; <was rumaging in a cbain with Indians in company, when whites came in sight, the Indians with him dashed off, & he pretending to be bothered in untying his horse, thus delayed till the whites came up.>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 18: Jackson saw Col. Callaway's scalp brought in by a Shawnee party -- knew it by the long hair, black & grey mixed.
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 16: Bowman's Campaign against Little Chillicothe. Jackson was in the town when the attack began. <At the first alarm seiezed [sic] an Indian's rifle in a cabin & made for the woods, but was overtaken by some Indians, the gun taken from him, & he conveyed to the council house & tied to one of the posts that supported the roof & there remained during the whole attack.> Squaws and children made a great noise in the council house. Bowman got away with 200-300 horses which had gathered in town "to avoid the flies." Fight broke off about 10am, men too exhausted to continue; resumed in the pm when the whites shot an Indian, they rushed out to take his body before his comrads could retrieve it, then scalped him, which had the effect of rallying them. (Jesse Hodges told Jackson this.) Indians followed Bowman's withdrawal to make sure he crossed the Ohio. BLACKFISH lived about six weeks, leg "mortified." He was "pretty old" when he died -- about 50 [!] and a great orator. Corn was a "hand high" at the time of the attack -- perhaps last week in May. Bowman's men "hacked the corn down, but it started afresh & produced a good crop."
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 17: Kenton, Clark, and Montgomery on a horse-stealing mission to Indian country across the Ohio. Took herd from John Redan, a noted Indian warrior; horses would not cross the swollen Ohio; while waiting overtaken by Redan's sons -- KALOSKUKA, WESKETO, WAWECRIEE --who shot Montgomery in the head and killed him, took Kenton after chasing him 1/4 mile; Clark hid under the root of a tree on the river pank. As a horse thief, Kenton tied on a horse and driven about, but horse would not gallop; "a providential escape." Jackson an eye-witness; Kenton ran the gauntlet, and at every stop from there to Detroit.
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 15: Bowman's Campaign against Little Chillicothe. About a month before French trader Laramie with the chiefs Black Stump & the Yellow Hawk went thwi 400 warriors and settled on Spanish grants above Cape Girardeau. When Bowman came, Indians alerted by whites killing a warrior out hunting, 75 warriors ran off; 200 women & children in the councilhouse. Not over 25 warriors left, with another 15 boys, in the town. BLACKFISH shoot in thigh, shattering the bone." Cry went up: "run to the council-house & fight as long as they lived." Blackfish taken to his own cabin with 3 or 4 warriors. No more than 6-8 guns in the councilhouse. Building 60' square, one story, of hickory logs, gable ends open, low, could easily have been scaled. In the council house was the old conjurer ASSTAKOMA over 100 years old. Kept constantly calling out and encouraging the men. Soldiers thought he was Blackfish. Bowman's men, about midnight when the moon rose, fired several board houses on the south side of the town. <One Armstrong had got a stroud petticoat, half covered with silver broaches, & foolishly put it one, & stood some 200 yards from the council-house towar the Miami, & looking towards the council-house, his arms akimbo, when an Indian crept out after dayli[ght,] got under the bank of the bench or ridge, & got sufficiently near, without being discovered by Armstrong, shot him through the heart.> Indians shot two others posted behind a cherry tree, 150 yds to the south of the council-house. Several whitemen escaped the fire by covering themselves with planks torn from the houses; one was found lying flat upon his face; <the Indians turned him over to see where he had been shot, when he opened his eyes, & it turned out that he had fallen asleep from excessive fatigue. He got up; & a very aged warrior begged that he might kill him as it would be the last opportunity he would have; & he hacked him down without the least resistance, not even uttering a word.>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Long Seige Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 14: 500-600 Indians, mostly Shawnees. Let by COT-TA-WA-MA-GO or BLACKFISH, aided by Black Beard, Black Hoof & others; interpreter DeShane (for the Wyandots & Ottawas). They met Ansel Goodman, George Hendricks, and another man on their way back to their towns; killed one, took Hendricks, Goodman escaped.
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 13: Two Indians seen behind a log on the hillside on the north bank of the river opposite the fort. John "Martin with his old yeg[?]r [some kind of gun?] & ounce balls, levelled away when one of them poked up his head, & shot thim through; the other jumnped up & ran off: It was a very long shot, & Martin raised his back sight to take good aim for [such] a long shot."
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 12: Long Seige. Pompey, JJ thinks, was shot by John Martin. Men in the fort call out "Where is Pompey?" Indians answer: "Pompey nspan [sleeping]"
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 11: DB's attack on Paint Creek Town. <This town . . . was a small one at the head of the Rocky Fork of Paint Creek -- & it was where Boone got his rifle barrel to stock.> Within a few miles of the town the party discovered two Indians mounted on one horse; shot one, the other escaped. Heard the firing of guns from Indians in almost every direction -- the army assembling to attack BOONESBOROUGH. Not hunting, almost starved; finally killed a buffalo <saying that they would as lief die of the sword as of famine.> Saw they had been watched by 2 Indians.
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 10: <When the Indians had gone against Boonesboro in '78, Ansel Goodman, George Hendricks, & another young man (who had got lost from Kenton on some horse scrape, & went [to] the Indians of his own accord, & recruited from almost starvation) attempted to run away to Kentucky, & met the Indian army returning -- the young man was killed; Hendricks was [ta]ken by ten Wyandotts, & Goodman escaped. After a while the Wyandotts carried him to Detroit & sold him; & finally, it is believed, he got back to Kentucky.>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 9: <After crossing the Ohio, Boone STOCKED his rifle barrel & lock on a rude stick with a crook at the breech, & killed a deer. This lock & barrel he had agreed to stock for an Indian at the town on Paint Creek, which he shortly after with his 19 [?] men went to attack: Also got of the Indians 3 or 4 balls & some powder to try the gun with so as to be sure of getting it right -- & tied these up in his shirt flap. <ADDENDA. -- Dunn was the first to escape; -- then Wm. Hancock who got lost, weak & hungered; set himself down in despair, when observed a couple of chumps [stumps?] near each other in a position which reminded him of a sudden that the spot was where he had formerly camped when out hunting & now knowing his whereabouts he bent his course for Boonesboro without difficulty. -- Kelly escaped when Girty was attacking Wheeling -- [LCD: not the attack of '77, what one? I have since learned it was in that of Septr. 1782] John Holley, who had been in Braddock's defeat (& one of saltboilers with Boone at the Blue Licks) escaped in '82, when Gen. Clark went against Piqua -- which see.>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 8: <It should have been stated in the paoper place, that on the very night after the Indians had left the Blue Licks with their prisoners, Capt. Watkins reached the[re] with his relief party, & kindled up a fire to camp for the night; thinking that as the kettles were gone, Boone & the men had returned to Boonesboro, & they had missed each other; but after a little discovering an Indian bow, Watkins & his men now understood what had happened; & thought it prudent to leave, & soon conveyed the melancholy tidings to Boonesboro. Boone had agreed to go with the Indians to Boonesboro. It was now summer, & preparations began to be made for the expedition to Kentucky. Boone went with a party to the Salt Springs on Sciota, on the opposite shore of the river from Old Chillicothe; when, on their return home to Little Chillicothe, they concluded to kill some bears for meat for the squaws when the warriors were absent on the expedition. Some of th squaws were along with the party. The horse that Boone rode, had a couple of kettles fastened on behind, which had been used for salt boiling. Hearing some turkies gobble at a little distance, the Indians ran off to kill them, when Boone cut the tugs which made the kettles fast, & said to the squaws that he wanted to go & see his squaw & children, & dashed off. The squaws raised a cry; & the Indians soon started in pursuit. boone rode at full speed until hs horse was broken down, & left him with the perspiration streaming from his body. Then he dashed ahead on foot, would frequently break his course by running upon fallen trees across his path; & thus while his pursuers would be puzzled to find his trail again, he would gain upon them, & finally so far outstripped them that they gave up the chase.>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 7: <The Indians proceeded to adopt several; while others were sold to the British at Detroit, at a bounty of one hundred dollars each, -- scalps commanded only fifty dollars -- & these were generally paid in goods. Among the number adopted, were Boone, Michajah Callaway, Hancock, Dunn, Hendricks; Kelly, Holley, Goodman & Jackson [LCD: my informant]. Tracy, Asbury, Coker, the two Brooks, Bullock, & James Callaway were carried to Detroit & there sold. Kenton was captured that fall, & when at Detroit, he escaped together with Coker & Bullock. Saml. Brooks attempted to run away, was retaken, put in confinement & died. James Callaway was carried down the Lakes, put on board a British vessel, which was captured by our allies, the French; & it was several years before he returned to Kentucky. Jackson remained with the Indians until the year 1799 -- [LCD: becoming, as I could not but infer, in every sense an Indian, &, as I doubt not, foufht against Harmer, St. Clair & Wayne, & PERHAPS Bowman. When he left the Indians, he returned to Ky & married & raised a family, in Burbon co -- now enjoys a pension for his Revolutionary services. -- April '44]>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 6: <On the morning of the 9th February, an Indian who had been carrying along one of the salt kettles, now told James Callaway to carry it; he said he would not. The Indian still insisting, & Callaway still obstinate, the Indian finally drew his tomahawk & raised it -- when Callaway bent forward his head to receive the blow, at the same time taking off his hat & patting the top of his head with his hand, saying, "Here, strike! I would as lief lie here as go along -- I WON'T tote your kettle!" The Indian with a dry smile, turned away, put up his tomahawk, & carried his kettle himself. At the Ohio river, where Maysville now is [LCD: think this incorrect, must have been near the Little Miami], there was a large boat made of four buffalo hides, in which they crossed coming out. It was fitted up with a wide frame work & would carry about twenty persons. This boat was kept there for several years for crossing the river. When they reached Little Chillicothe (contradistinguished from Old Chillicothe on the Sciota) on the Little Miami, the Indians had a great war dance. The next day Ansel Goodman came in with two Indians who had him in charg[?] & returned to a place where the Indians had left some articles on their way out. On reaching the town Goodman had run the gauntlet, but being expert on foot he passed the ordeal, so fatal to many, without injury.>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 5: <During the delivery of Boone's unvarnished speech the first one which the whites understood, & by which they learned the subject under deliberation was one of life or death to them; & under such circumstances, it is not strange that they should catch with eager solicitude every word that dropped from Boone's lips, & felt a deep suspense until the vote was taken, [crossed out: in which Boone was permitted a voice] -- the result was announced, 61 for sparing the prisoners, to 59 for death -- but two majority [LCD: I cannot think Boone voted, as Jackson says, for if he did there could not have been two majority in a vote of 121.] In five minutes after, all the salt, some 300 bushels, was wasted & scattered about; picked up their knap-sacks, & at once commenced their return march for the Indian towns. They struck for Limestone on the Ohio, passing Johnson's Fork at its mouth where was a canoe which they had made on their march out, to cross over.>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 4: <The Indians now held a council; & it was proposed to kill all the prisoners except Boone, & make him pilot them to Boonesboro', & get the people there & carry them to the Indian towns. One Indian would speak and sit down, & then another; & thus about two hours were consumed in deliberation. Neither the Frenchmen nor the Girtys made speeches -- or if they did they were not recognized s whites, indeed, the Girtys were peinted & dressed as the Indians were, & it was not known among the prisoners that the Girtys were of the party until a day or two's march on their way to the Indian towns. Simon Girty [sic] voted for mercy -- favored Boone & his party, & advised kind treatment. When the Indians soke, the negro Pompey sat beside Boone & interpreted all that was said, but in a voice so low that the others did not hear. Finally Boone was permitted to make the closing speech & said in substance: "Brothers! What I have promised you, I can much better fulfil in the spring than now; then the weather will be warm, & the women & children can travel from Boonesboro tothe Indian towns, & all live with you as one people. You have got all the young men; to kill them, as has been suggested, would displease the Great Spirit, & you could not then expect future success in hunting nor war; & if you spare them they will make you fine warriors, and excellent hunters to kill game for your squaws and children. These young men have done you no harm; they unresistingly surrendered upon my assurance that such a step was the only safe one; I consented to their capitulation on the express condition that they should be made prisoners of war & treated well; spare them, and the Great Spirit will smile upon you.">
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 3: <On the next morning, 8th February, all went for the Licks, & as they neared the place, Boone was sent ahead some little distance (perhaps was threatened if he did not) -- when the men first saw him, they thought Watkins was at hand with his relief party; but a moment after, seeing the Indians, they seized their arms & were ready for battle -- when Boone came near enough to call out "Don't fire! if you do, all will be massacred." The Lieutenant ordered the men (26, himself included) to form in a ring & lay down their arms in the centre & the Indians came up & formed a circular line within & without the whites, & then ordered the prisoners to sit down. The men, on account of high water in the river which had submerged the salt spring, had not been able for several days to make salt, & were camped on the point on the South bank of the river, & directly opposite the ford. Flanders Callaway & another person were out spying at the time, & escaped being taken.>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 2: <Four Indians were despatched for their camp on Hinkson to the Blue Licks to see if any one was there; & when they reached there it was snowing so fast that that [sic] they did not discover the men, & while on their way to rejoin their party, they met Boone with his horse loaded with buffalo meat -- this was the 7th Feb. 1778, -- & it was still snowing so fast, that they got within thirty steps of him before he saw them. He at once jumped from his horse, & ran about six miles before the Indians overtook him. Three of the four pursued -- one stripped Boone's horse, & mounted him, following directly in his rear, & the other two aimed to outflank him. When the two flankers, were within a few steps of him, they made an inffectual [sic] shot at him -- & were about to shoot a second time, when Boone weary & exhausted, surrendered. Boone now recognized in the mounted Indian one who had robbed him twice or three before. All three now came up & shook hands with Boone, & he gave himself up. The Indians said they were going to take Boonesboro'. Boone began to devise the best mode of proceedure in such an emergency. When he was conveyed to the Indians camp, & had an interview with the chiefs, he at once set himself about dissuading them from going to Boones[boro] -- said that none were there but women and children [&] old people, & that the weather was too cold and unhospitable to remove them to the Shawanse towns; that all the young menwere at the Licks making salt, & he would surrender them all, if they would agree to let Boonesboro alone till spring, when the weather would be mild & they could be removed with comfort & safety. To this proposition they acceded. Boone well knew he had yet a difficult service to perform -- to prevail on his men to surrender themselves.>
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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Jackson, interviewed by LCD near Jacksonville, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844 1: born Bedford county VA 12/15/1755; to KY in summer of 77 in company of 50 men under Capt. Charles G. Watkins; went with DB and about 30 others to make salt at the Blue Licks. <Boone about the 1st of Feb. went to visit his beaver traps on Hinkson, which done, he had packed a large horse load of buffalo meat & commenced his return for the Blue Licks. Here it will be necessary to digress somewhat, or bring up arears. A large party of Indians were camped on Hinkson; Munsek[a,] king of the Shawnees & Black Fish were along, as were Simon [LCD: it is a mistake so far as regards Simon -- he did not fly from Pittsburg till after this], James & George Girty, & two Frenchmen, -- Laramie & Bobar [Baubien], the former a trader, the other was from Detroit -- a negro, Pompey, who acted as interpreter for the Indian chiefs, they not seeming to wish to trust the Girtys -- & altogether they numbered one hundred & twenty.>
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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Draper: <After the big Siege, & trial -- Boone returned to No. Carolina. I judge from whaat J. C. Barkley states, that Boone hunted back of the settlements of Rowan frontier, perhaps with John Cathey -- & that fall & winter made quite a collection of pelts & furs -- the easiset [sic] articles to transport on pack horses to the Charleston market -- abt. 250 miles from upoer part of Rowan county to Charleston.> 11C61

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Draper: <After Boone's return from captivity to Boonesboro . . . he wrote a letter to his wife denying the story of his Toryism -- using profane language, wh. Mrs. Boone cut out of the letter. . . . The good Mrs. Boone, acting like the angel of mercy, who represented, on a similar occasion, as dropping a tear on the unguarded words, blotting them out forever.> Re to Shane's copy of Daniel Bryan's statement, p. 21. 11C61

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1887-12-31

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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In the 1830s the site passed into the hands of a farmer named Samuel Halley; he sent one of his slaves with a sledge hammer to demolish the gravestones in the Boonesborough burying ground, then plowed over the graves. The whole site was plowed over, so that by the 1880s not a trace of the ridges and heaps that had marked the site of the fort were to be seen. "This man Halley lost his sight later in life, and there are old people still living near Boonesboro, who gloat over the fat that he went blind; and who devoutly believe that his affliction was sent upon him by God because he desecrated the graves of the old pioneers." Halley also had the so-called "divine elm" cut down and made into shingles. Neighborhood folks say that he cut this down out of pure spite, because so many people came to see it and would not pay him for the privilege. Lexington COURIER-JOURNAL 12/31/1887. 11C59

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Gov. Hamilton: the Kentuckians <when made prisoners profess their loyalty to Great Britian." WISCONSIN HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS 2:344.

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Draper: <Probably the Indians did not require much persuasion to postpone further hostilities at that time as they seldom refrain from returning home with their prisoners & plunder when they have met with success, however unimportant in its character.> 11C56

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1832

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Arabia Brown, deposition in application for a Revolutionary War pension, Garrard county KY, 9/13/32: enlisted in Bedford county VA under Charles Watkins; to Boonesborough; <was stationed there and acted as an Indian spy under the Controul of Col. Daniel Boone, upon our arrival. Col. Boon was our Commander and was acting as our Commander when he was taken prisoner by the Indians upon Licking River where he and thirty men were engaged in making salt. that shortly after he was taken prisoner he got away from the Indians and returned to the fort and again Commanded. That the applicant was engaged in the most active and dangerous service for eight months instead of six. That his duty was acting with others of his Company to go forth from the fort looking out for Indians and Indian signs in order to give the alarm to the fort in case of danger. That he was allowed but one single pint of Corn per day, for three months of his service, and that he had to grind himself of a hand mill. That the balance of the time he had nothing furnished him but meat and that there was nothing else to give them. The reason why he served 8 months, was that he could not get back to Virginia untill Squire Boon a brother of Daniel Boon was dispatched with this assiant [?] and others to Virginia to get more men, That his Capn [Watkins] remained in Ky untill the fall of the year, then returned to Virginia and paid him and he believes all the rest of the Company who had returned, the amount of their wages in Continental money, and gave him his discharge, which has been long since lost.> 9C44-44[2]

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1833

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Richard Wade, in his application for a Revolutionary war pension, Cumberland county KY, 7/12/1833 2: <he Sent a guard with us the nest day 18 miles to Genl. Bayley who give us a pass to the Governor John Hancock, at Boston, on our arrival there the Governor gave us a pass with orders to draw provisions homewards. we proceeded as far as Carlisle in Pennsylvania, where Brown and Morton went to Virginia, the Pennsylvanians to their home, I to fort Pitt to get passage down the River, I arrived at the Falls of Ohio about three weeks before Christmas in 1781 and there give my pass to Genl. George Rogers Clark, and returned to Boonsborough, in my absence Capt. Watkins had returned to Virginia, and I understood was in the battle of Guilford, I never received a discharge nor any pay as a Soldier, I served afterwards on Scouting parties at various times under Capt. Thompson, and Capt Chas. Kavanaugh, -- at the time of the battle of the Blue Licks I had been left to guard the Fort, I went and assisted in Burying the dead among whom were Cols Todd and Trigg and another Col. whos name I have forgot, I never held any Commission, I have no record of my birth, Except in my bible in my hand writing which I took from my Grandfathers Bible, and my age was recorded by the Parson at Dover Church (Mr. Douglas.) who also christened me & married me, and shristened two of my children, I have never applied for or received any pension from the United States, or any of the States. I have no documentary Evidence of any Service, and know of no persons living by whom I can prove my Service Except George Richardson living in this county & Ansel Goodman living in the County of Russell Same State. . . . I do not know whether I was ever exchanged as a prisoner or not, after my return I was called on to march against the Indians and being as I thought unable to perform the duties, I did not go and was called up to be tried for it before a Court Martial held at Harrodsburg, where Genl. Clark was present, he asked if I was not the man who had just returned from Canaday, and was assured that I was, he said they they had no right to call on me to Serve until I was Exchanged.> 9C33-36

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1833

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Richard Wade, in his application for a Revolutionary war pension, Cumberland county KY, 7/12/1833 1: Born Goochland county VA 10/26/1752; 3/77 was called to serve a tour of duty to Williamsburg under the command of William Johnson; after this in 7/77 enlisted in Bedford in Charles Watkins company for 6 months to guard the frontier; marched to Boonesborough, arriving 10/12/77; with Daniel Boone, went to make salt at the Blue Licks; 2/8/77 <we were taken Prisoners by the Indians commanded by old blackfish. We were taken to the Indian Towns on the Miami. Some of the Prisoners were taken to Detroit, soon afterwards but John Brown and myself remained until after they were done planting corn, we were then taken to Detroit and given or Sold to the British, where we remained to the next Summer, when Seven of us Escaped and Started home, afew miles above where the little River St. Joseph and St. Mary's meets we were taken by the Maumee Indians, and carried back to Detroit, we were then put in irons aboard a Ship, and Sent down to Montreall where we were kept in prison until the month of July 1781, Six of us towit, John Brown, John Morton, and myself from Virginia & James Flack, George Finly, & William Marshall of Pennsylvania were taken out of the prison to work on a mill race, from here we escaped and after nine days travel being through the wilderness we came to the head waters of the Connecticut River to a Station commanded by Capt. Lovell.> 9C33-36 continued

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Ansel Goodman enlisted in Capt. William Harrods company at the Falls of the Ohio, 9/23/1778; discharged 10/27/78. Aaron Ferman enlisted same time, discharged 1/2/79. 11C32

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1832-10-29

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Ansel Goodman, in a petition for a Revolutionary war pension, Russell county, KY, 10/29/1832 2: <A little while before he reached the Indian town, he was compelled to strip himself and was entirely naked, his arms again made fast, and a load of Bare meat packed upon him. It was a heavy load. Indeed he was packed heavily from the time he was taken untill he arrived at the Town. And just as he got there he was met by many Indians from the town and run the Gantlet with the load of meat and was very severely beaten and bruised in the race. Before they got in sight of the Town he was made to sing as loud as he could holler. The object of that afterwards learnt was to give notice of their approach. After running the Gantlet, he and the other prisoners were ordered to dance like the whites. A Negro [Pompey?], who was prisoner with them, acted as interpreter. Col. Boone was taken a while to the British and they give him a little horse and a saddle and he returned with the Indians. And was taken off with a party mostly Squaws to make salt, there he made out to run off and got back to Boonesborough safely. This applicant, having stayed as he before mentioned eight months he in company with two others George Hendricks and Aaron Ferman [the first a saltmaker, the second a companion of Simon Kenton's who got lost and came to the Indians on his own], run away, and having learnt from some of the Indians before they started that there was some white men at the Falls of Ohio, they made their course that way before they arrived there being pressed with hunger, they were getting some red Haws when a party of Indians come upon them and after a chase retook George Hendricks, but his other companion and himself arrived at the Falls. He remained there upwards of two months, having engaged as a soldier, and performed duty under Capt. Wm Harrod. He has no discharge no writen evidence of his services whatever from the time of his enlistment untill he got back to Virginia was one year and nine months.> Now, eighty years old, "a preacher of the Gospel and a man of unreproachable character." 11C28-30 (see also BRWN1)

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1832-10-29

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Ansel Goodman, in a petition for a Revolutionary war pension, Russell county, KY, 10/29/1832 1: entered service in Bedford county VA in 1777 under Capt. Charles Watkins; ordered to KY with a company of 50 odd men; period of six months at 40s/month; to Boonesborough; under command of DB; ordered out to make salt; three weeks at the Blue Licks. <Col. Boone was absent from the company hunting and trapping, when a party of the Shawnees of about one hundred Indians commanded by their chief Black Fish fired several guns at him as he Boone told this applicant, and run him some distance and he Boone discovering he would be taken, stoped, put his gun behind a tree, steped out and gave up. The Indians then marched with Colonel Boone to where the balance of us were, and we were ordered by Colonel Boone to stack our guns and surrender. We did so. <We were all taken first to the Indian towns over the Ohio River on the Little Miami. Some of the company were taken to the British. This applicant and a few others were retained by the Indians. And from the day he was taken up to the time he run off, a period of eight months, he suffered missery and wretchedness, hunger, cruelty, and oppression of almost every sort. The night after he was taken, his arms were tied behind him, a rope or Buffaloes tug tied fast around his middle and then made fast to an Indian on each side of him, and the one around his arms was made to go around his neck, and tied fast to a tree, and in that position he had to sleep upon the snow.>
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1833

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Joseph Kennedy: testimonial for the petition of Oswald Townsend for a Revolutionary war pension, Madison county, KY, 1/3/1833: "We were both in Old Capt Daniel Boone's company." 11C24

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1833

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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testimonial for Jesse Hodges, 9/1833: enlisted with Hodges in VA. Was taken prisoner with DB at the Lower Blue Licks. 11C23

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1817-11-20

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Paint Creek Expedition. Deposition of Jesse Hodges, Mason county KY, 11/20/1817: <Deponeth and saith that in 1778 he in company with 18 men started from Boonsboro to take an Indian town on Paint Creek -- passed the Lower Blue Licks, and crossed the Ohio near the mouth of Cabin Creek which said creek appeared to have considerable notoriety at that time and is the same creek that is called by that name at this time. Simon Kenton, who was then called Simon Butler, was then I thought our best pilot and well acquainted with this part of the country. We left the way that the road passed to Limestone between Johnston's Fork and Mayslick, and I remember seeing marks on the road in some places, but dont remember we traveled so I could have returned the same way immediately afterwards; -- and saith that the buffalo roads were so numerous, and the marked ways so common, that it was very difficult for tragners to travel only by a course.> In company with DB, John Kennedy, John Logan, John Callaway, Edward FEar, Alexander Montgomery, and John Stapeleton. 11C65

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1818

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Paint Creek Expedition. Deposition of Jesse Hodges, Madison county, 3/4/1818: Returning, <we were hard pressed by the Indians who were pursuing us.> Through the woods, the grass and pea vines were so thick, that travel was difficult and laborious. 11C66

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Daniel Asberry (Asbury) and William Brooks: still prisoners in 11/1782. See VERMONT HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS 2:357 11C67

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Bartlett Searcy: "evidently accompanied, by force or finesse, Gov. Hamilton from Detroit to Vincennes in Nov.-Dec. 1778; and then perhaps ran away and reached Kentucky." Draper note 11C71
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1778-12-01

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Virginia JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, 1777-1780, 12/1/78: <Resolved that it is the opinion of this committee That the petition of Sarah Brown, an ancient widow, who had four sons in Captain Boone's company of militia, two of whom wer taken prisoners by the enemy at the Salt Springs, and are in captivity, and the others continue in the service of this State, by which means the petitioner is left in distress for want of the common necessaries of life, praying relief, is reasonable; and that the petitioner ought to be allowed the sum of L30 for her present relief.> copied at 11C75

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1781-12-28

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Virginia JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, 1781-1786, 12/28/81: <Resolved, that it is the opinion of this committee That such parts of the petition of the said John Brown, Richard Wade and John Morton, as prty that they may severally be allowed the full pay of a soldier, from the time they were taken prisoners by a party of the Indians at the Salt Springs, in the county of Kentucky, which happened on the 8th day of February, 1778, whilst in the service of this State, until the 11th of September, 1781, the time that they effected their escape, is reasonable; and that the auditors of public accounts ought to settle the pay due to them in specie.> copied at 11C75

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1835-11-12

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John N. James to Mann Butler, Urbana Ohio, 11/12/1835 1: <In one of my visits to Simon Kenton I had McClung's book with me and read him the pages reflecting on Boone. With an emphatic nod of the head he replied, "they may say what they please of Daniel Boone; he acted with wisdom in that matter." He was in a poor state for defense, and he wanted to gain time, as he expected succor. The progress of the treaty served to promote this object. A good deal of form was used in the treaty: a table was taken out and covered; a clerk was seated at it, and writings were drawn and signed. A chief then addressing Boone "said it was usual with them, in making friends, to shake hands; but when they made a long and lasting peace, they caught each other by the shoulders and brought their hearts together." Advancing with extended arms, he offered to embrace Boone, who did not show distrust. At the same time as if by accident, three Indians stood near each white man, and they used the signal for the forcible capture which they evidently meditated. Before going out, Boone had given orders to the men in the fort to fire into the whole crowd outside if any thing happened. They did so and many were killed. "He told me it was his pointed orders to the men he had stationed n the two bastions to shoot without one moments delay and with good aim at the enemy. When the Indians and the French commenced undermining from the river, Boone had a box fixed with ropes so as to draw up to the pickets, so that they [Indians?] could see the work. He commenced digging in the block house and dug out the whole floor to the depth of four feet; he could have thus killed any number of men that could enter from a mine. Drewyer [Druillard] and the Indians also told me their plan was broken in on by wet weather and they quit on tht account."> 11C76-76[3] continued

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1835-11-12

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John N. James to Mann Butler, Urbana Ohio, 11/12/1835 2: In these quotes, <I preserve as nearly as possible the very language used, for I then meditated a sketch of his own times in his own cabin talk. Kenton was not present at the siege, but was at Boonesboro very soon afterwards and had the detail from Boone himself. The vigorous truth of his statement is confirmed by the character of Boone as exhibited in all his other conduct. The imputation on the prudence of your Kentucky Hero is wiped away; and my Ohio Chief is also vindicated from the bald artiface of proposing that two Indians should shake hands with one white man. His skilful dissimulation & poetic language wholly escaped the pedantic writer of Boone's Narrative.> 11C76-76[3]

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Notes of an interview with Simon Kenton, taken by Judge John N. James and sent to LCD: <At Boone's Station, the Indians commenced undermining from the river. Boone had a box fixed with ropes to haul up to the pickets, so that they could see the works. He commenced digging in the blockhouse, and dug out wht whole floor to the depth of four feet. We could have killed any number of men who could have entered from a mine. Drewyer [Druillard] and the Indians also, told me that their plan was broken in, and by wet weather, & they quit on this account, and not because Boone was digging. <After Boone had treated with them, and it was agreed to have amnity, the chief said it was usual to shake hands in friendship; but whent hey made a long peace and a lasting one, they caught by the shoulders, and brought their hearts together. <Three Indians were, as if by accident, near each white man, and the design was to capture them forcibly: Then Boone gave orders to the nearest basteens [sic] to fire into the whole crowd. They did so, and many were killed. He told me it was his pointed orders to the men he had stationed in the two basteens, to shoot without one moment's delay, with well directed aim at the enemy. It was wisdom in him to do so: It tended to keep the Indians in negotiation, for he expected succor. A table was taken out & a clerk brought fotth, writings drawn, &c. &c.> 11C77-78

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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"Pap-pi-qua, a Shawnee chief who aided in the capture of DB told General Dodge in 1814, during Dodge's expedition up the Missouri, and added that Boone was always too smart for the Indians, & easily effected his escape." Draper note on 11C81

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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"Boone adopted by Black Fish (Boone does not say Black-Fish, but N. Boone & wife both say so) -- Boone says he was adopted into a family & became a son: D. Thompson [Shane 2:80] who had it from Boone, says a son of Black Fish was killed at the retaking of the Boone & Callaway girls; & Boone's adoption into Black Fish's family, must have been to replace that lost or slain son." Draper note on 11C81

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Rebecca left Boonesborough about 5/1; Col. Donaldson was in the party; Shane also mentions that Lieut. Hutchings and his party ("mutineers") were also in the party. Collins (p. 55) also mentions this mutiny. 11C82

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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"There is nothing to show that Wm. Bryan was a Tory -- all his sons were Whigs. Wm. Grant, opposed to Saml. Bryan, as Mrs Rebecca Grant Lamond states, removed to KY -- & so it wd. seem Wm. Bryan did, & lost his life in fighting the Indians sent by the British to invade Kentucky, harrass & destroy its settlements. Doubtless Boone also have felt as Wm. Grant did -- & got away from the Tory settlement of now the upper part of Davie County -- in the locality where Farmington now is. Wm Grant one of Rowan Committee in 1775." Draper note at 11C86

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1889-10-16

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Long Seige Statement of Stephen Cooper, Yolo county, CA, 10/16/1889: Grandson of Frank Cooper who migrated from VA to Boonesborough with several children including the oldest, Benjamin (who fought in the Battle of Blue Licks) and Sarshall, his father. Sarshall married Ruth Hancock, daughter of Stephen Hancock; she was 13 years old and at Boonesborough during the seige; these are her recollections. <Boone when a prisoner promised to give up the fort to the Indians -- promised every thing. Three days before the fight or attack, the Indians -- 600 in number -- came up. Pompey, a negro, on horseback, rode up, & announced that Captain Blackfish wanted to see Captn. Boone. Boone went out alone, when Blackfish demanded the surrender of the fort according to promise. Boone said he could not comply, as while a prisoner another man had been appointed to fill his place. Then a council was held -- names of whites who participated, not recollected -- in which it was agreed, that the Indians were to return to their country, & the whites were to abandon the Kentucky country as the Indians' land; & were to shake hands in the Indian mode -- two Indians to one white man, and at the elbow. As this elbowshaking was in progress, an Indian near by fired a signal gun, when all the Indians siezed their white counsellors, each two Indians making an effort to clinch fast his fellow associate; but all the whites snatched or wriggled themselves loose and escaped. As Daniel Boone was escaping an Indian threw a tomakawk at him, which struck between the shoulders, & knocked him down, but he quickly recovered himself & made good his escape. Then commenced the six days [sic] siege. The Indians shot arows on the cabin roofs, & set them on fire; the whites with squirt guns endeavored to extinguish the fire -- thie was the third day after the commencement of the attack. Then fortunately it commenced raining, which continued three days, & so saturated the ground that the subterranean attempt to undermine the fort from the river bank below, caved in. The whites had countermined, & the mining approached within a few feet of each other. A fort negro had dug a hole, when they the whites removed the garden fence away to frustrate the enemy's design setting the fort on fire, & got a shot at them, & retiring & re-loading crept up for a second fire, when the Indians having watched the locality from which the flash of the first fire had issued in the dark, watched & shot the negro dead. Don't remember about Pompey's death. No recollection of blame of Boone for his promises of surrender when a prisoner. Just before leaving, the Indians killed cattle and destroyed the corn, so as to compel the retirement of the whites from the country within the time they had agreed to evacuate at the council preceding the attack.> 11C97-99

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1889-10-16

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Statement of Stephen Cooper, Yolo county, CA, 10/16/1889, whose mother Ruth Hancock Cooper was a 13 year old girl at Boonesborough during the 70s: <The Boone & Calaway girls went in a canoe in the Ky river. The Indians had killed some person who was hoeing corn -- girls were taken. Indians were pursued, who took their back trail towards the Ohio -- a rear Indian watching the trail, was killed; when the pursuing party rushed on this Indian camp & killed an Indian who was eating breakfast, who siezed his gun but was shot down [before he could use it]. The rest escaped, & the girls were rescued.> 11C99
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1889-10-16

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Statement of Stephen Cooper, Yolo county, CA, 10/16/1889, whose mother Ruth Hancock Cooper was a 13 year old girl at Boonesborough during the 70s. <Wm Hancock, then a prisoner, on the return of the surviving Indians, inquired what success. He was informed that the Indians lost two of their number. He then asked they got their food on their return after their defeat? The terse reply was -- "some eat 'em raccoon -- some eat 'em racoon, no." Molly Hancock, wife of William Hancock used to carry an iron pan handle, some five or six feet in length, as her weapon of defence, slept with it in her hands during the siege & after.> 11C100

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1889-10-16

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Statement of Stephen Cooper, Yolo county, CA, 10/16/1889, whose mother Ruth Hancock Cooper was a 13 year old girl at Boonesborough during the 70s. <No recollections of hearing of any part of his [DB's] career before settling in Kentucky, save in a general way that he was a year or two in Kentucky exploring. Thinks he used to hunt in the Salt Lick country, & perhaps discovered the Salt Springs there.> 11C100

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1889-10-16

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Statement of Stephen Cooper, Yolo county, CA, 10/16/1889, whose mother Ruth Hancock Cooper was a 13 year old girl at Boonesborough during the 70s. <Thinks . . . that Mrs Boone had a child in his absence & she said to him on his return: "You had better have staid at home & got it yourself." > [LCD: "This, of course, refers to a much earlier period -- about 1771."] 11C101

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1889-10-16

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Statement of Stephen Cooper, Yolo county, CA, 10/16/1889, whose mother Ruth Hancock Cooper was a 13 year old girl at Boonesborough during the 70s. <Daniel Boone's brother George was at heart a Tory; but shared in the defence of Boonesborough during the big siege.> 11C101

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1889-10-16

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Statement of Stephen Cooper, Yolo county, CA, 10/16/1889, whose mother Ruth Hancock Cooper was a 13 year old girl at Boonesborough during the 70s. Attack on the Woods family: Mrs. Betty Cooper Woods, sister of Sarshall Cooper. Mr. Woods built a new cabin and was away overnight, perhaps hunting. Next morning he came to the cabin and opened the door, and was shot by the Indians waiting nearby. One Indian got in before the door could be closed and barred. A negro slave fought the Indian, and Woods' 12 year old daughter siezed a broad-axe and hacked the Indian, finally beheading him. Mrs. Woods later remarried to a Mr. Peak. 11C101

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Statement of John Touner, Grainger county TN, 8/1844: Came with the Boones on the return trip to KY in 1779 passing through Moccasin Gap, down Wallen's Creek to Cumberland Gap, thence by the old trace to Boonesborough. <Both Boone and his wife said on that trip that the very day she reached her friends on Yadkin, Boone reached Boonesboro from his captivity, in July 1778.> Boone now settled his new Station, whilt Touner went on to Bryan's. 11C107

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Draper note: Roosevelt 1:139, 2:86n writes of Gov. Hamilton "speaks of Boone's kindness;" could this refer to a visit from DB while he was in VA captivity in 1780? 11C108,110

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1817-12-27

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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letter of Jesse B. Boone to Joseph B. Boyd, 12/27/1817: <Sir. <In the year 70 my Father left at the old ford of Cumberland in the wilderness two small pieces of cannon, he has heard by some source that they were years ago brought to Frankfirt for the protection of the Capitol -- will you be so good as to make some inquiry, it may so be that they calculated they were the property of the state of Virginia and the Governor might of had them brought on to that place. Should the not be there, will you inquire of some of the members from the country that includes that place. I presume it is not Rockcastle or Knox and know if there still there. I seen them in 91 on my way to the Eastward and had them cleaned and shot -- They are our own private property a present from Col. Carter of North Carolina to my Father; and owing to the death of some horses we were compeld to leave them in the wilderness -- any person being near the old ford can give you information about them as they remained there many years -- and should they be at Frankfort it is nothing but right that I should be paid for them should you obtain information you will please drop me a line on the subject and you will olbige yours -- <J.B. Boone <NB and it may so happen if there at Frankfort that you can get pay for them without further trouble.> 11C109-110

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1797

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Deposition of Daniel Boone, taken 7/3/1797 as part of a land suit: <On the 17th of June 1778 being on his way from the Indians (in captivity) came to this place being a large open place of ground at a buffalow road and the forks of three branches of the waters of Johnson's fork which said Land the said deponent Entered for James Peak on the 11th day of January 1780.> When asked if he had ever been at the spot before, answered: <I was for I was here on the 19th day June 1778, roasted some meat and got drink near the mouth of the three branches.> 11C69-70, copy at 11C67

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John Shane interview of Mr. Wigginton, ca. 1843-49: Lived at Cross-Plains in 1788, where <he rented land of Samuel Boon, son of Sammy Boon, Dan'l Boon's brother, but never saw old Boon.> 11CC24



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1833

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John Shane statement of Septimus Schull, grandson of Daniel Boone, written for his children, ca. 1833: <Boone was taken, at the time he was making salt, at the Lower Blue Licks. He surrendered his men, on condition that they should not be made to run the gauntlet. They stacked their arms, and then the indians made Boone run. He made no treaty for himself. He butted down the big indian and got through. . . . At Detroit the other prisoners were exchanged, but the indians had refused to part with Boone. The English gave him a horse and saddle, and told the indians they must let no one take them from him. Boone made his escape from captivity, and got home the very day of Squire Boone's getting back from N.C.> 11CC52



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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John Ray [son of James Ray, the KY pioneer] to LCD, Madisonville KY, 2/20/1843: My grandparents <emigrated from the State of North Carrolina (county not known) to Kentuckey in the fall of 1775. [Father] was at that time about 14 years of age. He had a mother, a step Father, and two Brothers (all minors). his Mother was then married to Col Hugh McGary. They set out from North Carolina in Company with Col Daniel Boon and came to Kentucky together. Col Boon & Col McGary as their guide & head. Genl Rays Mother came in company with the first white Women that wer crossed the Mountains to the West. I think there ware some twenty or thirty families in the company. After coming through the Wilderness and arriving in the Kentucky valleys, The company divided. Col Boon headed his particular party and went on and settled at a place in Ky Called Boonsborough and built a Station or fortification. . . .> 12C16

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1843

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John Ray [son of James Ray, the KY pioneer] to LCD, Madisonville KY, 2/20/1843: <From the time of their arrival in the Country up to 6th March 1777 they had remained unmolested -- they had not seen a foe the yellowman. They ware intirely ungarded in all their intercourse & transactions, for they did not even dream of Indians being in the Country. Every man of them was at his different station making his improvement Till the above Memorable 6th March 77.> 12C16[1]

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1843

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John Ray [son of James Ray, the KY pioneer] to LCD, Madisonville KY, 7/4/1843: account of William Coomes watching the Indians from hiding behind a fallen log. <They Tomhawk'd & scalped Wm [John's brother] and remained about the place Some hour or more -- during this time he [Coomes] said he laid close & still. That the log he was lying under the side of was occupied by them as a common setting place during their stay. He was lying in a situation that he could see all their movements. He says at One time there was a great tall yellow fellow steped up in front of and stared him in the Eyes for two or 3 minutes. He said dad drabit, I was a great mind to let Belzabub [his name for his shotgun] off at him, Well it was something the most singular that they did not discover him. He remained till the[y] all march'd of[f], then he got up and struck for the Fort, which place he reached that evening in safety. [A different ending than the one Draper reported in the bio -- more based on the story of Elizabeth Thomas 12C27[5].] 12C17[3]

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1872-11-17

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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C. Columbus Graham to LCD, Louisville KY, 11/17/72: <His large head, full chest, square shoulders and stout form is still impressed upon my mind. He was (I think) about five feet ten inches in height, and by weight say 175. He was as solid in mind as in body, never frivolous, thoughtless or aggitated, but was always quiet, meditative and impressive, unpretentious, kind and friendly in his manner. He came very much up to the idea we have of the old Greecian Philosophers -- particularly Diogenes.> 12C20

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1845

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Obituary written by M. M. Hendle in WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, 5/12/1843: Ann Coburn McDaniel came with her husband to KY in 1775 just after marrying, with her parents in company with DB and "first white women in the west"; settled at the mouth of Gilbert's Creek in what became Lincoln county. Husband and father killed by Indians at Drennan's lick in what is now Henry county in 1776. Married James Harrod in winter of 1777-78 and resided first at Harrodstown, then at Harrod's Station. Harrod died mysteriously in 1790s and she remained a widow. Before her death she told Hendle [who preached her funeral sermon]: "O, we ought never to have left Carolina, for we were in good circumstances there, and since we have come here we HAVE HAD a great many hardships to undergo." 12C25

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1844-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Mrs. Elizabeth [Poague] Thomas, 10/1844: Came to KY with father William Poague in company with Col. Richard Callaway & family; from Holston to Boonesboro in 9/1775; Col. Boone's family at Boonesborough, also his son-in-law William Hays. While there a man was killed across the KY river from the fort, and a man with him escaped; <they would not believe the story of the escaped man until they saw the dead body of his comrade.> 12C26[1]

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1844-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Mrs. Elizabeth [Poague] Thomas, 10/1844: <One Sunday went out in a canoe pleasuring -- Jemima Boone steering, went nearly a mile below, & the Calloway girls wanted to go to the north shore, against Miss Boones wishes -- flowers or something else snticed them -- as they touched the shore an Indn jumped into the canoe & one of the girls . . . knock the Indian over the head with the paddle -- they were taken.> 12C27[13]

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1844-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Mrs. Elizabeth [Poague] Thomas, 10/1844: <Mrs Boone & Mrs Hay were the only women whey Pogue & Callaways families arrived in Sept. '75. Not more than half a dozen cabins built, on the river bank, perhaps a quarter below the Lick; other cabins were building -- a pretty good sized one was being erected for Col. Callaway -- his son Cabele [?] & nephew Flanders were there at Boonesboro' & met Callaway & Poague a day's journey before reaching Boonesboro. . . . The cabins built were not in a row, but scattering.> 12C27[15]

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1845

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Herman Bowman to LCD, Versailles KY, 3/22/1845: When the pursuing army got to the Licking River <the officers were call'd up to the front on the Bank, & a counsel held. Col. Boone advised that they should not attack or cross over. he judged from the Indian encamptment they had pass'd that they were at least 500. Hugh McGary was a Majr. he broke out with rashness & swore that he had come there to fight indians, and would do it, if ten men would join him, he turn'd his horse round, and forded over Stop'd on the opposite Bank & call'd back "are you not Coming" he got no Answer. He then call'd for all who came there to fight to follow him, and let the cowards stay. Some began to ford over. . . .> 12C39

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1845

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Herman Bowman to LCD, Versailles KY, 3/22/1845: <Colo. Boon's Narrative that is published, must have been Written at the end of the Revolutionary War. I believe he was not much a Writer, and expect he furnish the fact to some other.> 12V39[10]

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1845

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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William Whitley, Lincoln county, n.d. [probably ca 1845, when this man was near 100]: Parents [Soloman and Elizabeth Barnett] came to KY in 75; William Jr. driving the stock on foot; his two sisters [Elizabeth & Isabella] mounted with mother, one in her lap, the other behind, <& when little Elizabeth the eldest, behind wd. fall asleep, Mrs. W. wd. take the little one's head under her arm to prevent falling off. On one occasion in descending a steep bank of a creek the horse's foot caught under a root & stumbled & pitched them all into the stream.> 12C62

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1845

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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William Whitley, Lincoln county, n.d. [probably ca 1845, when this man was near 100]: says his wife was a better shot "off hand" than he was. [Not clear where they lived, possibly Whitley's Station, this incident took place "when Bowman's men first arrived."] There was a shooting match "for the lead." Father coming home from a hunt heard of it, <at that moment seeing Mrs. W. going to milk, called out to her to come & take his gun & win the lead -- she set down her milkpail, fired & beat them all: not content with this, they kept up the firing until dark without equalling Esther Whitley's shot.> Another incident: in 95 soon after peace, party of 21 Cherokees brought their skins and furs to the Crab Orchard settlement to trade and barter. One (John Jolly - a half breed) challenged Whitley to a shooting match; he said was busy, but "his squaw" could beat him shooting; and she did, <which very much mortified the Indian & the others laaughted immediately at his expense & advised him to give up his rifle to the white squaw. Mrs. W., to soothe his wounded pride, assured him, which was true, as regards shooting at any length -- that she could beat Whitley the best day he ever saw.> 12C62[1]

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1844-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with George Nokes, Lincoln county 10/1844: <Boone told Nokes he knocked down 2 Inds. & struggled [with] a third & then escaped.> 12C62[11]

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1844-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with George Nokes, Lincoln county 10/1844: Logan's campaign, 1786. <After the fight -- Moluntha among the prisoners. McG. came up & ask'd if he did not command at the Blue Licks? I DID, Said the Indian; then McGary said "G-d d-m you, it was your day then, it's mine now," & with that seized a squaw axe & at a single blow cleft his head in two, & he fell. The other Inds now raised a terriffic yell, expecting whey wd. all be killed. Some blamed, others approved MeGary's conduct -- & but for the interferance of the men MeGary wd. have attacked Col. Trotter.> 12C62[14-15]

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1844-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Long Seige Interview with George Nokes, Lincoln county 10/1844: <A negro Pompey ran off from Col. Grubb's Station in Clark co [word?] [LCD: This could hardly have been so, as there is no evidence that Col. Higgason Grubbs or any one else settled a station in Clark county, till several years subsequent to the attack on Boonesboro in 1778] & joined the Inds. was killed in the subterranean ditch at the long seige -- shot through the head, where he had posted himself to get good shots.> 12C62[19]

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1845

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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J. T. G. Fauntleroy to LCD, Sugar Creek, Buchanan county MO, 1/13/45: <I knew Daniel Boon well he often cald at my store in Lexington and would take a drink of the Creatur [?] with me in 1797 -- he moved to MO and died there in 18--> 12C24[7]

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1844-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Henry Hall, Bourbon county KY, 4/1844: 800-900 men, commanded by Logan, principal officers colonels James Garrard, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Kennedy, and Hugh McGary. At Moluntha's Town, on 10/17 or 18/1786 found him with his queen and several others, including some 15 or 20 white prisoners; one of these white girls <was badly cut by one of the colonels mistaking her for an Indian. After the prisoners had been taken an hour, McGary went up to Moluntha, who had about his person a good many silver trinkets, & jewelry, & asked -- "Do you remember the Blue Lick defeat?" "Yah, I do," replied Moluntha -- upon which McGary cursed him, & snatched a squaw hatched from the queen & with two blows killed Moluntha. Don't recollect about McGary cutting the queen's fingers off. McGary was much blamed -- it had been strictly ordered that no prisoners, after having surendered, should be injured. No recollection about McGary's justifying himself for the act.> 12C1[10-12] LOGANCAMPAIGN86 John L. Martin to LCD, Stanford KY, 10/14/1852: <My ancestor with his command was the vanguard of Col. Ben Logans expedition. . . . When the old Indian King Pheluntha [Moluntha] came out of there town arrayed with a cocked hat on his head destitute of armes of offense or defense manifesting greate interest for pese and friendship accompanied by ten or fifteen women and some children, and surrendered himself squaws and papposes uncanditinally apparently in the utmost confidence to the white man they ware plased under a guard of one or two soldiers. Whilst the company advansed and surrounded the indian town House. Upon the return of company two hour thereafter, to the defenseless prisionors. to there horror and indignation they found Pheluntha tomahawked by Col Hugh Magary. said to be a brave fearless man. and who was unfortunately one of the officers in counsell, imediately preceding the Blue Lick defeat.> 12C7

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1844

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Col. James Davidson (then State Treasurer), Frankfort KY, fall/1844; came to KY in 1782: <Boone himself told Col. Davidson this. That Boone & his brother Edward were together south of Licking -- & while Edward was engaged in cracking hickory nuts with some rocks, & Danl 150 yards off had just shot a bear, & had drawn his ramrod to reload, when Edward was shot; the Inds attempting to cut of Daniel's retreat, but Boone darted off, dropping his ramrod & not stopping to pick it up, & soon got ahead of his pursuers; found he was trailed by a dog, & it wd. bark or yelp a little distance behind, finally as he was running along through the cane & seeing a cane of suitable size to supply the place of a remrod, sezed it & loaded as he ran, turned & shot the dog; still thinking the Inds might pursue, he darted off through the cane, sometimes at right angles, to break the direction of the trail; & as he emerged from the cane break, he dodged behind a tree & quickly loaded & waited a few moments to discover whether he was yet pursued, & if so, to give his pursuers a shot, discovering none, went on without further molestation. Nothing of the grape-vine, Col. D. is very certain.> 12C10[7-8]

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1843

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John Ray to LCD, Madisonville KY, 7/4/1843; son of Gen. James Ray, an early settler: McGary's son Daniel McGary told him of the campaign, on which he was a young soldier serving with his father. <I seems that this detachment or army was commanded by Col. Ben Logan; it was directed against the old Pickaway Towns. Upon their approach to this Indian Village, it seems that there [were] but few Indians thare [and] perhaps some little resistance was set up by the Savages. But they ware soon subdued, Mostly taken prisoner. Here McGary committed an act that he was always censured for afterwards, Viz. After the prisoners ware arrested and everything at rest, Col. McGary from some cause Judged that one of the Prisoners presant was a commander at the Blue Lick Battle, He asked the Indian the question whither he was not at the Blue Lick Battle, his answer was in the affirmative. As soon as he answered McGary dispached him with his Tomahawk -- Rashness seemed to be one of his characteristic attributes.> 12C17[6]

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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LCD memo: Hugh McGary born 1744; died in 1804. 12C19

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1845

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John Taylor Griffin Fauntleroy to LCD, Sugar Creek, Buchanan county MO, 1/12/1845: McGary, <a great Brag or fool or devil or something worse, said in a loud Voic any man that was not a Coward to follow him and spuring his horse plunged into the Licking River and of course the men had to follow. The Indians were nicely fixed for to rue them and oh god the fatal consequence, Sixty as good men as ever lived fell that day by McGarys bad doings. He was dispised by Every body for it not liked by the People.> 12C24[4]

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1844-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, Harrodsburg KY, 10/1844; she emigrated to Harrodsburg in the mid-1770s: <The people of Harrodsburg used to consider MeGary as a blustering & rather cowardly man. Mrs. T. recollects seeing little John Gordon make McGary run.> 12C27[16]

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1844-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, Harrodsburg KY, 10/1844; she emigrated to Harrodsburg in the mid-1770s: <Mrs Boone & mrs Hay were the ONLY women when Pogue & Callaways families arrived in Sept. '75: Not more than half a dozen cabins built, on the river bank, perhaps a quarter below the Lick; other cabins were building -- a pretty good sized one was being erected for Col. Calloway -- his son Cabele [?], & nephew Flanders were there at Boonesboro' & met Calloway & Poague a day's journey before reaching Boonesboro. Nothing like forting when Poague left there in Feb.'76 -- found Col. Henderson there & left him there. The cabins built were not in a row but scattering.> 12C28[4]

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Nathaniel Hart, undated memo [from Shane 16:46]: "I claim 1400 acres of land on the head of Silver Creek, including my two fields, by settlement & pre-emption -- not yet patented. The money was sent down for the warrant by Daniel Boone, & lost when he was robbed. He is now to bring the warrant, and I am to lose the money Boone was robbed of, except he recovers it by suit." 13C1

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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took place at James City VA; must have returned to KY immediately after. 13C2

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1780

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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(1780) Was it at this point that DB met with Gov. Henry Hamilton? LCD: DB "expressed his indignation at the Governor's treatment." "It was in 1780 [that] Boone visited Hamilton, as the latter sailed for New York abt. Octr. following. So Hamilton was not a prisoner when Boone wa a member of the VA Legislature in 1781." 13C4

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB surveying land for Charles Yancey, perhaps others, in June after return from VA and robbery. Also HUNTING with a man named Hughes who apparently came back from VA with DB; had a camp at the head of Hughes Creek in Bath county. Later Hughes missing, supposed killed by Indians. 13C7

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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From an old gentleman -- <When Daniel Boone and his party were surveying the "dark and bloody ground" they heard Indians, and as they were on the war-path, they began to devise means to escape death. They had made two chops on a tree for a line. Daniel had a quart of whisky and he said: "We must do something with the whisky or the Indians may catch us and get drunk and kill us all." The last tree that was chopped had a hollow near a fork, and Daniel Boone put the quart of whisky in the hollow. Forty years had passed and the question came up about that spot, and Daniel told them they could tell by the quart of whisky in the tree. The tree was found, but had grown large and the hollow had grown up, but old man Boone said, "cut it down and the quart of whisky could be found, and the question would be settled whether that was the spot in dispute." The tree was felled and split open and the bottle was found, but the whisky was gone -- had evaporated in the forty year's time,it is supposed.> Draper followed this up by public letter to the paper asking for the name of the informant; letter from correspondent identified him as Dr. H. C. Anderson of Haywood county TN. Draper then notes that the real facts of this incident are in Shane 1:889 (or 809?); probably took place in the winter of 79-80 because deep snow was falling at the time; there is no certainty, he says, that DB was there, but may have been. Took place probably while he was surveying for Thomas Hart; it was late spring of 1780 when DB was robbed of the money Hart and others had given for him to enter these lands that DB had selected for them. 13C11,12,13

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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in company with Benjamin Logan and Charles Gatliff traveled from KY to VA -- DB and Logan were members of the VA legislature. 13C16

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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visited in 10/1781 by way of Ohio river, first time since a boy; was there 10/20. Then south to VA legislature again; arrived after 11/8, before 11/19 when his name appears in journal. 13C19

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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LCD reports a "tradition picked up" by W. D. Hixson of Maysville KY: "On taking his seat in the Legislature, Boone was objected to as a legislator because when captured he had taken the oaths to the English Government." LCD: there is nothing in the legislative journals to indicate this. 13C21

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1781

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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LCD note: <Capt. Jos. Saunders (in vol. 1, Clarks' Campaigns) says: "About May, 1781, he was sent on to Virginia (from Teally [?] of Hoio) for money and supplies for the troops. He was captured at Charlottesville by Tarleton, together with Daniel Boone & Thomas Swearinger, then delegates from Kentucky to the Virginia Legislature."> 13C25

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB appointed sheriff Fayette Co, 6/25/1782; served until 85 13C28,31

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1782-85 DB working as deputy surveyor under Col. Thomas Marshall. 13C28

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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7/22/1782 Capt. Nathaniel Hart was killed near Boonesborough; DB pursued the Indians for the next few days but they escaped. 13C30

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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On his return from Clark's campaign in 11/1782, as soon as on the Ky side of the Ohio examined the country thinking of settling at Limestone. 13C31

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1846

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Joseph Ficklin, who was at Bryan's Station, knew DB, fall of 1846: <Boone & another took the Lynchburg road, & were soon overtaken by an officer & some dragoons, who not taking these to be those they were seeking after, conversed with them as they rode along; finally Boone's companion seeing a road turn off, & thinking it best to leave their present company, says "Colonel, this is our road!" "Ah, a COLONEL, ha?" said the British officer, perhaps Tarlton himself, "you are just such prisoners as we want," & thereupon took them both prisoners; but not confining them, & not putting much restraint upon them, Boone soon found an opportunity to escape.> 13C79[19]

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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This in the hand of Joseph Ficklin, n.d.; LCD says he went over the accout with Ficklin, who had it from one of the party: <In 1779 [LCD: more likely 1780] Col. Boon with a party of 25 men hunting & exploring the K. river & Cumberland -- there they wd be exposed to the Northern Indians & there trapping was good -- while encamped on a Branch of Drakes Creek in what is now Simpson county it was discovered that a party of indians had been near the camp of Boon who informed his company that as they were discovered the indians would be on them that night & was better to meet them on that spot than to attempt to fly. A great quantity of wood was procured and a large log fire made up. every man packing up a parcel of skins & Beaver fur in the form of a man Having it before the fire covering it well with his blanket representing the party at rest. the next plan was to load their guns & take a stand about thirty feet from the fire on the opposite side froma patch of small cane which Boone pointed out as the quarter most likely for the Indians to select in their approach to the camp. The night proving very cold and some [one?] of the men declared there was no danger and would return about 1 midnight & take his place before the fire -- the rest clothed in skins maintained their stand untill near day brake when the Indians fired on the Packs of skins & the poor fellow who refused to be advised & they rushed in to finish the work of death. When Boon & his party gave them a well deserted fire killing 6 on the spot & wounding many more who left their guns & the whole party composed as it was supposed of about 50 made off. In the morning Boon advised a removal for fear of an other fight and the company removed to the mouth of Difficut Creek on the Big Barren river after burying their comrad, who was killed dead by many shots.> 13C103-105

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1883

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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F. A. Wade to LCD, Virginia, IL, 8/24/1883: Says father was at Boonesborough, later a scout for several campaigns. <I have oftain heard Father in speaking of the Blue Licks fought on Licking River, say that if the officers had taken Boone's advice & waited for the reinforcements, which they were expecting, & then divided the forces and attacked the Indians in two divisions, they would not have been so cut to pieces, but they would not listen to Boone, but crossed the river in a body and had not proceeded 1/2 mile until they were in a complete ambush and were fired upon on all sides by the Indians and badly defeated. Bone after he had recossed the river, Rallied all the forces he could and done a good servis by firing upon the Indians & checking them; while the troops recossed, Boone lost a son in that Battle the Indians pursued for several miles I have heard Father speak of Boone on many occasions, but cannot now recollect any of the particulars. I have heard him speak of the capture of Boone & Calaways daughters & How Boone recaptured them but cannot now give you the particulars.> 13C175-175[1]

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB served as a scout on Clark's Shawnee campaign in 7-8/1780. 13C2,5

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1783

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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2/15/1783: <Orders the 15th feberry 1783 <Sir you are amdetly to Call on Duty one third of our melitia as well mounted on horse as posible and Eight Days provistion to take a towor as follows Commanded by Leut Col Patison [Patterson] and Rendevous at Strods on thusday the 20th from there to March to Colkes [Calk's] Cabin above the upur Blew Licks then Down to Licks thence to Limestone and if No Sine [sign?] down a stright Corse to Eagel Crick 10 miles from the head from there home if Sine be found the Commander to act as he think most prudent as [you will be t]he Best Judge when on the Spot you will first Call on all who were Exscused from the Expedistion Exscpt those that went to the Falls with Col Marshell; and then Call them off as they stand on the List: herein fails not. given und. my hand <Daniel Boone CLt> 14C2-2[1]

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1783

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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3/1/1783: <Certificates geven to the Commisoners Joseph Shull W Shull John Cearey thomous Brooks Jacob Hunter Dal Boone <Dal Boone sadels and gunes <ordard that Mr Steel Let Capt Robrt Johnson have ten pound of powder <March the tenth 1783 <Dal Boone> 14C2[1]

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1783

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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ca 1783 <Survaid for Wilm Watson 400 acres begin in Said Watsons Line of an Entry of 950 acres at a Shuger tree W 253 poles to 2 Shuger trees & 253 to a Red [?] and Linn &c to 253 poles to Watsons SW Corner a Walnut but[?] & honey [breaks off] 14C2[1]

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1784

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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ALS to Lawrence Thompson, 8/6/1784: <I am to pay a Large sum of money at Cort on tusday Next the act you promised to pay up for Moore and tatam. I hope you will Come Down and satel [settle] on Monday Next at my house as I am very on well myself and to sat a side all Douties of the bisness Beeing Dun and all money being payd [?] I have nt [?] you Col Marshells Revete [Revite?] togather with portions and the Expen[ses?] of Chan men and Chepens the hole am[?] which is [?] pray this [?] Don all [severa words?] See me at any Rate, I am sir your omble sarvent <Daniel Boone <august 6 1784 <NB <the Reason (the fees being so high) Col Marshall Charged duble fees for all Lands Survaid at that time <DB> 14C5

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1787

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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According to Nathan Boone, DB was gathering ginseng and selling goods ca 1787. 14C6

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1785

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB pilots a surveying party to Flemins County in 4/1784; saw 600 buffalo at the Upper Blue Licks 14C6 BOONEMSS to Col. Nathanel Rochester of Danville, 7/17/1785: <Fayatte county, July 17th 1785 <Sir -- The Lands Mr Mc fadden is offering you is in Qulaty Eacqual to any you have Sen on the South Side the Cantuck and never has been Dispueted by any man as it was known to be the first Clames thare by Satelment and preemtion and I believe his Wright to be good from John Hart and His it Lyes on Silver crick Joining a Satelment and premtion of Willeam Hoy assee of William Deel on his South and Capt Ervings also on his south and Capt astels on his West and Luis Crage on his North thape are a Smart Crick Runs through the Midel of it and Sum Likely Springs on the Land Jesse Bentons in no Wise Consarns With it tis Near 3 or 4 Miles from it and Your own Land Lyes at the Fork of Millers Crick on the North Side Cantucke Near 2 Miles from the Rever a bout 12 Miles from astels [Estill's] Station up the Revel this from your omble servent <Daniel Boone> published in the Lockport NY EXPRESS 7/27/1889 14C7

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1785

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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BOONEMS to Col. Nathaniel Rochester of Danville, 7/17/1785: <July the 17th 1785 <Dear Sir Times are a Litel Difegult at pres- about Indians 2 or 3 Companys have Lately been Droveen from that Qurter Col Harts Land Lyes Which is about 18 Miles from Limestone and 9 miles from the uper Salt spring However the Land Shall be survayed at all avents if I live before the time you mentioned So as the May be Returned to the ons [?] at your Lasure When you come over, Sir, I must be plan [plain] With you I am intirely out of Cash and the Chane men and Markers Must be payd on the Shot and I want 2 or 3 ginnes for my own use, Sir if you will Send me Six ginnes by my Litel Sun it shall be Sateled on our first meeting by Sir your omble sarvent <Daniel Boone> published in the Lockport NY EXPRESS 7/27/1889 14C7

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1785

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB made a survey of 1000 acres for Thomas J. Austin at "Indian Old Fields" in 1785. Tradition says at that time DB named the noted mountain known as Pilot Knob. 14C9

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1785

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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BOONEMSS to Charles Yancey, 5/30/1785: <May 30th, 1785 <Dear Sir: <I rec'd your Date the 20th febury 1785 and am very sorry to here you Never Rec'd a Later from me as I have wrote you three Since I Saw you at Brother grants and sorry to here of the Dath of your brother as I make No Doubt it puts you to many Disadvantages. however We must submit to providence and provide for the Living and talk of our Lands your plots ware all Returned that we Survayd ameditly but Bridges and Boone's presention and that of Boone's for a Most Simple Reason in making hout his plot and Cald for my beginning the Enterry Said Runin North then East South and West to the beginning So I had another plot to make out and having no other business at the Ragesters ofis I lat Bridges Ly till a bout 7 months ago however I Expect them at Rechmond by this time there are No Dispute Reason on any of your Lands at all the Land you gat from Col. Jodd is Not yet Laid of for good Reasons Mr Parker his pardner Was gon to philadelphia and Returned but a few Dayes ago and there patan is Come I went the other Day to Jodds on that acoumpt and he is free to Do what he promised you but parker Count Not be got at that time I also wanted Capt. Hayes with me at the Layeing of the Land as he is Bater at the Bisness then my Self the uninst fees you Desired me to Recall from the ganeral Survayers I Exspet is useless until Colo. Marshall Returnes from virgania at which time I Shall Demand it as for Mr Thomson of Lincoln County he uterly Demide [demands?] taking the Dubel fees and told me at that time he had No Right to them my Best Respets to you and all your famyly and Remaan your Most obedent omble Sarvent <DDaniel Boone> transcribed from original in the Virginia State Library 14C14-14[1]

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1786

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB removes about 4/28/1786 to near the mouth of the Kanawah 14C22

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1786

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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7/20/1786 citing Roosevelt 1:339 14C22

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1786

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB looses his "Station" tract in 1786 to a Gordon of Spotsylania 14C22 (Shane 2 Montgomery county 79)

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1786

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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BOONEMSS to John Overton of Lincoln county, 7/20/1786: <July the 20th 1786 <Sir the Land has Been Long Survayd and Not Knowing When the Money would be Radey Was the Reason of my Not Returning the works however the may be Returned When you pleas But I must first have a Nother Copy of the Entry as I have Lost that I had When I Lost my plating Instrements and only have the Short field Notes Just the Corse Distane and Corner trees pray Send me a Nother Copy that I may know how to gave it the proper Boundery agreeable to the Location and I Will Send the plat to the ofis a medetly if you Chuse it the Exspencis is as follws viz Surveyers fees.................L9 3 8 Ragesters fees Do.............. 7 14 01/2 Chanmen and Marker 11 Dayes.... 8 0 0 purvistions for the tower...... 2 0 0 ______________________________________________________ 26 17 81/2 you Will also Send me a Copy of the agreement betwixt Mr Waler overton and my Self When I Re'd the Warrants I am Sir your omble Servent <Daniel Boone> [Commentary: letter was to be left for Overton at Elijah Smith's general store in Lexington -- a central point and rendezvous; John and Waller Overton were brothers who emigrated from VA in 1784 with the returning Boone {?}] published in the KENTUCKY YEOMAN 2/15/1881 14C23

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1786-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Logan's expedition of 10/1786, DB and Kenton "commanded the advance" 14C23

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1786

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Col. Levi Todd to Gov. Henry, Fayette county KY, 6/22/1786: <Since Col. Boone's removal, he had made every effort to regulate the militia. He cannot make an accurate return, but the numbers Exclusive of officers, is about 1,100. Something shd. be done to secure the lives and property of the frontier inhabitants who have suffered these six months past as much, and were exposed to as many inroads of the savages, as we did in that length of time through the whole course of the war, particular actions excepted. <I think it probably that a separation will shortly take place, though I am at a loss to judge. The Kentucky people appear less unanimous than formerly, and a great variety of sentiment prevails.> 14C26

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Rescue of Chloe Flinn (married name Ballard). Probably born 1779 (would make her six or seven when rescued in 1786). Had been in captivity for six or seven months. Brought in to "Boone's treaty at Limestone." Lived with the Boones for a year or so. Named her son "Boone." 14C27

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Story of Chloe Flinn. Elizabeth Hahn [daughter of brother to Chloe, who was also captured] to LCD, Port Jefferson, Ohio, 5/3/1884 and 5/15/84: Grandfather John Flinn lived in Greenbrier county VA; oldest daughter Nancy had a dream that Indians came, tapping the family on the shoulder, but her father on the head; <the next day the dream was made manifest.> Says captured by Indians led by Simon Girty [?]. Killed the father, took the rest of the family prisoner; daughter Nancy left for dead, but unhurt, escaped. [other correspondents say she too was taken, perhaps to a different town; had a child by an Indian; later returned with the child.] Marched 3 days; her father (also named John) only 5 years old and rode; to Shawnee village. Mother (Elizabeth) died six months later from the hardship. Her father remained in captivity until a young man. Became an interpreter and a storekeeper. Daughters Nancy (17 at time of capture), Chloe (15), Lizzie [Polly?] (12). 14C30f

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Chloe Flinn. Amos Flinn to LCD, 5/11/1884: Son of captive John Flinn (brother Chloe); both his aunts (Polly and Chloe) <were stolen from the Indians by Daniel Boone.> Polly later married an Indian. Father John with Indians til 21. To Fort Wayne, hired on with a merchant as Indian trader; 7 years there. Taken prisoner a second time while working as scout during War of 1812. Escaped. 14C33f

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Chloe Flinn. J. F. Ballard (her son) to LCD, 7/22/1883: She 7 yrs old when captured; fifteen Indians in the party; <Colonel Boone made a treaty with them and got her from them. . . .> 14C45

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Chloe Flinn. Boone Ballard (her son) to LCD, Bethany, Harrison county MO, 12/6/1882: <She never could tell much about the tretment; they took them all from West Virginia into Ohio. I think Col. Boone capturd Chloe at or near the Siota River -- I think he was [word?] in search of some other children and came near their camp and found her with some other small children playing on the out skirts -- told her To jump on his [horse's] back and he would take her home and she done so. he traveld with her for some distance came to a sttp precipise, and To avoid pusuit managed to swing himself over into the water and by wading considerably escaped.> 14C50[1]

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Chloe Flinn. Andrew Kesinger to LCD, Madison WV, 12/29/1882: His uncle, John Ballard, married Chloe. <Chloe was very small when she was Captured, my understanding has been that Daniel Boone exchanged a small Indian for her in Ohio. At the time she was exchanged she was sitting on a bear skin. Boone sbought her back to Kanawha and gave her to a man by the name of Slaughter who raised her.> follow-up letter of 4/23/83 admits that there were "several reports as to her recapture. I have heard that she was stolen by Boone & his comarades.> 14C53[3],56[3]

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Chloe Flinn. LCD: Captured in fall of 86; seven months in captivity; given up at the treaty in May of 87. Lived with DB at Limestone till the fall of 1788, when he went up to Point Pleasant with ginseng. Quotes Nathan Boone on this: <Reaching Point Pleasant, by John Van Bibber's invitation [Nathan married a Van Bibber girl], Col. Boone & family went & stopped awhile at his house, while Col. Boone was getting the boat & cargo in readiness to resume his journey. [Boat had taken on water and his seng had gotten wet.] Left a little girl [Chloe] at Van Bibber's whom Col. Boone had brought up from Maysville, where she was delivered up from captivity by the Indians, probably at the treaty of 1787, & had since lived in his family. Her name was Chloe Flinn, some ten [LCD: 8] years old, who had been taken prisoner from Greenbriar, where she was subsequently sent to her friends.> 14C61

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1787

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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5/1787 DB and Patterson exchange prisoners. 14C71

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1787

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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After the treaty of 5/87 "Blue Jacket & Boone's son [Daniel Morgan] often went hunting over the Ohio, an evidence that the Shawanoes had made peace in good faith." See Shane 2 Montgomery county 21 14C71

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1787-12

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Maysville established 12/87, DB made a trustee. 14C71

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1788-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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10/1788 DB in VAlegislature in Richmond through winter. 14C674

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1787-12-31

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Arthur Campbell, Andrew Cowan, Samuel Edmunton, Daniel Boone, and Thomas Carter, to Gov. Randolph, 12/31/1787: <Sir: If it is found next spring, that a war with the Indians is unavoidable, we are of opinion that two companies of Rangers, of 50 men each, will be necessary to protect the frontiers of Washington, Montgomery and Russell. Those allotted to range so as to be a safeguard to the inhabitants of Montgomery, to be stationed on the west side of the Great Kenhawa, where the Greenbrier road crosses to Kentucky; and on Sandy River, where the said road crosses that river. Those for the defence of the other two counties might be station: 1st a detachment at Park's spring in Powell's Valley; another at Yoakum's Station, where the waggon road crosses Powell's River; a third in the Rye Cove, and the remainder in the neighborhood of Castle-Wood station and the Fort on Sandy River. Muskets suitable for light infantry are preferable to rifles, as buckshot may be used, and the bayonet will be excellent for night attacks or defence. Five hundred pounds of powder with lead equivalent, will be sufficient for Washington and Russell, and the like quantity may be necessary for Montgomery. A stand of colors, drum and fife, would be useful for each company.> VA CAL STATE PAPERS 4:375-76 14C75

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<The delegates from Kentucky, D. Boone, J. Marshall & J. Fowler, Jr., inform the Executive, that the number of militia necessary to defend the frontier of that District will depend upon the rigor with which the Savages may carry on the war. They, therefore, recommend that the matter be left to a meeting of the field officers of the District, to be called by the County Lieutenant. Most of the cavalry in that country were volunteers; had selected their own officers subject to the general militia law, and they therefore decline to recommend any. The arms sent out in the Spring of 1787 were generally unfit for service, and not a single scabbard, belt, cartridge-box or flint came with them.> VA CAL STATE PAPERS 4:390-91 14C75[1]

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1788

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Fall of 1788 DB and family went up the Ohio to deliver a cargo of ginseng; and went on to visit Berks county PA. 14C77

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB lived on the sw side of Kanawha river, 4 miles from Charleston, his house at the base of the hills on the upper side of a branch; hills about 600 ft high, bottom 1000 yds wide. Campbell creek empties a little above and opposite the DB site. 14C80[4-5]

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1791

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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6/14/1791: <June the 14th 1791 <Laide of for Willeam Allin ten acres of Land Situate on the South Este Side of Crucked Crick in the County of Conhawway and Bounded as followeth viz Beginning at a Rad oke and Hickury thence North 56 West 23 poles to a Stake thence North 34 Este 58 poles to a Stake thence South 56 Este 23 poles to a Stake thence South 34 West 58 poles to the Begining -------- < Daniel Boone > [includes some arthimetic scratching on the bottom, apparently in calculating the acreage] original in West Virginia Historical Society 14C82

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1890

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview notes of Jacob Boone, California, 3/1890: His grandfather, Jacob Boone, a relative from PA, moved to Limestone (Maysville) in the 1780s. He was made a trustee of Maysville, along with DB and Simon Kenton in 1787. He may have succeeded DB in the business of tavern-keeping and warehousing in Maysville; he continued in the business until ca 1825, and died there the next year. Kept ferry over the Ohio for many years. Named one of his sons (informant's father) Daniel; often spoke well of DB. Jacob often went hunting with DB over the river in Ohio: <his eye seemed to be on the constant alert, like a wild turkey's; Jacob could discover noting; but DB discovered the tip of the ear of a deer lying down, the flies pestering it marked its ear, slipped around, until he could get a fair shot of the deer & shot him.> 14C83

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1890

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview notes of Jacob Boone, California, 3/1890, grandson of Jacob Boone, a relative of DB, who knew him during the Limestone period, often hunted with him in Ohio: <Dl. Boone when alone was waling up a ridge, saw an Indian dodge behind a tree -- "naturally, of course," said Boone, "I stepped behind one too" -- both watching each other, fearing if he exposed himself the other would shoot him; finally Boone said he concluded to put his old cap on the end of his ramrod, & peer it out carefully, as if trying to get a sight, when the Indian saw the cap, shot at it, & Boone let it fall; B. stood to his place until the Indian came up within abt. ten paces of him to get his expected scalp -- when Boone confronted him, the Indn. exclaimed "Yankee!", that is, played a trick on him. Boone shot him.> 14C83

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1890

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview notes of Jacob Boone, California, 3/1890, grandson of Jacob Boone, a relative of DB, who knew him during the Limestone period, often hunted with him in Ohio; heard this story from one of the Callaway girls: Jemima knotted her bonnet string with the number of Indians in the party; when they were overtaken, Jemima was "looking over the head of the younger Callaway girl" [that is, picking off head lice]; after rescue, Jemima said that she was so excited that she <could not have felt a louse, had it been as large as her thumb>; she heard a noise, looked up and saw her father "creeping upon his breast like a snake, & he to caution her gave her a sign by shaking his finger to keep quiet." 14C84

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1890

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview notes of Jacob Boone, California, 3/1890, grandson of Jacob Boone, a relative of DB, who knew him during the Limestone period, often hunted with him in Ohio: In 1770, DB was hunting at the Blue Licks; overtaken by a large herd of buffalo; climbed a tree to save himself, shot several from his perch; herd so big he was in the tree for several hours. 14C84

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1889

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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BOONEMSS to Thomas Hard, 5/7/89: <May the 7th, 1789 <Dear Sir, This Instant I Start Down the River. My Two Sunes Returned ameadetly from philadelphia and Daniel Went Down With Sum goods in order to Take in gensgn at Lime Stone. I hope you Will Wright me By the Bearer Mr goe how you Com on With my Horsis -- I Hear the Indians have Kiled Sum pepel Neer Limstone and Stole a Number of horsis -- Indeed I Saw one of the men Who was fired on When they kiled also 5 pursons War Certinly kiled on the head of Dunkard Crick on this River a bout Six Dayes since 30 miles from Radstone I Likewise saw a Later yesterday from Muskingdom to Mr. Galaspey at the old fort [port?] that 300 Indians are Certinly Sitout from Detroyht To Way Lay the River at Deferent placis to Take Botes Sum Say 700 Sum Say 100 But the Later Cantiflies [quantifies?] of 300 this accoumpt you may Rely on I am Dear Sir With Respect your omble Sarvent <Daniel Boone <My Best Comtm. To Mrs. Huntt Col Rochester and Lady.> [LCD comment: "It may be discovered that the above was written on the Monongahela River -- doubtless at his son-in-law Goe's father, who lived there -- near Brownsville, I think. Boone had, I judge, been to Hagarstown with horses for sale, which he left with Col. Ths. Hart -- a large merchant there, who bought up largely ginsang, & other western country produce. Nathan Boone's notes I took of him show something of this horse enterprise on the part of his father."] 14C89,97

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1789

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Col. Harmar, 5/13/1789: "Col Boone left this garrison [where? -- on the Monongahela? Pittsburg?] this evening in a Kentucky boat for Limestone." citing ms papers 2:48 14C97

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1789

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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BOONEMSS to Cols. Hart & Richardson 7/30/1789: <grate Conhowway July the 30th 1789 <Deer Col <after My Best Wishes to you & family also Col Rochisters I Cannot help Reflecting a Litel on the Downfall of ginsagn The war a Litel unfortenit Last fall But I Doubt it will be Worse this But the information Come to me on Tolerable good Time alth I had took in a goodel [good deal] Sir I Wish to have a Later from you in Respect to my Horsis as I am a gooddel Concarned a Bout Brothers Debts pray Wrigh me and Direct the Later to this place I am Sir With Respect your very Omble Sarvant <Daniel Boone> 14C92

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1789

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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BOONEMSS to John Philips and John Young, 7/30/1789: <Mouth of grate Conhawway, July the 30, 1789 <Sirs <I Rcd your Later, Dated 18th of Apeial, a few Dayes past as it past me and Went to Cantuck and my Sun had it sent to this plass and your Request I have Complyed With asfar as is Nesescarry and am Exeeding Sorry to find so much Disseption in Capt. Ellis Nothing could induse me to say What I am going to Mention But that of a feiling Conciounc and to purvent you from Laying your Selves under a Ruinous Situation This lands, Sir, has Never had a Chain streched on it Nither has Capt. Ellis ever been on the this Land; he only gott me and one Nathan McClure to go and show him where this Reserved Line started from and there to follow the same to where Chapmon Auston had quitt on a branch of Buck Crick. your Entry Begun to the Best of my Rememberance 1500 poles S.E. of this Corner of Astons Know Sr Capt. Ellis Returned home from there with us, and I left him at Capt. Whitlys and he made out the plot for your Lands that Day and told Whitly that he Survayed it and Returned that very plot and a few Days after I saw it on the Racorrds my Sun and Self Satt down Chan man and markers and my Sun nor Casetey was not along with us and that I Tell you you may Rely on Let him say what he will as to the Quality of the Land he is Right as to Just Sacond & thurd tho the Later Contains the grates part & the fust Rate the Least the Timber and Water is as good as our Cuntry afords the Salt Spring you may Look for there are no Suth thing in all that part of the Cuntry Where the Land Lyes there are also good M[ill] sites on the Track But the Land in General is not worth more than 2s/ per acre tho' it is as good as Could be gott at that late peroud. Know, Sirs, I would advise you to send Sum purson who knows this Reserved Line and Latt them gat those Two men Cald for in your paten for Markers and go and Survay the Land a agreea[ble] to your paten and Latt it be a privet mater and Lat your old paten stand as it is and all will Be Well otherwise you Will Loose the whole for my part I Shall keep it a profound secret Nether Did I wish you to Exspose Capt. Ellis as I sepose he thought from our aquntance he Might Mak free with my Name I shall be in philadelphia this winter and Will Call on you. I am gentelmen your Most obedient Sarvant. <Daniel Boone> 14C93-93[1]

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1789-10-06

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Kanawha county court, 10/6/1789 -- first session held in the county -- DB recommended as Lieutenant Colonel. 14C95

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1791

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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6/14/1791 surveying land 14C101

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1791

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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member of legislature in 1791, session running from 10/17 to 12/20 14C102,107[2]

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1791-12-13

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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BOONEMSS To Governor Henry Lee of VA, written at Richmond, 12/13/1791: <Monday 13th Decr 1791 <Sir <as sum purson must Carry out the armantstion to Red Stone if your Exclency should have thought me a proper purson, I would undertake it on conditions I have the apointment to vitel the Company at Kanhowway so that I Could take Down the flowre as I paste that place I am you Excelencys most obedient omble servant <Dal Boone> 14C105

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1791-12-18

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB appointed to supply provisions; William McMachan to Governor of VA, Richmond, 12/18/1791: <Sir: I have the honor to transmit the enclosed as the form of an agreement for the transportation of the ammunition alloted for the frontier conuties. The expenses attending it are low, and Colonel Boone's inducement to the undertaking is the payment of the consideration in ADVANCE. . . .> VA CAL STATE PAPERS 5:413 Then this receipt: <Dec. 22d 1791, Point of Fork Va, Daniel Boone gives receipt for 400 weight of powder and 1600 weight of lead, with one barrel of flints, for the use of the company and fr his command, and that under Capt. Lowther, which he engages to employ without charge on barter, solely in the Service of the Commonwealth.> ibid, 5:416 and: <W. McMachen, Richmond, Dec 22d, 1791, having delivered the advance stores, as requested, orders Col. Daniel Boone, to deliver at Moorefield, in Hardy county, sixty of powder, 240 weight of lead, & proportion of flints; at Morgantown, 190 weight of powder, 760 weight of lead, and proportion of flints; at the mouth of Buffalo, 150 weight of powder, 600 weight of lead, and proportion of flints, &c.> ibid 5:416 14C103-104

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1791

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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BOONEMSS to William Haris, 3/3/1791: <March the 3d 1791 <Dear Sir <My Sun Dal Boone Wates on you for the Balance Due me for Rose and her Child Which is 32 pounds virgania money Besides the Intrust Which I hope you will not faill to pay him and Not put me to the trubel of Coming Down my Self and he will give you a full Resete for the Same I am Sir your omble Sarvent <Daniel Boone> 14C105[1]

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1791

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB chosen representative for Kanawaha county: <At an election held at the Court House of the County of Kanawha on the 4 day of April 1791 for the purpose of choseing of Deligates to represent the sd County in the General Assembly for the ensueing year wharby at an open and fair election; George Clendenin & Daniel Boone were Chosen.> He made no speeches, simply recorded as voting, but was chosed for two important committees -- Religion, Propositions and Grievances. Votes: preemption to apply to all VA lands -- yea; subscription by the state of 50 shares for the Dismal Swamp Canal (one of the first internal improvement measures) -- yea; for the repeal of the law supporting the Episcopal church with glebe lands -- yea (in the minority). 14C107[2]

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1783

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1/6/1783: <Orders to Capt H[azelrigg] <Your are amedetly to order on Duty 3 of your Company as goude [guard] to escorte Col Marshell to the Falls of Ohigho you will call on those who was Exscused from the Shone [Shawnee] Expedistion [expedition] and those who Come into the County after the army Marched; they are to meet at Lexinton on Sunday next [1/12/1783] with out fail given under my hand this 6 Day of Janury 1783 <Dal Boone> 14C2

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1792

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<Wm McMachen, Ohio Co. Va -- Apl 5, '92, from Moses Williams, on acct. of Col. Dl Boone 170 lbs powder, 568 lbs lead, one keg of flints.> 15C4

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1792

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Problems in the completion of DB's contract to supply soldiers on the frontier. Col Clendenin to Gov., 5/26/1792: <In the provision made for the defence and protectin of this county the present year, your Excellency was so kind as to inform me that ammunition was put into the hands of Col. Daniel Boone for that purpose, and that he was also to furnish rations for Capt. Caperton's Ranging company. I am therefore, led to inform your Excellency that no ammunition has yet come to hand, neither has there been a single ration furnished. As consequence naturally follows that I have been compelled to provide rations for said company as yet, otherwise let them be disbanded; & have purchased of Wm Cook for the use of sd company & the militia, 105 1/2 lbs gunpowder &c. . . > VA CAL STATE PAPERS 5:561 15C3

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1792

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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While DB living at the mouth of Kanahwa Col. James Lane spent a night with the family during warm weather; "and during the night the grease dripped down on him from bear meat hanging overhead." citing Shane 2 Bath county 44-45 15C2

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Col. Geo. Clendenind to Gov., date?: <I think some 4 or 5 months after the said service -- (Col. Boone to supply Capt Caperton's Rangers with rations) ought to have commenced Col. Boone arrived at the mouth of the Kanawha River without any means of supply for said men; when on being applied to by Col. [Thomas] Lewis if he had made any provision as required, his answer was that Capt. Caperton had not done the business to his view, or words to that effect, and therefore he had not made any provision for the reception of said men. A few days after the arrival of the said Col. Boone, I went to the mouth of the Kanhawa in company with Capt. Caperton, and heard Col. Boone and him very fully (in my opinion) investigate the nature of their several trusts; where agreeable to the same opinion, there appeared to have been a total non-compliance of the former, which occasioned the remission of the latter.> VA CAL STATE PAPERS 6:67 15C4

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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On these troubles of DB as supplier for military see Roy Bird Cook, ANNALS OF FORT LEE.

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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HUNTING from John P. Hale, FACTS AND INCIDENTS OF DANIEL BOONE: <In 1792, Daniel Boone and Robert Safford went on a beaver trapping expedition on Raccoon Creek, in now Gallia county, Ohio. They camped first about where the town of Adamsville now stands, and later at Beaver Dam, near Vinton. They caught over one hundred beavers. When the hunt was over, and Boone returned to Kanawha, he presented to his friend Safford his tomahawk and best beaver trap which he called "Old Isaac."> These preserved in the Safford family. Safford one of the men who laid out the plat for Gallipolis. Also on this trapping expedition was James Burford. 15C1

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Edgar J. Moseman, in a mss, says DB with James Burford ("the most notorious sensational yarner on the frontier") and Col. Robert Safford, were among a party of 40 men who on 6/8/1790 landed at the site of Gallipolis to plat it for the Sciota Company in advance of the arrival of the French emigrants, who arrived 10/1790. Boone, Safford and Burford were hunters and scouts for the French. A story supposedly from 1790: DB out hunting; pursued by Indians to the creek above the Great Rapids; no retreat but push out on an old bateaux with no oars; started down the rapids; Indians fired at him until he was in the thick of the rapids, filled with rocks; <into this hell of boiling water, his eagle eye watching every chance, his hands upon either gunwale of the bateaux, that gallant old hero darted.> 15C12

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1793

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Perhaps this the earliest: "The Indians have made incursions to Kenawha county -- taken two negroes belonging to William Morris -- Col. Boone and another person were killed or taken." US GAZETTE 4/27/1793 15C15

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1794

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB deposition, Point Pleasant, 4/24/1794: 6/1/1774 employed by James Hickman to locate, enter, and direct the survey of 4000 acres, "as soon as time would admit of it;" meanwhile employed by Dunmore 6/24/1774 to warn the KY surveyors. "I took with me Michael Stoner; and on the creek that goes by the name of Hickman's Creek, about 2 or 3 miles below Col. Levi Todd's, I cut the first two letters of said Hickman's name on a large water oak, with a large stone grown fast in said tree, in presence of said Stoner. And finding the surveyors [were alarmed by or were posted about] the Indians, I returned home, and wrote to Col. Preston to make the entry for Mr. Hickman at that tree and agreeable to my instructions." March 1775 went to the spot again where met James Douglass who had surveyed on Hickman's creek the year before; told DB that the land was already claimed, "and that I had better move the entry." DB then had John Floyd survey 4000 acres for Hickman. 15C25[4]

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1795

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB deposition, Fleming county, KY 9/28/1795: "On June 19, 1778, being on run [?] from the Indians who had me lately before in captivity, I came to a large open space place [?] of ground at the forks of three branches; a buffalo road, waters of Johnston's Fork [of Licking] which land I [later] entered for James Peake on Jan. 11, 1780." 15C25[4]

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1817

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB deposition, at the house of John B. Callaway, St. Charles county MO, 6/20/1817: DB 84 years old. DEATHNED "In Oct. 1780 I knew the Indians had come along this [Upper] war road; for in muddy places I saw their horsetracks, which enabled us to follow them." <War roads in early times, were distinguished from roads made by game by choppings, blazings, paintings, &c; otherwise they could not have been distinguished from the swall buffalo roads.> 15C25[5-6]

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1805

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Deposition of Jesse Coffee [or Cofer, or Copher], 5/25/1805: lived at Boonesborough in 1777; went to make salt with DB. <We made a few bushels of salt; and the Indians "tuck" Col. Boone, myself, and the greater part of his co. prisoners.> 15C25[6]

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1835

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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account of Dr. Matthew L. Dixon, letter to the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, 1835; his wife was a daughter of Elizabeth Callaway Henderson. 1: <Samuel Henderson was the lover of Elizabeth Callaway, & had left his peaceful home in North Carolina on her account. Flanders Callaway was the lover of Jemima Boone, and John Holder of Francis Callaway.> First the girls paddled to an island in the river to gather blossoms and wild onions. Afterward they "carelessly" paddled the canoe to the opposite shore of the river. <They were not apprehensive of any present danger; but as the canoe drifted opposite to a heavy canebrake, which came down to the water's edge, five Indians rushed furiously on them, and soon made them captives. Elizabeth Callaway, however, raised her voice to the highest pitch and fought heroically with her paddle, and even laid open the [word?] of the head of one Indian to the bone; but all this availed them nothing, and they soon found themselves hurried off, they knew not where or to what fate. Fortitude and presence of mind never forsook Elizabeth Callaway. As soon as the Indians commenced their march with their little captives, this admirable female pioneer bent or broke every twig she passed, if she possibly could. The Indians discovered the strategam, and one of them gathered the hair of her head, held it up, & at the same time brandishing his tomahawk over her or drawing his scalping knife round the top of her hair, in indication of what would be her fate if she did not desist. But her daring spirit was not to be thus subdued, as she then would tear small pieces from the most flimsy part of her clothing and strew them along the way. The Indians gave them some buffalo meat; this in part they also crumbled in the path, but birds or something alas picked up the pieces, as the pursuers saw nothing of them.> 15C25[14-15] continued

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1835

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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account of Dr. Matthew L. Dixon, letter to the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, 1835; his wife was a daughter of Elizabeth Callaway Henderson. 2: <Owing to the situation of the canoe, it was late in the evening after the girls were missed, before the whites could cross the river. Eighteen at length got over, in time to pursue the trail five miles that evening. Next day, Monday, they progressed through the cane about thirty miles, and on Tuesday resumed their march, five miles, to a creek, over which an examination no trail could be discovered. But knowledge of their customs induced the whites to suppose the Indians had waded up or down the creek, as to leave no vistige of their footsteps. The company then divided, nine going up and nine down the creek. [?] The latter had not gone very far, before the discovered smoke gently ascending. Every precaution was then observed in order to come so suddenly on the Indians as to prevent them destroying the captives. <Boone, who commanded the lower party, gave orders that not a gun should be fired until all could be made sure. The whites crept slowly on, until within reasonable shooting distance, when one of the Indians rose from the ground. The anxiety of one of the men was such, that he fired on the Indians who showed himself, somewhat contrary to Boone's orders. The savage bounded, dropped what he held, and made off. The others sprang to their feet, when a volley from Boone and his companions left not an Indian to be seen. They did not drop dead, but made off; nor were they pursued, as the great object was accomplished. The fugitive Indians, one excepted, who alone of the party returned to their towns, must have died of their wounds or perished with hunger and fatigue.> 15C25[15] continued

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1835

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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account of Dr. Matthew L. Dixon, letter to the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, 1835; his wife was a daughter of Elizabeth Callaway Henderson. 3: <The pursuers rushed to the spot where they found the prisoners and the baggage of the Indians, and discovered that they had been cooking a buffalo calf for breakfast, which they had killed that morning. Now, an occurence was near taking place which would have marred all the pleasure of the pursurers. Elizabeth Callaway was dark complexioned; and from fatigue and exposure very much so in her then situation. She was sitting by the root of a tree, with a red bandanna handkerchief around her, and with the heads of her sister and Jemima Boone reclining in her lap. One of the men, in a moment of high excitement, as must have been the case with all, raised the butt of his gun to despatch her, and it was about to fall on her defenceless head with a weight aided by all his muscular power, when his arm was fortunately arrested by one of the others who also supposed her an Indian. Although no harm was done, a melancholy sensation was produced from which they party did not soon recover. In fact, it is enough to make the blood run cold to think of the circumstance even at this time, when fifty-nine years have gone by, and the generation then in action have nearly all gone to rest. <Another circumstance also took place on this occasion, which had strongly the appearance of the interposition of Providence in behalf of the prisoners. Immediately after they stopped to kindle a fire and cook, one of the Indians who had a gun (they were not all armed with guns) laid off his pack, took a little path and went away. He was absent a few minutes; and returned without his gun, opened his knapsack, and conmenced searching for something he appeared to have forgotten (probably his powder), and while thus engaged, himself and party were discovered, and as already stated, fired on. Thisa Indian no doubt had been sent out as a sentinel, and had he remained at his post would have discovered the whites, given the alarm, and allowed the others time sufficient to murder the prisoners and effect their own escape.> 15C25[16] continued

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1835

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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account of Dr. Matthew L. Dixon, letter to the NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, 1835; his wife was a daughter of Elizabeth Callaway Henderson. 4: <I neglected to mention in its proper place, that two companies of whites were formed at the fort, one of foot and one of horses -- the former conducted by Col. Boone, and the other by Col. Callaway. The feelings of these two commanders in pursuit of their captured daughters can be but very faintly conceived, much less described. The horse company, by some tracks they discovered, took it for granted that Boone's party had succeeded, and returned to the fort without participating in the recapture. <The girls, though much exhausted from affright, hunger, and fatigue, were safely conveyed back to the fort. Their captivity, though brief, was painful to them and deeply afflicting to their parents, other relations, lovers and friends, on account of their quality, their age, sex and tenderness. No indignity was suffereed to be offered to them. Anything that savored in the least degree of such impropriety was immediately checked by one who seemed to be a Chief. This individual is elegantly described in a romantic poem entitled "The Mountain Muse," by Daniel Bryan, of Rockingham county, Virginia. This work was published in 1815, and gives a good outling of the scene we are now sketching.> 15C25[17]

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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account of Christopher Mann, unidentified newspaper clipping, 9/1884; 111 years old, knew DB in KY: <He described Boone as being of medium height, muscular build, keen gray eyes, small nose and thin lips. He was a man who dealt only with the realities of life, and when he smiled, which was seldom, his face lighted up with a very angular and striking expression. Boone held very little intercourse with the few shite people of that section, preferring the solitude of the forest or society of his wife to that of the outside world.> 15C27

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1883-10-15

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Christopher Mann to LCD, Independence MO, 10/15/1883; ca 110 years old 1: <I remember Daniel Boone while he lived in Kentucky on the licking I was a boy then about twelve years old I remember his tow [sic] boys well. They were about my size he never raised any crops he hunted & fished most of his time I knew him in 1786 he would go from plase [sic] to plase [sic] & hunt he hewed the logs, & built a house his boys did the most of it he was never known to make a shop without bringing down domething the animals were not as wild as they now are That had nobody to fear. It was not thickly settled Daniel would sit in his cabin and kill Buffalo that came a round to lick salt they had licked a ditch 4 or [5] ft deep all around his house. I have walked in the ditches sometimes over my head: he would boil down the water and make salt. The first I ever saw he gave dada. This plase [sic] inside of the ring the animals had made around the house was called Boone's Lick.> 15C26 continued

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1883-10-15

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Christopher Mann to LCD, Independence MO, 10/15/1883; ca 110 years old 2: <I saw him before he lived in this house, and heard my Dada tell how many deer, Buffalo, Bear & etc. Boone had killed in a day; he was talked of as the old Back wood's hunter; no one knew where he lived he bothered no one after the Robbers made a raid on his house and the tow [sic] boys killed them one let the dogs out while the other shot after we heard about this I desired to see the house Dada was looking for land I went with him and went by Daniels hut he told dada about it and Said his boys done very well he asked how far we lived Dada told him about 70 mi he said old woman we must move they are crowding us I remember how his wife looked and the dogs he had six he had a horse to cary [sic] his game on he had a load of furs ready to take off and he feed his horse a half of a deer and started nobody knew where he was dressed in leather he was about the age and size of dada I heard him tell dada he liked fish better than any thing else. . . . [I know] nothing more about Daniel Boone as he did not stay one plase [sic] long to get acquainted and lived in a world of his own I have seen him pass with his old horse loaded with game of every kind he would go by where we lived and would some times talk to Dada and tell what luck he had he had traps of every kind to catch racoons and etc.> Interesting note: <This is by his daughter Alice. his words exactaly [sic] I did not copy it for I wanted you to know how well he [Christopher Mann] could keep on on [sic] subject. Mr Draper my father is a great talker he could talk to you all day and tell you many interesting thing of his early days how he worked and how he got his first pants & hat he says if you ever come to Mo. come and see him you will be welcome.> 15C26

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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fall of 1796 went out with son Jesse, lawyer Henderson [?] up Sandy -- dry autumn and unsuccessful. Met by Col. Thomas Rogers end of Sept, early Oct. 15C28
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1796

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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6/2/1796 deposition <The Deposition of Daniel Boon of full age taken in Mason county on the path Being from Ruths mill to the Salt works at Salt Lick creek about 320 poles S.westwardly from whare it [word?] the north Fork of Lickin at two White oaks by the Side of the path which hath old Blases and Some old Picters on Said Blases. This Deponant Sayeth that in the fall 1779 he was at the s[aid] Blases trees and there was an Indian camp at the plase at that time & that he the Said Deponant Located 3,000 acres of Land in the year 1780 for Nathaniel Hart & in Said harts name to Instud[?] The place he is now at wharether said Indian camp was, at that time, which camp was to be in the center of The Survey as near as may be, & that the place whare he now is whare The camp was, is the place aluded to in the Entery of 3000 acres made in the name of Nathaniell Hart, and that him the Said Deponent Is not Interested in said Harts claim for sd 3000 acres. this Deponent Surveyed the said Entery for the heirs of sd. Nathl. Hart Descest and made the Beginning Corners near whar this path to the Sd. Salt works crosses the north fork of Lickin and this Deponent further sayeth not <Daniel Boone <[attest?] <Geo Stockton <Michael Cassidy> Reverse side of document: <Mason county to witt <agreeable to an order of the worshipfull court of Mason county we the Subscribers me the second day of June 1796 in Said county on a branch of the north fork of Lickin on the path to the salt works from Ruths mill whare was two white oak trees with old Blazes & some old picters & Daniell Boon made oath to the within deposition & in the presence of Stepher Furr & William Walker was marked marked the said two white oaks with new Letters NH -- DB -- WW & PW & three papers was produced to us in which it apeared there was Notices Given of the time and place of Taking this Deposition agreable to an act of assembly Concerning the Boundary of Lands Given under our hands & Seals this second Day of June 1796 <Geo Stockton <Michael Cassidy> 15C30-31

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1863

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with William Champ, KY, 9/1863: <Mr Champ saw Col. Danl. Boone but once. Champ was sent by his father with a stock of cattle to winter high up on Licking; & during the winter went with others on a hunt up Sandy. This was after Wayne's treaty [Greenville 1795] -- while Indians still lurked somewhat on the frontiers; & was before the death of informant's father in 1799, & before Boone migrated to Missouri. He met Col. Boone on head waters of Sandy -- hehad with him his wife, two married daughters with their husbands. They had some half-faced camps -- ate their meals from a common rough tray, very much like a sap trough, placed on a bench instead of a table, each using as needed a butcher-knife to cut the meat, & using forks made of cane, with tines or prongs, & having only bread to eat with the meat. <It was a hunting camp. A great number of bears had been killed, & the skins were being cured or dried, & the meat hung up drying all around the camp. Col. Boone said he designed taking the meat down Sandy by water, & up the Ohio & Kanhawa to the Kanhawa Salt works for market. He said he thought he had killed, as he expressed it, "the master bear of the Western country" -- he was a monster for size, two feet across the hip bones, but was very aged & poor; & if in good condition, must have weighed five or six hundred pounds. <As Champ was out wintering stock the next winter, & went hunting at the very yead of Sandy, Licking & Kentucky, & there heard Indians yell, & he & his party of hunters pursued; but the Indians scattered & disappeared in the cane -- I shd. think it very likely it was the winter after Wayne's treaty he met Boone. See Col. Nathan Boone's notes, & Col. Ths. Bogers' letters abt. the buffalo hide boats for transporting meat & skins.> 15C31

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1796

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Col. Charles Yancey to DB, Louisa KY, 2/29/1796: <Dear Sir: I am sorry to observe to you that I have heard that you were displeased with me on account of the debt due Mr. Ware. Far be if from me to take any advantage of you, were it in my power. I have ever been friendly to you and wished you better success in life than you have experienced, and I may in truth add that I have made some sacrifices to serve you, and that you wrote me that you would reward me in your country. I have often defended you in public against calumny and abuse when I have heard you accused. I also rode to Williamsburgh and bore my own expenses to serve you. I also paid for the clearing out of my lands in paper more than twice over, which I have received nothing for. The thousand acres warrent I first put in your hands cost me dear when the money was good, which you promised me should be laid on good land. But I have neither warrant nor land as yet. A number of the locations you charged me for are not surveyed or returned and may possibly be lost to us forever, and I am told Hughes' survey of two thousand acres will the most of it be lost, owing, as I am informed, to its not being surveyed according to location. Boone's settlement and pre-emption, I am told, has claims on it, and, I fear, may be lost, at least in part, as I fear it was not located in time, and Bridge's pre-emption and settlement, I am informed by Wm. Lipscomb, that he can find no deeds to him either in Fayette or Lincoln counties, and that many settlers are on all those lands, and that it may finally be lost also, which different surveys some of which I have sold, and cannot, I fear, make a proper right to, and it may cost much of my small fortune to make good. <Now, sir, after this picture of my matters, can you entertain a hard thought of me? However, there is nothing like face to face. If God spares me, I will see you, or send my son to see you, before the summer is over, I hope, and will, if you please, have a settlement, I doubt not to your satisfaction, and I hope that we shall be yet friendly, and ready to render each other that service that common justice requires. I add no more, but remain with good wishes to you, Mrs. Boone and family, <Yr friend and servant, <Chas. Yancey> Yancey was a business associate. From MEMORIALS OF THE CRAWFORD FAMILY (New York, 1883):134 15C32-35

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Rev James W. Mollett to LCD, Boons Camp, Johnson county KY, 9/30/1884: <Boons Camp's Situated at the three forks of greasey creek, Named by Col. Danel Boon him Selfe where he Erecded a campping ground at this place, Neer a large lick Where Boon Bild his camp was then a wilderness of woods and high lofty mountains, and know inhabitents at that time. Boon hunted there for years and camped here at the place called Boons camp, and left marks on trees and rocks on his trace of travel and his leeding parties where he yused to bring his game to the camp. I live in four hundred yards of the camp ground -- have found rocks marked Danel Boon and trees marked the Same way; and they be Some ole people here sas this was on his road to buffaloes Creek where they was a nother large lick and Danel's creek and a bout a days hunt from Boons camp Greesey was namd Greesey by Boone it is said By the ole citisens, that he Killed the largest and fatist Ber [bear] he Ever killed in his hunting They is a post office here called Boons camp named in honor of Danel Boone . . . and they is quite a vilage here know and theckly Settled with good School houses and churchouses and the land produces Well Such as corn wheat oats Rye, cotten, to Bacco and a kind of vegetable. Greesy lys East oof the levisa fork of Sandy river Seven miles below Paints ville the county seat of Johnson co. Sir I have given you the Situation of the countrey. . . . PS correct all Bad spelling and Excuse Bad writing for I am know Scolar.> 15C39

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Col William Suddarth: "Boone could write a good strong farmer's hand -- was Depy. surveyor to Col. Thos. Marshall in '82-'85; and Deputy under me in '97. Made several surveys. Come to my house and staid all night, several nights, and made out his plots, so that I know that he did it himself. Surveyed some 100,000 acres of land." from Shane 2 Bath county, 51, 84. 15C50

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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LCD: "Boone's poverty -- loss of Ky lands -- Virginia's principal object, severance [?], hence warrants for more good lands than she had -- hence the overlapping of surveys &c. . . . producing vexatious & costly litigation, & Boone was a conspicous victim." 15C50

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1798 DB lands sold for nonpayment of taxes: 4000 acres on Fleming creek and 800 acres on Licking river in Mason county; 1500 acres on Red river, 5000 acres at the head of Kentucky river, both Clark county. 15C51

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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LCD: one of the laments of his old age was that he had no fortune to divide among his children. The hunter's life tended to poverty, "but Boone's simple philosophy did not comprehend the cause, while he lamented the effect." DB "unfitted" for other labors or duties. He was very hospitable but careless. citing Josiah Collins on DB's character in Shane 2 Bath county 85 and 2 Montogomery county 81; Collins 2:453. 15C52

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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in 1800 DB visited the Frand Osage & spent the winter there upon the headwaters of the Arkansas. 15C53

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1879

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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B. H. Payne to LCD, Nashville, 3/1/1879: <I asked the old gentleman [DB] why it was that he left Ky where there was so much beautiful & fine lands, & go away off to MO: He said at [word?] they crowded me too much. I could not stand it I wanted to go where I could not be around so much by neabors; I am too much crowded now where I live in MO. I asked him how neer was his next neabor to him he said about 20 miles. I asked him how nir was his next neirest neaber & he said about 40 mi. This is all I have to say about Daniel Boone that you interest you.> 15C54

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1792

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<Recd. Mh 27, 1792, of Col. Danl. Boone 709 lbs of lead, 190 bls powder, a proportion of flints, for the use of the men of Harrison & Monongalia counties in actual service; also a proportion of flints for Randolph county.> VA CAL STATE PAPERS 5:476 15C4

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1889-09-24

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Mrs. M. L. Taylor to LCD, Mexico MO, 9/24/1889; descendant of DB's wife Rebecca: Remembers being told that her father, Alexander McKinney, hunted with DB in 1807 and 1808 and until the beginning of the War of 1812. 23C112

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1781

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Bill of sale: <Know all men by these presents that I Clevens Duke of Louisa County & the Colony of Virginia hath Bargained Sold & Delivered & by these presents do Bargain Sell & Deliver unto Alexander McClaran of the province of Noath Carolina one Negroe girl Named Easter for the Consideration of Seventy five Pounds Virginia Currancy before the Ensealing & Delivery of these presents & I do hereby Warrent & Defend the Said Negroe girl Easter from the Just Claim Right or [word?] of any Person as [word?] whatsoever having any Claim there to as Witnesses my hand & seal this 27th day of February, AD 1777 Clevens Duke Signed Sealed & Delivered In the presents of Test Cosby Duke William Johnson> Reverse, upper right side: <I assign my Right & Title of the within Bill of Sale to John Grant as Witness my hand & seal this 13th day of October 1777 Alexander McClaran> plus a witness signature barely distinguishable -- <Joseph Mosby> Reverse, lower left side: <I assign my Right & title of the within Bill of Sale to Daniel Boone as witnss my hand & seal this 10th Day of September 1781 [last digit?] John Grant> witness <Joseph Mosby> 25C76-77
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1781-12-17

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Entered into this 17th day of December [1781] . . . Between Geddes Winston of the County of Hanover & Colony of [Virginia] . . . and Daniel Boon [sic] of the County of Fayette and District of Kentucke in the Said Colony of Virga. Witnesseth that whereas the said Geddes Winston hath obtained five Warrants each warrant for one thousand acres of Land the Whole amounting to Five thousand acres to be Located on any good vacant Land in the Cuntry Called Kentucke and whereas it is not Convenient nor in the power at Prestnt for the said Geddes Winston to attend to the Surveying & Locating [?] of the Said Land and that sd Boon being a Resident of the Country -- doth hereby agree and bind [?] himself his heirs & assigns [two words?] the Said Five thousand acres of land Surveyd on Vacant Land and [word? -- Secured? ] from any Claim that may hereafter arise Should he Locate the Said warrants on Land that [word? -- has been?] already located he doth bind him Self & his heirs to Locate the Said Warrant in other Lands for wch Consideration the said Geddes Winston doth [word?] agree to give to Said Boon Two thousand acres of the aforesaid Lands to be laid of[f] agreably as to Quality [word?] and to pay all Expenses that may attend the Surveying & Securing of the Said Lands and make [word?] and to the said Boon or his heirs for the Said Two thousand acres as soon as he shall have the whole Completed -- To the [word?] & intent & performance [word?] & Singular the above articles we the said Winston & Boon doth bind our Selves . . . as Witness our hands & Seals the day and date as above. Geddes Winston Daniel Boon [signature sic] [witnesses, first illegible] Thos. Winston Burnett Timberlake> 25C78

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1790-04-27

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Van Lears, merchants, to DB, Williamsport MD, 4/27/1790: <Yr favor by yr son & the skins & ginsang recd. The deer skins were well handled. the bear skins were not generally killed in season. . . . We send you such goods as we have on hand which you ordered. We sent more coats & clothes than you ordered. Can say nothing abt. the ginsang.> 25C91

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1867-11-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Interview with Jesse Morrison, Galena IL, 11/10/1867; settled in St. Charles as a merchant in 1802 and knew the Boones: <Col. Boone said, that when he was a prisoner, that he was tied of nights, and a couple of young Indians slept one on one side of him, & the other on the other; & in the night a squaw came, & cut the thongs loose, & gave him a pair of skates, & he said, getting these, he cared nothing for the Indians.> [???] 30C98

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1867-11-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Interview with Jesse Morrison, Galena IL, 11/10/1867; settled in St. Charles as a merchant in 1802 and knew the Boones: <Boone would work a whole day to make a nice ram-rod, & took pride in always keeping his gun bright.> 30C98

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1867-11-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Interview with Jesse Morrison, Galena IL, 11/10/1867; settled in St. Charles as a merchant in 1802 and knew the Boones: When DB was being treated for scarfula in St. Charles, Morrison knew him; <Col. Boone had the salt rheum [?] -- could scrape the scarf off; came & was doctored at St. Charles.> 30C99

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1867-11-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Interview with Jesse Morrison, Galena IL, 11/10/1867; settled in St. Charles as a merchant in 1802 and knew the Boones: Was employed much as a hunter at Boones Lick for the salt boilers. Much hunting by himself in a canoe. Nathan Boone had a very bad opinion of him. 30C100

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1867-11-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Interview with Jesse Morrison, Galena IL, 11/10/1867; settled in St. Charles as a merchant in 1802 and knew the Boones: Morrison knew Edward Hempstead; he died young in St. Louis. 30C102

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1867-11-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Interview with Jesse Morrison, Galena IL, 11/10/1867; settled in St. Charles as a merchant in 1802 and knew the Boones: When DB was in captivity, according to tales he told Morrison, he was watched by one Joab Barton, a white boy who had been captured by the Shawnees in VA [LCD says in KY, at Boonesborough]. <Fastened a rope around his neck, so when he would go to the branch or spring to drink, Joab, to be ugly, would jerk the rope & bother him, & interrupt his drinking. [On this point see Hempstead letter of 3/6/1863] Joab appeared as old as Col. Boone, He was chief of a small band, & used to bring his band to St. Charles, & trade with James & Jesse Morrison; & finally, about 1810, he came there, & bought a farm nearby, & abandoned his Indian wife and family, and married a worthless white woman; got farming implements of the Morrisons, & farmed it two years, first year "try em corn," and next year, as he said, "try em wheat." But by this time he got tired of his new wife, & new mode of life, sold his farm for a song, and abandoned all, returning to his first love and the Indians. . . . Col. Dl. Boone retained a vivid recollection of Joab, & declared if he was not so old, that he would yet go & kill him, and would kill him anyway should he happen in his way.> 30C96-98

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Indenture for sale of land in PA to Squire and Sarah Boone, 1750; clearly indicates that while DB's father could sign his name, his mother could not. 25C3

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1782-10-09

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB to Lt-Col. Robert Patterson, Fayette KY, 10/9/1782 <To Lieut Col. Patterson Capt Constant Johnson McConnell McConnell [sic] of Lexington & Lieut Wason or any two of you. Gent you are required to meet this Day at Some convenient place & hold a Court of inquiry into the Conduct of Capt John Holder against whom Complaint is made to me & Report your opinion of the same to Gent your Obed. & Hbl Servt. <Daniel Boone <Fayette Octobre 9th 1782> 25C80

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1792-10-25

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB to Lt-Col Robert Patterson, Fayette KY, 10/25/1792 <Sir <You are hereby required to be ready to go on the intended Expedition against the Shawnese Your Service will be required as a field officer agreeable to your late recommendation made by the County Court in the mean Time I expect every exertion will be made by you to forward the Business agreeable to the Orders hereto issued relative to the Same I am Sir your most Obedt. Servt. <Daniel Boone <Fayette Octobr. 25th 1782 <To Lieut Col. Robt. Patterson> 25C80

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1783

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<August Court 1783 <The persons appointed to Examine Daniel Boone who was nominated a Deputy Surveyor in the County having reported that He is able & Qualified to execute the said Office the said Boone had the Oath of Office Administered to him and is appointed to the said Office. <Willis Green C[ounty] C[lerk]> 25C81

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1783

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<Know all men by these presents that I Gilbert Imlay of the State of New Jersey am held and firmly bound unto Daniel Boone Esquire of the County of Fayette in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the full and just Sum of Two thousand poinds current Money, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Daniel Boone or his certain Attorney Heirs Executors or Adms. I bind myself my Heirs Executors and Adms. firmly by these presents Seald with my seal and dated thsi Fifteenth day of March 1783. <The Condition of the above Obligation is Such that if the above bound Gilbert Imlay his Heirs &c shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Daniel Boone his certain attorney Heirs Executors Adms. or Assigns the Sum ofTwo shillings Current money for every acre of land that shall be obtained and Secured on an Entry made by the said Daniel Boone the 26th of Dec. last for 10,000 Acres on a Treasury Warrant No. 10216, and now Sold to the said Gilbert Imlay. One half of the Sum so ascertain &c to be paid on or before the 14th day of May which shall happen in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty five and the remaining half on or before the 15th of May then next following Then the above obligation to be void and of no effect otherwise to remain in full force. <G. Imlay <Sealed and delivered in the presence of <Christn. Greenuss <Wm Henderson <Tho. Marshall> 25C83

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1785-10-26

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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10/26/1785 DB pays attorney T. Perkins L 5.4.6. as retainer. Draper comments: "So Boones law troubles (from defective land titles, doubtless) commenced with the introduction of courts in Ky." 25C86

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB and Son DANIELMORGANB hunting in fall 1789. 25C91

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1785-10-26

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<October 26th, 1785 <Received of Daniel Boone Esqr. Five Pounds four Shillings and six pence as a general retaining Fee, and in consideration thereof I do hereby engage not to take any cause as an attorney at Law, except where I may have been previously retained by others, against him, but will appear for him the sd Boone in all actions at Law brought by all against him. <witness my hand T. Perkins> 26C69

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1786

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<Know all men by these presents that I Peter Byram of Fayette County and State of Virgania Have Barganed and Sold unto Daniel Boone of the Same County and State all and singler one Negro garle Named Loos for the Sum of Ninty pounds current Money of the State a fore sd. Which Negro I the said Peter Byram Do Warrant and Defend from all maner of parson or parsons Claiming or to Clame therefore to this presents I have hereunto Sat my hand and Seal this Seventh Day of March 1786 <Peter Byram <Witness present <Jer. Henry <Wm. Byram> 26C148

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1786-12

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Gilbert Imlay to DB, Richmond VA, 12/?/1786: <Dear Sir <I am sincerely sorry it is not in my power to [word?] for Such is the embarrasing [?] State of affairs in this Country that I have not been able to recover a poind from all the engagements that have been made me. However I shall take every step in my power and [word?] return in the spring. Judge Symmes has bought some land of me and its probable as he hahave not fil'd upon the Tracts he may be induced to take the Land I purshased of you I must therefore beg that you [line obscured] power as his settling among us will be a general benefit to the Country. I am sure. I need add nothing more to make your [line obscured]. I am with the greatest regards your most obd. servant <G. Imlay> 26C152

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1787

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB to Lt-Col Robert Patterson, 3/16/1787: <Dear Colo <I am Sorry I had Not Wrote to you as Will as to Colo Logan in Regard to this first Exscong [?] in gaving up the that We Sent With the french man and his two Children for Clarks Sun it Was a promis Made by Colo. Logan out of indulgance to Mrs Clark and before the Indan Would gave up the priseners I Was Spisel Security for the Complyance of the Same and Wrote acordingly to Colo. Logan and Capt Greenup and Requested them to Comply with my promis to Clear me and Call for two of ours for Sum of theirs acording to Rank Which you See is Dun in Logans Speck Capt Greenups Later to me Mentions Every purtickuler the Disaprove of the Conduct thire Selves but purmited it to be so at present in order to Clear thire promis and My obligation to the Indan Chief I Do Not Blame your Conduck But Most Request it of you and Col. Trater as Well as the others and Shall take it Exsuding kind Sconsider I am hire With my hands full of Bisness and No athoraty and if I am Not indulged in What I Do for the best it Is Not worth my While to put my Self to all this trubel I flater my Self you Self you Will be of the Same opinyon as the other Commisoners and Send the Indan Woman With the bearer I am Dear Sir your very omble Sarvent <Dal Boone <NB this Was No oversite of the gentelmen at Danvill but Just as I tell you to Clear me of my obligation that I Come under to the Chief ---- Dal Boone> 26C176 On this see Bakeless:319

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1787

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Promissory note to Samuel Taylor, 5/28/1787: <Know all Men by these presents that I Daniel Boone of the County of Bourbon and State of Virginia am held and firmly bound unto Samuel Taylor of the County of Mercer and State aforesaid in the final Sum of Three Hundred Pounds Virginia Money, for the true performence of which payment well and truly to be mad I do hereby bind myself my Heirs and Assigns firmly by these presents. Sealed with my Seal and Dated this 28th Day of May One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Seven <The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound Daniel Boone or his certain Attorney shall make or cause to be made unto the Said Samuel Taylor when called for a good and Lawful Deed of Conveyance in fee Simple, to Four Hundred Acres of Land, part of which is to be of the first quality and the remaining part of the Second quality lying on the Waters of Licking avout Twelve Miles from Limestone being part of a Survey of Four Thousand Acres in the name of Said Boone, to be laid off in what part of the Survey and in such a manner as the Said Taylor shall direct so as to be run at Right angles with the bounds thereof. Then this obligation to be Void otherwise to remain in full force and power at Law -- <Daniel Boone <Signed in the presents of <Joseph Scholl <Peter Moustin [Martin?]> 26C177

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1787-12-06

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Charles Yancey to DB, Louisa, 12/6/1787: <Dear Sir <From a Small estimate I have made I find I shall be in arrears to you when I am to pay for the Locations that did not occur to me that is Thorpus [?] and I will see you paid for Wm dipscomb [?] also. but Cant do it directly But suppose it may be best to settle and make an Estimate of what is due as I may pay when I can raise as much and will Sent it to Kentuckey By some safe hand will thank you to make a statement & let my son Bobby have it that I may know what to provide also if the intended Division of your County has Taken place or not & if you'l favour us with your Company as you return my best respects to your good Lady and am Sincerely your friend and Humble Servant <Chas. Yancey> 26C179

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1801-10-10

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<Appearing begfore us, Santiago Mackay lieutenant Commander of St. Andre of Misericord has come Mijaca Calloway inhabitant of Femme Osage who declares and recognizes by this appearance to constituted, named, and commissioned as his agent and representative Mr. Daniel Boone, commander of Femme Osage to whom the said Micaja Calloway gives through this signed oath voice and authority to act in all things that concern the interests of the said Micaja Calloway, and especially to give and make legitimate title to Joshua Doddson, inhabitant of the said Femme Osage, for a tract of 800 arpents, which the said Micaja Calloway has sold to the said Doddson, and to receive from the Government the title to the said title and concession and all that concerns the title to the said Doddson and to do all mentioned above for and in the name of said Calloway who states by this present document that everything that will be done as above by the said Boone will be approved by him the said Calloway and will be done completely and legitimately and with the same authority as if he had done it himself, the said Calloway. Completed and paid at St. Andre, 10 Oct. 1801, and accepted and signed in presence of witnesses and us the commandant <Macaja Calaway "M" his mark <John Long <Isabella Mackay <S. Mackay.> Original in French [translated by Robert Schwartz] 27C71

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1798

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<A. Don Zenon Trudeau, Lieutenant Colonel, Captain of the Sixth Regiment of Louisiana and Lieutenant General of the Western Part of Illinois. <Robben [sic] Hall, relative of Mister Daniel Boone and of those who have followed him into this country, according to the pledge that he gave him of having obtained the agreement of Monsieur the Lieutenant General of the Illinois Territory, to obtain there for himself and the men tracts of land sufficiently remote from our families and our resources, has the honor of beseaching you to have the kindness of conceeding to him a tract of eight hundred arpents in area, located on the Femme Osage River, northern bank of the Missouri. The petitioner having no other aim than that of living as a peaceful farmer and subject of the laws of the Government [who] will at all times provide an example of faithfulness and obedience to his family. <Saint Louis, 12 January 1798 <[signed] Rob' Hall> Original in French [translated by Robert Schwartz] 27C68

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1801

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<I have received from Mr. Daniel Boone, syndic of the Femme Osage settlement a total of sixty-two beaver hides, two otters, forty one deerskins, and six cat skins, which hides would be worth, according to his receipts that were prepared by Mr. Gaste Sainte Cue, merchant of this tiwn, as follows: the beaver received at the rate of one flask [or gourd?] per pound, this item certified at two pounds for one (each beaver pelt), the otters at four piasters and certified at two, the buckskin accepted at two pound per pound, discarded ones at two pounds for one, the catskins at market price, agreed at two pounds for one, the said sum deriving from the same pelts mentioned above [will be credited?] against the larger obligation [owed by] the said [Monseiur Boone]. Sait Louis of the Illinois Territory, 14 March 1801. <Antoine Foulard> Original in French [translated by Robert Schwartz] 27C70

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1801

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<I received from Monsieur Daniel Boone, syndic of the Femme Osage, which had been owed me for a part of the surveyings of Misters George Boncharian, William Hays, Daniel Morgan Boone, and Robben Hall, to whom I must issue their certifates of survey, which I shall address to Mr. M. E. Way [?], Commander of Saint Andre, as soon as they are drawn up in order for theirs to be delivered. Saint Louis 14 March 1801. <Andre Foulard> Original in French [translated by Robert Schwartz]. 27C70

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<Nominative List of inhabitants of the District of Femme Osage who owe [fees for] their land surveys: Messrs. Daniel Boone, the elder [or father] Daniel Morgan Boone William Hays George Bouchannan Roben [sic] Hall.> An attached note indicates that these are "Paid by Mr. Daniel Boone, the elder." Other that follow names on this list are: Philipe Miles Micaja Callaway Forest Nancoe Vanbeeber Lerry Brown Luis Crow Edward Price Jon Parlbets Jerimias Grosjean Wm E. Langten Original in French [translated by Robert Schwartz] 27C69

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1871

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Joseph McCormick, Kewaunee county WS, 3/17/1871: <Early in May [1809] Mr. McCormick was in St. Louis -- first arrived there in a keel-boat -- and there met & got acquainted with Col. Daniel Boone. Col. Boone was at St. Louis with reference to something connected with the Boone's Lick Settlement, not certain what, perhaps for supplies for his son Nathan in salt-making there; & probably also for family supplies for home use, for which they used to go to St. Louis once a year. He regretted this visit to St. Louis, as he did not feel so well after his return home, as he did before. He seemed opposed to the Boone's Lick Settlement, probably to his son's continuance there, with toils & exposures, for all which the renumeration was so uncertain. About the 20th of June following Mr. McCormick passed up the Missouri, called on Col. Dl. Boone, & spent some three days with him. He was simple, & feeble; talked over the events of his life briefly. He was sauguine, firm & energetic, indomitable; resolved on carrying every point he might undertake. This seemed a marked characteristic of him. He did not seem to have any active, decided religious views, adored the Creator & his works; seemed to have no interest in the moving, progressive world, the FRONTIER, its life & incidents monopolised his attention. Col. Boone said he [had] not camped out on a hunting expedition for several months, that the preceding winter had been severe, but he found enough small game & deer near home.> 30C108-11

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1871

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Joseph McCormick, Kewaunee county WS, 3/16/1871: Visited with DB two times in 1809; DB told him he had not returned from MO to revisit KY, that health would not permit of it and that he regretted this. <Said he had been treated badly in Kentucky -- owned not a foot of its soil, after all his early discoveries, trials & dangers: Seemed to feel his poverty quite keenly, wished for more, for hospitality's sake.> 30C111

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1871

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Joseph McCormick, Kewaunee county WS, 3/16/1871: Visited with DB in 1809. McCormick, with William Johnson, was in charge of escorting a party of Mandans (consiting of Big White, his wife & son, an interpreter with his wife and two children), who had come east with Lewis and Clark, back to their own country; the Indians had lain over for some time in St. Louis, unable to get back because of the severity of the winter, and as "there was then an ill feeling among the frontier people against the Indians," and at the landings of frontier settlements hostile people forced them back to St. Louis twice; after this McCormick kept the Indians in the hold of the three-decker boat, hidden from sight. On their way up the Missouri a severe storm forced them to land, and finding that he was in the vicinity of Femme Osage, and having made DB's acquaintance in St. Louis a month before, McCormick decided to pay DB a visit, and ended up spending three days with him, about 6/20/1809. <Boone said it was about two years before [fall of 1807] that he came near losing his life while out on a hunt by the hostile character of the Indians; & refered to this fact as a caution to Mr. McCormick against the Indians as he went up the Missouri.> <As Mr. McCormick was going up the Missouri, Col. Boone gave him this advice for his guidance among Indians: Always meet them frankly and fearlessly, showing not the slightest sign of fear or trepidation: By kind acts and just treatment, keep on the friendly side of them. Bestow upon the squaws small presents, however short you may be of them, wh. will conciliate them & secure their good will of friendship against any hostile designs, & command their aid & sympathies in case of sickness while among them. Mr. McCormick said this advice he often afterwards had occasion to test & [was] of the utmost benefit to him.> 30C110-113

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1871

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interivew with Joseph McCormick, Kewaunee county WS, 3/16/1871: Visited with DB two times in 1809. Heard it said of Indian Phillips that he would have sprees, but that he was mild. He was "pretty much of an Indian." 30C113

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1845

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Remains brought to KY under the supervision of Col. William Boone of Shelby county ("oldest surviving nephew" of DB), Thomas L. Crittenden, and Phillip Swigert. The remains were interred in a "solemn ceremonial" in Frankfort on 9/13/1845 before some "fifteen or twenty thousand persons." Funeral march from twon to Fort Hill Cemetery. CINCINATTI GAZETTE 9/20/1845 30C122

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Boone genealogy kept by James Boone of PA, a cousin of DB: GEORGEBSR (George Boone III) born 1666; married Mary Maugridge, born 1669; had nine children: George, Sarah, Squire, Mary, John, Joseph, Benjamin, James, Samuel. All married and had several children except John. Arrived in Philadelphia 9/29/17 (OS), following George, Sarah, and Squire who came earlier. George Sr. died 7/27/1744; Mary died 2/2/1740/41. Buried in the Friends Burying-Ground in Exeter. When he died left 8 children, 52 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. (5B22)

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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(George Boone IV); eldest son; born England 7/13/1690; died 11/20/1753. Taught school for several years near Philadelphia; good mathematician. Magistrate. Married Deborah Howell who died in 1759. (5B23)

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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William Russell: son of English emigrant, settled in Culpepper county; born 1738; to Wm and Mary; married; growing family resettled in west, to New River in 1768, next year to Castle's-Woods on eastern side of Clinch River, west of the present town of Lebanon. Sent on public mission to Creek nation; served in VA assembly in 70; jp of Fincastle county 73; aborted KY emigration 73; deputy surveyor of county and captain of militia 74; supported of Continental Association; battle of Point Pleasant 74; member Fincastle Committee of Safety 75; Leut. Col of county militia 76; defense against Cheokees; 77 joined main army under Washington as commander of 12th VA regiment, in battles of Brandywine and Germantown; Monmouth battle 78; relief of Charleston 80; Yorktown 81; continued in army until end, breveted a Brigadier General by Congress 83. Seven yrs in Continental Army. Died 1793 of fever. (5B35-40)

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1849-01-28

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Robert Wickliffe to LCD, Lexington, 1/28/1849: <Poetry and Falshood has made Boone the pioneer & discoverer of Kentucky when Boone had as little claims to the credit of being such as Americus had of being the discoverer of America, yet is immortalized in story & song while the real discoverers & first pioneers are forgotten.> 5C54[3]

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1849

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Robert Wickliffe, "The Life of Col. John Todd," n.d., sent to LCD ca. 1849; Wickliffe a descendant, this information from family tradition and his own researches: Upon coming to the southern ridge, overlooking the Licking River, Todd called for Boone: <On Boon's [sic] approaching Todd he was heart to say Col. they intend to fight us, to which Todd replied, how do you know. Boon answered, they have been for some time, concealing their numbers by treading in each others tracks, & pointing the Col. to the trail, dont you see they are doing so, this is invariable with them when they wish to seduce a pursuing enemy into an ambush. Todd enquired of Boone what kind of land there was on the other side of the river. He answered very favourable to an ambush & that he suspected they were waylaying the road near where the river makes narrows. On this Col. Todd had Major Trigg, Capts Harlan, Lindsy & other officers brought to him & then Boone repeated what he had informed Todd, & his belief that the indians were lying in ambush at the point of the road called the narrows. Col. Todd then enquired of Boone, the kind of land further on the Buffaloe road than the narrows & the practicability of retrograding a short distance & crossing the river & falling into the rear of the Indians undiscovered. Boone stated that it might possibly be done, by going down or up the river about a mile or two & then their striking into the road about three miles ahead of where they [word?]. While this council was going on McGary a Subordinate in the command from Harrods Station Clapped spurs into his horse & plunged into the river (then about midsides of a horse deep) crying out to all that were not dammed cowards to follow him. He rode across & about a third or a fourth of the command followed him. Todd & the other officers appeared to pay no attention to McGary but finally concluded that the chance to avoid a discovery by the Indians was a bad one, & that the best course to pursue was a direct pursuit. The order to march was given.> 5C51[8-9]

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1846

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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W. P. Boone to LCD, Louisville KY, 4/27/1846: <He was considered the most expert woodsman and the most accurate marksman with the rifle from an early period of their residence in North Carolina. I have often heard the circumstance restated by the elder Boones. It was admitted by all the white population & all of the indians in the neighborhood of the Boones in North Carolina that Daniel Bpoone was the most successful & skillful hunter in the country. But one Indians who was distinguished by the name of "Saucy Jack" resolved that as Daniel Boone alone was his superior with the rifle he would have no superior alive & that he would take the first opportunity to kill him. This intention became known to some one who immediately gave information to the father old Squire, Daniel being absent on a hunting excursion. The old gentleman was a quaker but this aroused him, quaker as he was, and he set out instantly saying "I'll kill first." But an Indian gave to Saucy Jack & he fled from the county. I mention this to show you that the early life of Daniel Boone must have been mostly in the woods and that his passion for hunting was early developed. His opportunity for education in the way of Books was extremely limited & he was so intensly devoted to the woods and the chase as to be insisith [insensitive?] of the necesity of any other education than the knowledge of those arts of which he became so proficient a master, and which excited the envy of the friendly indisna and the teror of the hostile ones.>

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB's nephew Jesse Boone, son of his brother Isreal Boone (died at 30 yrs of age in 1756 in NC, soon after the death of the mother from consumption), lived with the DB family from 1756 until his young manhood in the 1770s. 19C197

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1886

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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N. L. Clarke to LCD, Decatur MS, 5/13/1886: Grandmother Susan Poor Boone was <a person of fine recollection, and good conversational capacity; and rich in traditions of the Boone family, for whom she had great esteem. She, of course, was well acquainted with all the older Boones, of whom she often talked to us her grand children. I gathered this as a fact, fully, that the Boones as a people were great lovers of liberty, good soldiers, very patriotic on all occasions.> <I had it [the following] from my Grand mother [Susan] Boone, who was by marriage a niece of Col. Daniel Boone. Her statement was that when Squire Boone, Daniels father, corrected his children for any cause, he always continued the correction 'till they would beg forgiveness, and the ceasing of the punishment; But Daniel would never beg but endured in silence to the last. The father, wishing to gain his point in government, would appeal to Daniel, "Canst thou not beg?" But he could not beg, leaving his anxious parent to close the matter at his pleasure. This little circumstance I have remembered for a long time.> 19C232

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Wellborn Coffey to LCD Risden, Caldwell county NC, 9/28/1884: DB hunting with Cherokees, must have been in the NC days before KY. They came to what appeared to be a buffalo trail. <Some of them [Indians] doubted their being buffala; said they may be "Tawbers" [Catawbas]; but followed on to where they left their droppings -- then they said they were buffala, "Tawbers no make so." The Catawba Indians were not friends with the Cherokee Indians. It was said the Catawbains would wore buffala hoofs on their feet to fool the Cherokee Indians, and kill them on their trail.> 19C240

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1890

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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John Boone to LCD, Round Rock TX, 2/12/1890; Jesse Boone: <My grandfathrs parants died when he was a little Boy and old Daniel Boone taken him raisd him to be a grone man i think they livd in roan county north carlinaIndnans dont remember the date of his Birth; then old Daniel started west.> 19C250

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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James B. Davis to LCD, Fayette MO, 1/24/1884: <a coz [cousin] of mine, Daniel Boone Davis, a grat grandson of Col. Boone told me lately that Henry Logan told him that when he was a boy himself Col. Boone & my father John Davis was on a hunt on the Osage River and camped on its Bank & they heard a grat many little Dogs Barking & when they old Col. had listened a while he told him to put out the fire that they was close to the lodge of hostile Indians. They Left very early in the morng.> 19C267

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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James B. Davis to LCD, Fayette MO, 1/31/1884: <he had some Dry Tobacco hung in a Rail Pen & the Indians came on him when he was up in the Tobacco & they looking up at him told him they had him now & would keep [him] this time when he shook the tobacco & filled their eyes with the litter & Blinded them so he got away & made his escape.> Follow-up letter of 2/6/1884 admits that this story he may have "Read when younger." 19C268,269


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1988

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1779: <A drove of hogs was in the woods -- the originals brought out by Boone -- now so wild that even the wolves dared not attack them. Now and then one was killed by the hunters and brought in, placed in commissary's hands [Bedinger had been appointed to that post], salted and placed in the old "ware-house" and kept for use when the supplies of fresh meat should fail.> Interview with George M. Bedinger 1A19, copied in William Dodd Brown, "A Visit to Boonesborough in 1779: The Recollections of Pioneer George M. Bedinger," KHS REGISTER 86 (1988):324.

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1816

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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NILES REGISTER 6/15/1816: <Col. Boone. -- Extract of a letter, addressed to the editors, and published in the COLUMBIAN, dated "Fort Osage, Missouri Territory," April 29, 1816: <"We have been honored by a visit from Col. Boone, the first settler of Kentucky; he lately spent two weeks with us. This singular man could not live in Kentucky when it became settled. He has established a colony or settlement on the Missouri, about one hundred miles below us, which has been nearly destroyed by the Indians during the late war. The Colonel cannot live without being in the woods. He goes a hunting twice a year to the remotest wilderness he can reach, and hires a man to go with him, whom he binds in written articles to take care of him, and bring him home dead or alive. He left this for the river Platte, some distance above. <"Col. Boone is eighty-five years of age, five feet seven inches high, stoutly made, and active for one of his years; is still of vigorous mind, and is pretty well informed. He has taken part in all the wars of America, from Braddock's war to the present hour. He has held respectable State appointments, both civil and military; has been a colonel, a legislator, and a magistrate; he might have accumulated riches as readily as any man in Kentucky; but he prefers the woods, where you wee him in the dress of the roughest, poorest hunter. <"I intend, by next season, if I can obtain permission, to take two or three whites and a party of Osage Indians, and visit the Salt Mountains, lakes and ponds, and see the natural curiosities of the country along the mountains. The Salt Mountain is but five or six hundred miles west of this place."> Also copied in LOUISVILLE COURIER 7/11/1816, Cincinnati WESTERN SPY 7/5/1816 15C56-56[2]

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1818

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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NILES REGISTER, 9/19/1818 <Reported Death of Col. Boone. -- As he lived so he died, with his gun in his hand. We are informed by a gentleman direct from Boone's Settlement on the Missouri, that early in last month, Col. Boone rode to a deer lick, seated himself within a blind raised to conceal him from the game. That while sitting thus concealed with his old trusty rifle in his hand, pointed towards the lick, the muzzle resting on a log, his face to the breech of his gun, his rifle cocked; his finger on the trigger, one eye shut, the other looking along the barrel through the sights -- in this position, with struggle or motion, and of course without pain, he breathed out his last so gently, that when he was found next day by his friends, although stiff and cold, he looked as if alive, with his gun in his hand, just in the act of firing. It is not altogether certain, if a buck had come into the range of his gun, which had been the death of thousands, but it might have intuitively obeyed its old employer's mind and discharged itself. This hypothesis being novel, we leave the solution to the curious. -- CHILLICOTHE SUPPORTER> 15C56[2-4]

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1818-11-07

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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NILES REGISTER, 11/7/1818: <Col. Boone. -- The account lately published in a Chillicothe paper of the death of Colonel Boone, is, we have ggod authority to say, a fabrication. Col. Boone was alive in August. -- KENTUCKY REPORTER> 15C56[4]

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1818-12-26

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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NILES REGISTER, 12/26/1818: <Col. Boone. -- The account of Col. D. Boone's death, published in a Chillicothe paper, is entirely a fabrication, probably framed for the purpose of introducing the fanciful incident of the heroic woodsman breathing his last with his cheek pressed against the butt of his favorite rifle. We have lately seen a gentleman who was at Col. Boone's house in August last, when the old gentleman was perfectly healthy, and wore the appearance of not being more than sixty five years of age, although he is between eighty and ninety. His signt had failed him so much as to unfit him for his accustomed amusement and business of hunting. This is almost the only symptom of old age which appears to effect him. The chase with him was a passion which he indulged to extravagance. When the periodical hunting season arrives, he represents himself as laboring under the most restless anxiety for some days, and he declares that nothing can compensate him for the pleasure he is deprived of in not being able to pursue the buffalo and deer as formerly, to the center of the Missouri deserts. <The family of Col. Boone, consisting of his sons and daughters, with their wives and husbands, live near each other, and form a most interesting group. So far from the characteristics of savage life which they have been represented to possess, the sons and described to us as well bred gentlemen, distinguished by some of those grand features of mind which are so often found in our native sons of the forest. They own a fine estate in land granted to the individuals of the family by the crown of Spain. They are eminently useful to strangers who explore the lands on the Missouri and Osage, and the hospitality of every branch of this family is the theme of every traveller who extends his journey to the neighborhood of their settlements. -- PITTSBURGH GAZETTE. <Col. Boone, says the St. Louis Enquirer, has intimated his intention of moving higher up the Missouri, out of the precincts of the settlements that are so thickly forming around him.> 15C56[4-6]

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1818-11-04

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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NILES REGISTER, 11/4/1820: <Death of Col. Daniel Boone. The decease of this celebrated man was erroneously announced some years ago -- but the latest St. Louis papers state that he died at Charette village, on the Missouri, on the 26th of Sept., in the ninetieth year of his age. When his death was made known to the General Assembly of the new State, it was resolved that the members should wear crape on the left arm for the space of twenty days, and to adjourn for that day, in respect for his memory. <He was the first settler of Kentucky, a great State, now containing from six to seven undred thousand inhabitants. He penetrated its wilderness in 1775, and in 1799 removed to, and setttled upon the Missouri. He soon after discovered the countrynow known by the name of "Boone's Lick," which is perhaps the most prosperous part of the new state. Until the last two years of his life he enjoyed much health; when more than eighty years old, he was a keen huntsman, and made many extensive excursions in pursuit of game, in places far distant from the usual tread of white men.> 15C56[6-7]

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1820-11-18

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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NILES REGISTER, 11/18/1820: <Col. Boone's Portrait. It is with pleasure we hear that a portrait of this remarkable man was taken a short time before his death, by an eminent artist [Chester Harding] from which an engraving is about to be published.> 15C56[7]

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1823

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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NILES REGISTER, 5/17/1823: <Col. Boone. -- We lately observed that the "history of Col. Boone was that of thousands of his countrymen." As population advanced, he retired West, sometimes bounding several hundred miles at a time. The editor of the New York American, noticing a new work, which is about to appear, on the Settlement of the Western country, and mentioning Col. Boone, says: "Although a semi-savage in his pleasures and pursuits, he was not so in ferocity. His manners and disposition were placable [?] and kind. His heart was frank, honest and sincere. He withdrew from society, not as a misanthrope, but as a philosopher. As civilization advanced, so he, from time to time, retreated." An anecdote is told of his last retirement, which however incompatible with the dignity of history, may well be recorded, not only as descriptive of the man, but also of those to whom his remark was applied. "I first removed," said he, "to the woods of Kentucky. I fought and repelled the savages, and hoped for repose. Game wa abundant, and our path was prosperous. But soon I was molested by interlopers from every quarter. AGain I retreated to the region of the Mississippi; but again these speculators and settlers followed me. Once more I withdrew to the licks of Missouri -- and here at length I hoped to find rest. But I was still pursued -- for I had not been two years at the licks before a d----d Yankee came, and settled down within a hundred miles of me!"> 15C57

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Gov. Carlos D. Delassus on DB: <Mr. Boone, a respectable old man, just and impartial, he has already since I appointed him offered his resignation owing to his infirmities -- believing I know his probity, I have induced him to remain, in view of my confidence in him for the public good.> 15C64

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1804

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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6/30/1804 <June 30th, 1804 <This Day Came before me Justice of the Peace for the District of the Femmeosage, Francis Woods, Peter c Smith & John Morley and made oath that on the 29th of June of said Month at the house of David Bryan a Certain James Meek and the Bearer herof Bery Vinyant had some differance Which Came to blows and in the scuffle the said James Meet bit of a piece of Bery Vinyants Left Ear, further the Deponent sayeth not <Given under my hand and seal the day and Date above written <Daniel Boone> 15C65

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1800

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB appointed by Delassus on 7/11/1800, in part because he was the only person with some little education in his locality. 15C66

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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LCD: It is a popular mistake that DB lived in the Boone's Lick country of Missouri. No evidence that he was ever involved in the salt springs; certain none that he ever resided, even temporarily in Howard county, MO. He may be that he discovered the salt licks there on a hunt, but even that is unproven. The Licks are named after the fact that Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone made salt there in 1807. 15C67

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1889

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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statement of Wade Hays (grandson of SUSANNAHB, thus DB greatgrandson), Los Angeles, 1/18/1889. Wade's father was William Hays, Jr. (1784-1846). His parents came to MO. <Daniel Boone and my father and others made a trip to the Yellowstone, on the headwaters of the Missouri river. They were in that country about two winters after furs. Daniel Boone had a very great idea of the Pacific coast; he described it very accurately, from some reason, I suppose, from talking with Indians. I had an acquaintance that came to to [sic] this coast many years before gold was found, and he told me that Boone was the cause of his coming to this coast. . . . He told me that he never would have started had Boone not urged him to come, and told him that this was the finest climate in the world. . . . <. . . Daniel Boone settled, when he first came to Missouri, 20 miles above St. Charles, on the Missouri river, on the Femme Sage close to its mouth; afterward moved up to the town of Mathasville; there was the place he died.> 15C70

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1890

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Wade Hays, Los Angeles, 2/25/1890: At the time of the Yellowstone hunt, his father Wm Hays, Jr., was about 24. Also in the party, in addition to WH and DB were "Derry the negro" and several others. Began in the fall of 1808 and returned in the spring of 1810. Went to the junction of the Yellowstone and two other streams -- perhaps the Clark & Lewis rivers [?]. Came home with furs in Mackanaw boats. Attacked by Indians on their way home. At some point near home Hays left the party to hurry ahead. It was perhaps after his father's departure that that DB was taken and had a dream of his impending death, showed Derry where to bury him, under a stately tree, but he recovered; but he thinks this might have been another trip. 15C71-72

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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article in the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 8/31/1884 says DB's name appears in the record book for an old Lexington store for 1808 as owing "one York shilling" [12 1/2 cents] for a quart of whisky, and that there is no record that he ever paid. 15C73

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Ghost-story from an article [by G. B. West] the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 8/31/1884 1: <Daniel Boone, a national as well as a local hero, has been rather completely written up, but I have heard a story here concerning him, in a sort of post-mortem way, that I do not think has been before published. I had it from a distinguished member of the family associated with the incident, and, while it is strange, there are too many well-authenticated statements of similar occurrences to lightly doubt the evidence. <Among the men around him his admiration for "Young Harry of the West" was sincere and profound -- largely, perhaps, because the latter was self-made, and among the first and most conspicious Americans to struggle from obscurity and poverty to honor, wealth and high social station. At any rate, a cordial friendship formed a bond between the two very dissimilar men, broken only by the death of Boone early in the twenties -- I have not the date. Years rolled by, Henry Clay had become the leader of a great party; a Senator of commanding power and eloquence, a Presidential candidate, and an old man. His career was visibly drawing to a close, but yet he held death at bay pretty well for his years, and still maintained the quiet hospitalities of Ashland, where he sat in the library of that mansion one evening shortly before his last and fatal visit to Washington, surrounded by children and grandchildren. * * * <A drenching thunder-shower pounded the roof of the house and rang chimes on the glass covering of the conservatory, which opened directly out of the library. The conservatory doors had been bolted and padlocked on the inside, and the house locked up for the night. While the storm was at its height, and immediately following a terrific peal f thunder, the family were startled at seeing a tall, lank figure stalk in from the conservatory. The unbidden guest was grizzled and weather-beaten, and grim of visage. On his head he wore the historic coon-skin, and his raiment was of buckskin from nect to moccasin. He carried one of the six feet rifles used a hundred years ago, and a powder-horn at his side. From cap, hair, rifle, and every part and garment of the strange visitant water was streaming, and the first thought of those present was that he might be some wanderer from the mountains who had marched in, mountain fashion, without knocking, to excape the rain; but this did not seem a sufficient explanation, for the house was known to be carefully closed, and such costumes had become extinct even in the neighboring hill country twenty-five or thirty years before.> 15C73-74,76,78 continued

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Ghost-story from an article [by G. B. West] the Louisville COURIER-JOURNAL, 8/31/1884 2: <The figure walked across the room and, without a word, deposited his rifle in the corner and seated himself in a large arm chair opposite and facing the table at which Mr. Clay had been writing. The statesman was pretty well used to the intrusions of political admirers and lion-hunters, but something about this particular intruder seemed to give him uneasiness, however, he said pleasantly: "Friend, it is a wet night to be out," but the man in buckskin anwsered never a word, and continued to stare mournfully at his unwilling host for some seconds, after which he shouldered his rifle and departed as he had come. Two gentlemen of the family followed instantly; but nothing was to be seen or heard of the wild huntsman. The doors were still bolted and padlocked; nothing had been disturbed, and, what was even more remarkable, the dripping rifle in the corner had left not a trace of moisture on the floor where it stood, neither was the thickly upholstered chair in which the figure rested the least bit dampened by contact with the steaming clothes of the visitor. The circumstance made a painful impression on Mr. Clay, and after that night he was never known to refer to it; but his family knew that he had seen his old friend Daniel Boone, and that he regarded the appearance as a warning of impending death. Whether it was so intended or not, it is certain that the great political chieftain died soon afterward.> In the inevitable follow up letter to this piece, Draper elicits from the author that he collected the story from Mrs. James D. Clay, the daughter-in-law of Henry Clay who was there at the time; and that he had added, "in the interests of art" that Clay had recognized the man as DB, and that he understood the vision as a premonition of death. 15C73-74,76,78

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1809-10 Maj. Joseph McCormick: "saw Col. Danl. Boone in Louisville, in March, 1809; & in June following, he again saw him at Charette, at his son-in-law's [Callaway's], & went out a few days hunting with him." David Merriwether, of Jefferson county, KY, ssays that he saw DB about that same time in his area. 15C79

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1891

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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W. D. Hixson to LCD, Maysville KY, 3/12/1891: <Tradition in the [Boone] family in Missouri gives it that Boone came to Ky to pay his debts.> 15C80

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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His family dissuaded him from hunting in 1810. Shane 13:99 15C81

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1812

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB's petition, circa 1812, 1: <To the Honorable the Senators and Representatives of the freemen of the United States. <The petition of Daniel Boone at present one inhabitant of the Missouri Territory -- respectfully states <That your petitioner impelled by an ardent desire to explore the country lying West of the Alleghany Mountains, at a period when it was untrodden by civilized men, undertook at his own risque to search the then wilds of America. His sufferings and his toils are in some measure known to very many of his brethren of the West; the result of his searches has been the settlement of the vast and fertile country watered by the Mississippi and Ohio. Your petitioner not concerning the formal sanction of his Government necessary, undertook & performed this task, so replete with interesting consequences, without pomp or parade. But he conceived that his claim to the attention of his country is not diminished by his having at his own expense and risque, unseen & unknown, accomplished an object, perhaps more interesting than some, for which Government has generously remunerated those engaged. <Your petitioner respectfully states that he once more approaches the Legislative body of his Country, with a hope they will grant him some small [portion of] the millions of acres, over which his discoveries have extended. And he makes this request from a full conviction of its justice and prop[riety?] and would unwillingly solicit an unmerited display of generosity in h[is] favor. But he has in common with society, a numerous family for [whose] welfare he feels an interest. <He refers your Honle. body to the fate of his efforts to obtain some [re]numeration from your predecessors in office. He states that in the year [1810?] Congress, impressed with the justice of his claim, referred his petition [to a] select Committee, whose report was as favorable to him, as he could have desired; but matters of more moment engaged the attention of the Legislature and his claim was suffered to slumber untill the year 1812, wh[en] he was advised to engage the patronage of Kentucky; the Legislature [of] that State, with promptness gave his claim their sanction, and instru[cted] their Senators on that subject. To those proceedings he respectfully refer[s] your Honl. body. <Your petitioner conscious of having contributed extensively to [the] benefit of his country, relies with confidence on that sense of right which governs your councils, and he claims t both favor and justice [and] generosity. Some portion of the vast domain within your superintendence.> 15C85 continued

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1812

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB's petition 2, circa 1812, 2: <Your petitioner acknowledges that in the ardor of discovery, he has been inattentive to the means of acquiring property; and his numerous family have reason to lament that his own and their interest and [have?] not been more consulted. And he states as a singular fact, that [t]he man who has opened the way to millions of his fellow men has not even a space to dispose the remains of a body, almost exhausted with age, exposure and exertion. For so singular has been his fate, that although he has the highest evidences of approbation and confidence of the Spanish Government during their possession of Louisiana, and has made an actual settlement on the Missouri river, yet such is the construction given to his c[laim?] by the Commissioners that, he has acquired no right of soil. <Your petitioner concludes with a hope that the United States will display to the world, that they appreciate important and beneficial exertions of individuals, although they have been performed without [?]tentative. <Danl. Boone> copied from the original manuscript by Joseph Boyd for Charles H. Morse. 15C85

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1811

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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According to Bradbury, in 1811, DB had lately returned from a hunt with nearly 60 beaver skins. In Nathan Boone's recollection, however, there is nothing to indicate such a hunt at that time. HISTORY OF HOWARD & COOPER COUNTIES, MISSOURI:807 says that in the winter of 1809-10 DB brought in only 2 beaver. Peck, AMERICAN PIONEER 1:243, says DB did not hunt for the 10 years before his death; probably should be taken to mean "extended" hunts. 15C86

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1855

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Brig. Gen. Henry Dodge, from Ft. Genevieve, on a mission to suppress Indian activity in the Boone's Lick area of MO during 1814; 350 men, including 40 friendly Shawnees, among whom was Wa-pe-pil-le-se and Pap-pi-qua, both of whom had been in the war against the Kentuckians, and the latter <informing Gen. Dodge that he had aided in capturing Col. Daniel Boone, but that Boone was always too smart for the Indians, & easily effected his escape.> from notes of interview with Dodge, 6/29/1855. 15C99[1]

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1855

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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from notes of interview with Dodge, 6/29/1855: Daniel Morgan Boone was a major in the campaign with Dodge in 1814; from him and his brother Nathan Dodge learned <that their father, Col. Daniel Boone, got involved in land litigation in Kentucky, & lost, and became soured.> 15C101

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1815 up Gasconada. 15C104

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1816

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1816 to Fort Osage, LOUISVILLE COURIER, 7/11/1816 15C105

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1868

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Interview with Maj. John Givson, Portland, Callaway county, MO, 6/5&6/1868: 1815 DB and two Frenchmen trapped beaver by canoe at the mouth of Ox Saux creek, about seven miles above Portland, on the Missouri, & about ten miles below Cote Sans Dessein. Also at mouths of Charette, Cauton, Osage, Gasconade, Cedar, Moniteau, and all three of the Avonz. Spent much time trapping, bringing in canoe loads of furs. "Indian Phillips" often went with him; this man had been an Indian captive or something; was "pretty much a savage in feelings and appearance;" "a dirty fellow -- of no account, & only fit for the woods as servant or camp-keeper; & Col. Dl. Boone could get him as his time was valueless & his services, such as they were, could be easily obtained." DB often went down to St. Louis to trade his furs. Also went out with James Richardson, who had started with Lewis and Clark, but was taken sick and returned. Had been nine years in the mountains hunting and trapping. 15C107

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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M. F. Swortzcope to LCD, Grand Tower [MO?], 9/4/1884: DB camped one winter at Green's Bottom, on the north side of the Missouri about 10 miles above St. Charles; made a winter hunting camp. LCD note: Green's Bottom was settled in 1799, so this must have been in the early 1800s; in later years he had to go much farther away to find game. 16C1

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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from Hudson, NY, THE MAGNOLIA, OR LITERARY TABLET, 5/3/1834: <But as the Indians retired, the land became more valuable, and deeds and titles came into repute. Boone had explored and occupied unclaimed tracts, but speculators and lawyers ousted him. This, however, he bore better than the diminuation of game. Litigation upon land titles took the place of Indian war. The events of Boone's suits was not such as would reconcile him to laws, judges, juries and lawyers, and he felt his heart drawn towards the prairies of the Missouri. Behold the little family then upon a new and distant pilgrimage. They passed through Cincinatti thirty years ago, when the noble city was a small village. Having been asked how he could leave Kentucky? "Too crowded," said he, "too crosded -- I want more elbow-room." In Missouri his neighbors were French and Spanish; a simple race that had many kinds of property in common. They had little of that spirit of speculation that had made Kentucky an unquiet place to Boone.> 16C4[2]-5

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Ephraim McLain to LCD, Little Rock, MO 5/17/1884; claimed to have known DB in MO when he was a boy (born 1800): <Col. Boone's experience & skills as a hunter was never equaled. He was an excellent shot. He could call a squirrel out of a tree whenever he could find one. He had his own peculiar ways of hunting other game. In order to discover which way the wind blew, when comparatively quiet, he would spit on his finger, & hold it up, & the side towards the wind would feel cooler than the other. He always hunted against the wind.> 16C7

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Ephraim McLain to LCD, Little Rock, MO 5/17/1884; claimed to have known DB in MO: <He once played a good trick on the Indians. When Boone was in his tobacco barn they attempted to capture him, saying "Now, Boone, we've got you." He was moving some dry tobacco in his barn loft; & quick as thought, he dropped his dry tobacco on them below, jumping down on them -- when he made his escape, & sought his gun.> In a follow up letter (6/8/1884), McLain claimed to have heard this story from Boone, in company with Benjamin A. Cooper and William Hancock, at Hancock's house in the fall of 1810 (when McLain was ten years old). 16C7[1],8

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Ephraim McLain to LCD, Little Rock, MO 5/17/1884; claimed to have known DB in MO: <Once when the Indians were all asleep, he took a pair of bullet-drawers, or screw, & drew the balls out of every gun in camp. When they awoke, Boone told the old chief he was going home. "No you ain't," said the chief, or "if you attempt it, I'll shoot you." Boone unconcernedly started off on foot, & when some forty yards away, he told the old chief to shoot if he wanted to. Boone had on a buck skin dress -- & holding it in apron fashion, as the chief & the others shot at him he managed to drop bullets in his apron -- & went back triumphantly saying "here take your bullets -- Boone aint going away." Thinking he was protected by good Maniteaus, they gave him more liberty than before.> In a follow up letter (6/11/1884), McLain claimed to have heard this story from Boone himself as a boy. 16C7[1-2],8

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Long seige Ephraim McLain to LCD, Little Rock, MO 5/17/1884; claimed to have known DB and William Hancock in MO: Hancock told him that when the Indians arrived outside the fort, an <old chief got on a high point & hallowed, inquiring if "Will" had reached there. Hancock replied "Yes." During the seige "Billy" Hancock was on the stairs [ladder] firing on the Indians, and this old lady (Purs.[?] Hancock) who had been running bullets for three days and nights was so overcome with exhaustion that she fell asleep holding her hands to her face, & her elbows on her knees, and though asleep exclaimed: "Pour it to them, Billy; the day is a rolling!" [which McLain explained meant that "the day was our own."] 16C7[9],8[1]

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1810

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Statement of Samuel Cole, Cooper county MO: father killed by Indians in 7/1810; soon after the widow & children removed from Osage to Cooper county, where they put in a small crop of corn in 1810 and 1811. <The first winter of our arrival [1810-11] Daniel Boone came to see us, or rather stopped at our house on his way home to Nathan Boone's, his son. He had been at the mouth of the Lamire, trapping and hunting. He had caught two beavers. Their skins were worth nine dollars each at that time in St. Louis. He was a cousin to my father. I knew Col. Boone well, and saw him a great deal while we were in Osage county. He was afflicted with rheumatism, and would ask me (I was a small boy, eight years old [born 1/18o1] to rub his back, which I always did. The hunting and trapping expedition to the mouth of the Lamire was the last one the old man ever took.> HISTORY OF HOWARD & COOPER COUNTIES, MISSOURI: 807 16C10

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB on expedition to Grand River with Henry Logan (s. Hugh Logan and Rebecca Bryan, neice of Rebecca) and John Davis in 1811. 16C10

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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H. A. Logan to LCD, Norman CA, 1/5/1884: Has delayed writing to consider the questions Draper asked; <I was in hopes that I might call to mind more vividly the adventures with Col. Boone which I have frequently heard my father relate many long years ago. But as it has been 20 years or more since I have heard any of these narratives the dim memory of them appears to me like the faint recollection of a half-forgotten dream. Father, from the time he was 11 or 12 years of age, made his home with Col. Boone, until he was grown, and accompanied him on numerous hunting, surveying, trapping, and exploring expeditions. These different adventures I get mixed so that I can not fix the dates with any degree of certainty nor can I say to which of them certain incidents, which I have heard related, belong. . . . Some of these were designated as "the Salt River" ["occurred about the year of 1811 at which time my father was 14 years old"], "The Grand River" ["followed soon after, probably the following season], "The Osage," and "The Yellowstone" ["the last and most noted of these adventures"] expeditions.> On the Yellowstone expedition <there were about a dozen in the company>: DB, Alex McKinney, Henry Logan and others [Wade Hays says also William Hays and "Derry the Negro"]. Says it began in July 1817 and they returned the next summer. Were attacked several times by Indians. This was the last significant trip taken by DB. Father greatly admired DB, thought of him as a father; could never adequately express his love for him. <One of the characteristics of which I have heard father speak was that Col. Boone had almost perfect control of his temper and that under all the trying circumstances under which he had seen the Col. placed he never saw him out of patience but once. Another leading characteristic of the Col. (more familiarly spoken of by father as "Uncle Dan") was his special delight in the company of the young. Even in his old age he enjoyed the society of the young even more than that of those of maturer years. I do not suppose that these scattered fragments of memory will be of any service to you in your work on Col. Boone, but you can take them for what they are worth.> 16C13

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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H. A. Logan to LCD, Norman CA, 2/16/1884; he lived with the Boones as a boy in MO in early century: Says his father's mother was a Ryan [a Bryan]; a niece of Rebecca, after whom she was named. After his grandmother's mother died, she lived with the Boones until she was married. 16C18

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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H. A. Logan to LCD, Norman CA, 2/16/1884; he lived with the Boones as a boy in MO in early century: <On the trips which Col. Boone took he would occasionally go out on a hunt himself but he made it the principal part of his business to remain at camp and assisted by his servant boy "Danny," to take care of the skins.> 16C18

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1875-11-06

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Buckner Payne to LCD, Nashville, 11/6/1875: <As to Col. Boone I never met with him but once -- & that was at the time of his last visit to Ky when I spent a weak in his company eating at the same table & sleeping in the same bed with him (for he would have it so) as he had taken a special fancy to me.> 16C23

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1875-12-08

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Buckner Payne to LCD, Nashville, 12/8/1875: DB came to KY in 1817; stayed some months with Judge Montgomery of Greensburg KY. Came in July <so modestly & quietly that he reached Judge M. almost unnotist & unknown>. <At his reception on the second of Nov. 1817 which took place in our large store room there wer present of his old comrads my Farther Ezk W. Payne of the baptis church who spent the winter of 1779-80 with Col. B. in KY, Capt Jonnes Ward, Capt. Charles Ward, Leate Simon Kenton, Capt. Peter Lee, Gen. W. Beasly & David Thomas, & Col. B's own cousin Jacob Boon. All the gentelmmen knew Col B. personaly well & [word?] spoke to him & so introduced him a dinner was given him & the old pioneers at the resident of James W. Moss Esq, the farther of the late Mrs. Jane J. Critendon where he met Judge Jno leaburn who was intimate with him & corrisponded with him.> <After leaving Masville they stayed at lean [?] where he met Gen Simon Keenton & a number of other old pioneer acquaintences & while there he dictated to Judge Hall the principal insadent of his life & who wrote a life of Col Daniel Boon. Some few year after being in [word?] I made the acquanitence of J. Hall who presented me with a copy of his book & he stated he got the facts from Col B own ips when he stoped in C. in Nov 1817. I immeadiately asked J Hall if Col B had told him about his killing a giant. He said yes & opened the book to the account as he had written it. It was jeist to some as detailed to me by Col. B himself> 16C24

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1884

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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W.S. Bryan to LCD, St. Louis, 9/13/1884: His father says that DB frequently hunted in Green's Bottom; says hunted there as late as 1806, but began much earlier. 16C2

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1876

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1817 Buckner Payne to LCD, Nashville, 1/?/1876 1: <Col. D. Boone traveled from Mo to his son in laws at Greenupsburg by land & reached Judge M.'s some time in July. Such was the quiet manner of his arriving that scarcly any knew who it was untill after he reached the residence of his son in laws near Greenupsburg Ky. <Judge Mongommery put his family & affects in a flat boat, & as before said reached Maisville the last of Oct where he remained about 8 days. It was about the second of Nov. that he dined with Mr. Moos & on the evening of that day a party was given him at the house of Henry Macher to aford the laidies an opotunity of seeing & shaking hands with the distinguished man. On the morning of that day he came into our store, which was a large one where he was soon surrounded by many citizens & all of his old pironeers assotiates. . . .> 16C26 continued

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1876

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1817 Buckner Payne to LCD, Nashville, 1/?/1876 2: <Col Danel Boone landed at Maseville from Greenupsburg in co with Judge Mongomery, the last of Oct 1817. they we then on their way to Mo & had come in a flat boat & indented to go in that way as far as Louisville or perhaps farther by water before they started on there overland rout for Mo. On there way down the river they stopped at Cincincinati where Col Boone met with Gen Simeon Kenton & some six other of his old associates & pionears in the settlement of Ky. While at Cincincinati he detailed to Judge Hall the incident connected with his life, which Judge Hall embodied in his "life of Col. Daniel Boone" as Judge Hall himself told me personaly when he presented me with a copy of his work, & stated then that he had gotten the facts, from the lips of Col. Boone him self, when he stopped there in Nov 1817. . . . A few days after Col. Boone landed at Maseville Ky, He with all of his old companions in the settlement of Ky wer invited to dine at the house of James W. Moss Esq, . . . . the farther of the late Mrs. John J. Crittendon.> 16C26 continued

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1876

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Buckner Payne to LCD, Nashville, 1/?/1876 3: <At about 11 oclock Capt James Ward said to him, -- Col. Boon U would like for you to recite your encounter that you had with a giant which you killed. I would like to have my own memory refreshed; & there many hear who have never heard your account of it from your own lips. My father (Rev. William Payne) remarked at this moment that he (the giant) was over 10 feet high. <There was present in the company a gentleman by the name of Cambell who inadvertantly & with out thought said: -- "imposible that any man could be so high" Capt James Ward immediately responded; -- Mr. Cambell you must leave hear now, for while you stay Col. Boon will not open his mouth again. And they went on to explain Col. Boons peculiarity in not spaking in the presents of any one that had thrown a shade of doubt over what he had said or might say. And which my father confirmed. Col. Boon having said in responce to my father, -- that the giant was over 10 feet high. The unfortunate remark of Mr Cambell, painfully suspended all further talk while Cambell remained so far as Col. Boone was conserned. This painfull suspence was releaved about 12 oclodk by the coming in of Mr Moss & taking the Col & his old friends to his house for refreshments & dinner & I did not hear the giant story then. I was delighted at about 4 o'clock by the return of the old gentleman & some of his friends to the store, where they remained untill it was time to go to Mr. Mochers to the party.> 16C26 continued

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1876

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Buckner Payne to LCD, Nashville, 1/?/1876 4: <On our way to Mr Mochers residence I walked besides Col Boone & said to him that when he wished to leave the pary [sic], for him to give me a square of the arm, & I would get his hat & we would quietly leave by the back way, & come back to the store. He said, -- "thank you honney, I shall depend on you for I dislike to be in a crowd where I have to receive so much attention." I was surprised at his giving me the signal about 9 o'clock though delighted with a hope of hearing the giant story. On reaching the counting room where we had plenty of fine apples, I said to him that I longed to hear the story about the giant. He replied you shall have it honney; but I would not have opened my lips to ths time if that man had remained.> 16C26 continued

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1876

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Buckner Payne to LCD, Nashville, 1/?/1876 5: <Col Boones story of the giant. He said it was in the spring of the year, -- that he was then living at Boonsborough, -- that the corn was about 1/2 leg high. That on getting up one sunday morning, he found his two horses had been stollen by indians he saw by the signs othat there wer two indians. He & his son immeadiately got ready & went in pursuit. They pursude the track to the head watters of hinkston creek to calk's spring which had the date of Feb 1778 which had been cut on a tree by Wm Calk who entered the land & was living on it when I knew him. Boone was present when the tree was marked. They pursued the track down the creek & crossed the little mound where Mt Sterling is now located. They pursude the track down the creek to where it empties into licking river which they crossed to the right bank in pursuit. The track went down licking river to the Ohio, to where cincinnati now stands. They had come so near upon the indians that there fire was still burning where the indians had staid before they crossed the Ohio river. He & his son immediately made a raft & crossed over. But on assending the oposit bank they found signs of of [sic] about 500 indians. They knew that furher pursuit was useless & turned back, & landed below the mouth of licking river. This was about 3 o'clock in the eavning, intending to go about 10 miles down to a spring that he knew of which came out at the foot of a hill where there was fine open woods & grass, usually abounded in deer; & they stood in need of provisions as they could shoot none while in pursuit of the indians for feer of puting them on the allert by the report of their guns. They found the spring & encamped.> 16C26 continued

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1876

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1817 BOONEMYTH HUNTING Buckner Payne to LCD, Nashville, 1/?/1876 5: <There was some rain that night & the next morning was misty & fogy. The hill ran in the direction of their way home. Boone took one side of the hill & his son the other & as they walked about the same speed they could be in hearing of each others guns. At about 10 o'clock, the fog having cleered off, he heard his sones gun fire & immeadiately heard it fire again. From the last report he knew that the bullet had been put down by his son without a patch. He immediately hastened to the crest of the hill as he feared that his son had eather shot a bear or panther & wounded it & it had made fight. But on reaching the top of the hill he could not see his son any where. But on looking for a moment he saw at 250 yds from him the largest man that he had ever seen. He was walking very fast with his face set at a particular direction. On casting his eyes in the same direction he saw his son behind a tree loading his gun; & the giant about 75 yds from him. He immeadiately leveled his gun but there was so many trees & the giant walked so fast that he was afraid to shoot for feer he might miss. The giant got up to his son & caught him by his buckskin dress with one hand while with the other he jerked his gun from him threw it & brake it off at the britch. Then catching his son by the knap of the neck & the seat of his britches & raised him up over his head just as easy honney as I would rais up a child & slammed him on the ground he raised him the second time & slammed him the same wayy; for I was afraid to shoot for feer of wounding or killing my son, but know I had to shoot or a third slam would be sure to kill my son if it had not already don it. Whille the giant was stooping to rais him the third time I fired & the giant fell over on my son.> 16C26 continued

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1876

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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1817 BOONEMYTH HUNTING Buckner Payne to LCD, Nashville, 1/?/1876 6: <I immediately ran up & jerked him off to find my son senseless & not breathing. I immediately made every effort for his restoration to life. It seemed to me more than an hour before he breathed. He finaly came to & after using watter freely from my canteen I so far recovered him as to set him up against the tree; & was glad to find no bones broken. In about an hour more he stood up & talked. I asked him where he had aimed to strike the giant. He said he had aimed to hit him in the hart both shots. The giant was naked. I turned him over on his back & found boath of the bullet holes neer the left niple & about two inches apart but neather of them had entered the body but had passed round & came out at the back. I then passed my finger into each of the holes & found the giant had no ribs, but sollid bone about 3/4 of an inch thick which I found out by cutting through the bone with my tomihalk. My own shot struck him in the left eye which was fortunate. The giant was not an indian, for he was a pale yellow with long yellowish hair & not black as is common amonge indians. His body was likewise covered with short hair not very thick. His teeth war all naturally grown together in his head with rather small eyes & nose with very large feet & hands. We then stretched him out & laid [?] a suple jack [a walking stick?] nine [feet?] & we measured his length & in measuring it with my hands I found that he was at least 10 1/2 feet high. My son then got another suple jack & we then made another measurment. One of theas was carried by my son & me by my self to boonsborrough where we measured them by the squar's when we found the height to be 10 feet 8 inches. This is the story of the giant as given me by Col. Boone. I asked if he had ever herd of any such among the indiands & what they knew about them if any thing. He said they had a tradition of giant men & giant beast; but that the Grate Spirit had kill them all some where on the osage river Mo but that he had never credited it.> 16C26

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1883

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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H. C. Dodge to LCD, Burlington, Iowa, 1/25/1883: His father saw DB once, in U.S. Territorial Court in MO where he had been called as a witness in some proceeding; <I have often heard my father allude to the deep feeling which pervaded the crowded room when the name of the illustrious pioneer was called, every body in court it seemed to him, rose & leaned forward to catch a glimpse of Boone during the time he occupied the witness stand. My recollection is that my father spoke of Col. Boone as of tall, attenuated but commanding person.> 16C27

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1883

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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J. W. Cunninghom, St. Louis MO, 1/16/1883: Refers to the letter of Ralph Clayton. <Clayton represents Boone as saying to him that he never killed but two [sic] Indians in his life -- one a friendly [sic] Indian in Pennsylvania; and the other an unsuspecting trapper, whom he shot while looking after his traps. The first was drunk, & he, Boone, pushed him off the Juiatta bridge, in the Key Stone State. Soldiers of our late war rarely acknowledged having killed an enemy in battle or elsewhere. Boone in his old age, seems to have been largely possessed of that sort of weakness in reference to the Indians. He did not want even the blood of many redskins on his hunting shirt; and what little he did own to, was not much to his credit, if Clayton's report be correct. So you had better let Clayton's narrative quietly sleep in the newspaper where it was printed.> 16C31

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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LCD comment: <Boone was always cheerful and happy down to the end of his long life of four score and six. He only regretted that he had not saved property to bestow on his children. He had no talent for accumulation. Yet he was happy and contented, & endeavored to make all around him as cheerful as himself. "Call him not old whose visionary brain Holds o'er the post its undivided reign. For him in vain the envious seasons roll Who bears external summer in his soul." 16C32

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1845

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Original gravesite: <Boone's Grave. St. Louis New Era, says Boone was buried about a mile from Marthasville. For many years there was no tombstone to mark the grave; but a few years ago, a very aged settler of St. Charles county, named Jonathan Bryan, with his own hands cut out a rough tombstone, about two feet high, and placed it at the head of Boone's grave -- & that is the only monument ever erected to his memory.> LITERARY JOURNAL, 2/1845 16C33

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1820-10-31

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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<Died -- At Charrette village, (Missouri,) on the 26th September last, Col. DANIEL BOONE, the first settler of Kentucky, in the 90th year of his age. He was a native of Buck's County, Pennsylvania: he left that state at eighteen years old and settled in North Carolina. He was one of the few men of our country whose enterprise led him to search into the wilderness for the best tracts of land for man to inhabit. As early as the year 1775, he removed with his family and settled on the Kentucky River, (with the loss of his eldest son, killed by the Indians) at a plain, dow [sic] called Boonesborough, then an Indian country, where he remained untill the year 1799; during this period of time, although most of his life had been spent in agricultural pursuits, and he had been frequently honored by his countrymen, as a member of the Virginia Legislature, and lived at the close of the revolutionary, in peace and plenty, yet such was his delight in hunting, such his devotedness to it, that in the year of 1799, with a numerous train of followers he removed from Kentucky, and settled on the Femme Osage River, about 36 miles above its mouth, then a wilderness. -- The year after he discovered the BOON'S LICK country, which now forms one of the best settlements of the state -- in that year he also visited the head waters of the Grand Osage river, and spent the winter upon the head waters of the river Arkansas. -- at the age of eighty, in company with one whiteman and a blackman, whom he had laid under strict injunction to return him to his family dead or alive, he made a hunting trip to the head waters of the Great Osage, where he was successful in trapping of Beaver, and in taking other game. <Colonel Boone was a man of common stature, of great enterprise, strong intellect, amiable disposition and inviolable integrity -- he died universally respected by all who knew him and such is the veneration for his name and character, that both Houses of the General Assembly of this state, upon information of his death being communicated, resolved, to wear crape on the left arm for 21 days, as a token of regard and respect for his memory.> ST LOUIS GAZETTE 10/31/1820 16C33

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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LCD comment: <Daniel Boone's Religious Ideas. -- They were not creedish nor dogmatical. He devoutly reverenced God from beholding his wondrous works in Nature. His faith and charity were large and tolerant; his thoughts outran the creeds, and his sympathies embraced all who were good, and seeking to benefit the race. The grand old forests, in all their primeval beauty, the noble vallies, majestic rivers, and towering mountains, conspired to fill his soul with mingled emotions of love, reverence and gratitude to the Creator and Giver of all good. His worship was not dictated by fear, nor uttered in cold, formal unmeaning words; it was humble, sincere, and was we may well believe accepted by Him who seeth in secret and rewardeth openly.> 16C34

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1863

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Nathan Kouns to LCD, Fulton MO, 1/16/1863: <I saw Col. Daniel Boone in the year of 1818 [the spring]. He was then at the house of Capt Lemme who settled in St. Charles, now Warren county Mo. Mrs Lemme was the daughter of Flanders Callaway who was son-in-law of Col. Boone. When they told him my name, and that of my father and when and where he knew him, he remarked "I know all about him, he was called after my son Nathan who stood guard against the Indians when he was born." He was somewhat indisposed, but sopke with considerable vivacity. this was the only time I ever saw Col. Boone. He was well marked with old age in his personelle [sic]. Immediately after making the above remarks, he commenced scraping a horn with a piece of glass, and said he was going to make a powder-horn as he intended to go out and hunt in the fall. He soon laid it aside, and I ledarned from Capt. Lemme that he had been five years at work on the same horn in view of a fall hunt still in the future.> 16C36

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1860

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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James E. Welch: <My first visit to this neighborhood [Warren county, MO] was in the spring of 1818, when on the 22d of May, I preached near Marthasville . . . at Flandrs Callaway's house, who was a son-in-law of old Col. Daniel Boone, who was then present in the eighty-fifth year of hie age. I gazed at the old Colonel with no ordinary interest, having heard my parents in Kentucky speak of him with admiration from the time of my earliest recollection. He was rather low of stature, broad shoulders, high cheek bones, very mild countenance, fair complexion, soft and quiet in his manner, but little to say unless spoken to, amiable and kind in his feelings, very fond of quiet retirement, of cool self-possession, and indobitable perserverance. He never made a profession of religion, but still was what the world calls a very moral man. I asked him if he thought he loved God? He replied, "I hope so." I asked again, "Do you ever remember the time, Colonel, when you experienced a change in your feelings toward the Savior?" He replied, "No, sir, I always loved God ever since I could recollect." He listened to preaching with apparent interest; but the above was all I could ever learn from [him] upon the subject of experiential religion. I asked the old gentleman about the tales I had heard of his "digging a large hole in the hill-side, near the Kentucky river, as a habitation for himself and family, and calling it Boonesboro. "Oh, sir," said the Colonel, "I dug no hole in any hill; I built my cabin, and stockaded it around, as a defense from the Indians, as all new comers were in the habit of doing. That was all I did." <Boone and Callaway became such adepts in hunting, that they could call up the wild turkey, or the mother of the little fawn, almost at plaesure. I have heard Callaway imitate the fawn; but at the same time he told me that he very seldom attempted it, because he disliked to take an advantage of the finer feelings of a mother's heart.> Louisville, KY, CHRISTIAN REPOSITORY 3/1860. 16C47

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1861

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB's portrait. Chester Harding to LCD, Springfield MA, 8/20/1861: Went to paint DB's portrait in the midsummer of 1819 when DB lived with Flanders and Jemima. <I found much trouble in finding his home. The nearer I approached the home of the old man the less interest was felt by his nighers [sic]. I found him at last, and his astonishment at learning my errond was very great. He was living in a cabbin, a part of an old block-house or Indian fortification. It was at noon that I arrived. I found him cooking his dinner. He was lying in his bunk and roasting a strip of venison whidh he had wound round his ramrod, turning and seasoning it in a style that would not displease more modern epicures. The old mans memory of passing events was much impaired. He would relate ancedotes of his early life with the utmost exactness, yet he had forgotten on tuesday that he had been sitting for his portrait on monday. He was simple in his life. He took little interest in passing events. The Convention that formed a state of Mo was in session at that time, but he took no interest in the matter. <I asked him one day, if he never got lost, in his long wandering after game? He said no. I was never lost, I was bewildered once for three days. I alluded to the story, you recollect that was published of his death -- that he was found dead, with his old rifle pointed at a deer. He said it was all a lie no truth in it.> 16C52

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1819

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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DB's portrait. Chester Harding: <In June of this year [1819] I made a trip of one hundred miles for the purpose of painting the portrait of old Col. Daniel Boone. I had much trouble in finding him. He was living some miles from the main road, in one of the cabins of an old block house, which was built for the protection of the settlers against the incrusions of the Indians. I found that the nearer I got to his dwelling, the less was known of him. When within two miles of his house, I asked a man to tell me where Colonel Boone lived. He said he did not know any such man. "Why, yes you do," said his wife, "It is that white headed old man who lives on the bottom near the river." A good illustration of the proverb, that a prophet is not withouthonor save in his own country. <I found the object of my search engaged in cooking his dinner. He was lying in his bunk, near the fire, and had a long strip of venison wound around his ramrod, and was busy turning it before a brisk blaze, and using sald and pepper to season his meat. I at once told him the object of my visit. I found that he hardly knew what I meant. I explained the matter to him, and he agreed to sit. He was ninety years old, and rather infirm; his memory of passing events was much impaired, yet he would amuse me every day by his anecdotes of his earlier life. I asked him one day, just after his description of one of his long hunts if he never got lost, having no compass. "No," said he, "I can't say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days." <He was much astonished at seeing the likeness. He had a very large progeny; one grand-daughter had eighteen children, all at home near the old man's cabin: they were even more astonished at the picture, than was the old man himself.> from Harding's EGOTISTOGRAPHY, copied at 16C56

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1883

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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R. G. Prunty to LCD, Springfield MO, 1/26/1883; son-in-law of Nathan Boone: <To show that Daniel Boone was a man of mirth, I will relate that it was a custom when he was courting to bring a deer & dress it for his day-love; & by so doing, he got blood & grease on his hunting-shirt. While puting it away, he courted Miss Rebeca Bryan. Soon dinner was ready, & he drank milk out of a wooden bowl. The girls stood behind, & laughed at hishunting shirt. He said nothing, but held up the bowl & said: "You are like my hunting shirt -- have missed many a good washing." I got this from Mrs. N. Boone, my mother-in-law.> 16C57

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1890

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Jennie Rice to LCD, Aptos CA, 6/15/1890; daughter of Isaac Graham who was born 1800 : <My father spent the winter with Boone before he died and was present at his death bed; but beyond these facts I can tell you nothing, for I was quite a girl when my father died and have forgotten many things he told me. Father often told me that Col. Boone's tales around the firside winter evenings first gave him the notion of going into the trappers life, which he did in the year 1830; but I do not know whether he knew any thing of California or not at that time, he came to Calfornia in 1833 with Kit Carson and others by way of Arizona and New Mexico.> 16C62

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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A visit to DB; DB relates his life story 1: <The writer was induced by curiosity to visit this extraordinary person the summer before his death. He then lived with his sons on the banks of the Missouri river 40 miles from its mouth. We had heard on our journey, much of his shunning society and fleeing to the woods on the approach of company; but this our experience soon proved the invention of travellers. We had an introduction to his son, a substantial and respectable farmer [Daniel Morgan?], who soon made us acquainted with his father. He was then old and feeble, yet in every gesture and sentence, you were impressed with his former energy and desicion of character. He was cheerful and talkative, and prevailed upon us to dine with him.> 16C67 continued

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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A visit to DB; DB relates his life story 2: <After dinner we entered into the following conversation with the old patriarch, and from the garrulity incident to old age, he related much of the history of his past life. -- We observed, that we were happy to find the report of his death while aiming his rifle at a deer, was without foundation. He smiled and said, "many heroic actions and chivalrous adventures are related of me which exist only in the regions of fancy. With me the world has taken great liberties, and yet I have been but a common man. It is true that I have suffered many hardships and miraculously escaped many perils; but others of my companions have experienced the same. When I was young (in Virginia) I heard much from the surveyors of the fertility of the soil beyond the mountains and the abundance of game in that quarter. 16C67 continued

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Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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A visit to DB 3; DB relates his life story: <Naturally romantic and fond of the chase, I induced a few families to go and settle beyond the Allegany moutains. We soon formed a small and enterprising company; but on our way thither suffered many privations, and on one occasion a part of our company was killed by Indians. This cooled but did not extinguish the ardor of my companions. We proceeded and settled a few miles from Lexington. There we built a log fort and were at first undisturbed by the Indians. I was afterwards informed by the savages, that at first they knew not of our abode, for they were all west of the Ohio. Kentucky was never inhabited by the Indians, but was always by a compact from time immemorial, kept as a general hunting ground, the land was called Kentucky, as it's name imports, land of blood, from the many wars occasioned by violation of this compact. Soon however our fort was continually surrounded by the red men, and their continued cries in the vicinity, threw a gloom over the most courageous. Pressed by hunger within the fort, hundreds of miles from a white settlement, and threatened with instant death if we lfet our residence, we were certainly in a perilous situation. For provision we depended on the game of the forest, and left our fort over night, hunted the suceeding day, and returned the next night. Once our party was attacked in returning, and I with others sallied out to their assistance; and I in a personal encounter with an Indian received many severe wounds. At another time our fort was stormed and well nigh carried, but a fortunate thought astruck me; the Indians and backwoodsmen are much afraid of big guns; and to impress them with the idea that we had these, I ordered some large logs bored and the holes filled with powder; the explosion frightened away the enemy. However, after many struggles we asubdued the country and the Indians; and our fields were waving with corn and our friends settling around us, we then expected to pass together many happy days, but alas! it was then my misery began.> 16C67 continued

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1823

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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A visit to DB; DB relates his life story 4: <New claimants successfully contested our land titles, and once again we were thrown into poverty and despair. I determined to quit my native land, and seek refuge with my deadliest foew and trust to their maghanimity. With my numerous family I came to this place, and for a horse bought a large Spanish patent, and surrounded by ravenous beasts and savages, who considered me the instrument by which they lost their hunting ground, (Kentucky.) They were kind and generous in their intercourse with me, they pitied my helpless and wretched situation, and never but once stole my property, which the chiefs soon restored. But within a few years, since the cession of Louisiana, the country has been much improved. My descendants and others are comfortably settled around me, and nothing embitters my old age but the circulation of absurd stories that I reture as civilization advances; that I shun the white men and seek the Indians, and that now eve when old, I wish to retire beyond the second Alleganies, (Rocky Mountains.) You all know this is false. <On parting he again desired us to visit him, but soon after he died at a very advanced age. <A TRAVELLER.> Cincinnati NATIONAL REPUBLICAN 8/19/1823, copied from the NEW-YORK STATESMAN 16C67

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: Came to MO in 1808 to join his brother Edward who had come earlier; lived in St. Charles county. <In the fall of 1809 Colo. Boone came with his wife and rented a house nearly opposite to mine and remained some itme say two months to be near a Phyiscian (a Coct. Moslley I think) who was operating upon him for some cutaneous disease which he cured. I spent a good deal of my time with the Colo who gave me many anecdotes of his life and I regret very much that I did not at that time take notes of them, as it is I have a faint recolection of a mass of incidents without date or form not over two or three worth repeating. I know of his going almost every winter with his son in law Flanders Callaway (who was, or looked to be as old as the Colo) and a Negro man or two, with traps and dogs to hunt on the Gasconade, Osage, Grand River and intervening streams on the Missouri River on rather the debateable ground of the Indians (viz) Osages, Deleways, Shaw[nese], Iowa, Sacks, Foxes, and Kickapoos and remain out all the winter and return in the spring with furs to the value of from $400 to $800. he lived mostly at this period with this son in law. I have seen tame Beavers and Otters in Mr. Callaways yard sporting and playing with Colo Boone and he told me he caught the Beavers on an Island opposite the mouth of Sharrett creek in the Missouri River. a Mr Lamme married a daughter of Mr Callaway and lived with him I think they called their place Mathasville.> 16C75

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: Came to MO in 1808 to join his brother Edward who had come earlier; lived in St. Charles county. <Colo Boone came to this country whilst it was under the Spanish government and had a grant of 1000 acres [sic] of land located in the Femme Osage settlement which could not be confirmed for the want of some formality and a special law had to be passed for his benefit, my brother [Edward Hempstead] . . . was the first delegate from the Territory to Congress and in 1814 [sic] introduced the bill for that effect and made a speach upon it giving a little history of the Colo it was published in the National Intelligencer.> 16C75

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: Came to MO in 1808 to join his brother Edward who had come earlier; lived in St. Charles county, a neighbor of DB. <Colo. Daniel Boone was one of the wonderful men of the world as much so as any ever celebrated in history. he possessed every virtue of humanity without the alloy of any of the vices. always calm, self possessed and never thrown off his guard by passions he had an instictive idea of courses and distances and could never be lost or be bewildered was always at home, and at his ease in his greatest straights and was never known to dispair or give up to circumstances.> 16C75

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: Came to MO in 1808 to join his brother Edward who had come earlier; lived in St. Charles county, a neighbor of DB. Girls out on the river; one of the Callaways suggested going to the other shore to pick some ripe grapes; Jemima objected that it was against her father's instructions; the other <observed that perhaps she was more afraid of the yellow boys than she was of disobeying her father, and in this kind of badinge [sic] the canoe drifted near the bank of the river>. At the rescue scene: <The oldest girl (Betsey) had kept up her courage until this time with the assurance that her father with his friends would come and retake them, sat down on the ground some little distance from the fire with the two childrens heads in her lap one on each side, and believing the Indians felt secure from pursuit or they would nothave went to cooking gave herself up to dispair. the exhausted children at once fell to sleep, and she unconsciously was opening the hair as if looking [lousing] their heads and shedding a torrent of tears on them. at this moment she heard a rifle shot off, she jumped upon her feet with a child in each hand and ran towards the place from whience the shot came crying, my father my father.> 16C75

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Rebecca's illegitimate child and DB's SHAWNEEWIFE Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: Came to MO in 1808 to join his brother Edward who had come earlier; lived in St. Charles county, a neighbor of DB: He confounds this with DB's captivity; he says when DB got back from that <he found his wife quite lusty and in great distress on account of her peculiar situation, "she had supposed him dead &c &c" he inquired who would be the father of the child when born. she told him a certain Boone he answered, you need not distress yourself so about it, I do not blame you one bit. I could not get away from the Indians any sooner to come to you, it will be a Boone any how, and besides I have been obliged to be married in Indian fashion a couple of times, pho'pho! [sic] dry up your tears and welcome me home, and that he said was the last of it. Mrs Boone was present at the time he told me and made her knitting needles fly very fast I can assure you. Colo Boone added we have now lived together fifty years and we have to have our first angry quarrel yet.> <I do not remember anything of the stray child whether boy or girl, but I think it was a boy. the subject was too delicate for me to make any enquiry about and I never heard a whisper to the disadvantage of Mrs. Boone. . . . She was Nathan Boone's mother and I thought he took more after her than after his father and I leave you to judge if there is anything in his character that looks like it. or that his mother was not pure or chaste.> 16C75

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Rebecca's illegitimate child and DB's SHAWNEEWIFE LCD to Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: Came to MO in 1808; lived in St. Charles county, a neighbor of DB: <About Boone's surprise on his return from captivity -- from the mishap that occured in his absence, I will not now discuss the matter, as I c[oul]d not well use it in a published biography: The main fact is not new to me -- I presume there is some foundation for it -- but not at the time you indicate. . . . I am in doubt from yr letter whether Col. Boone HIMSELF hinted this thing to you -- or you heard it from others?> 16C77

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Cote Sans Dessein, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: Correspondent's biographical background. Came to MO from New London, CT (where he was born 5/3/1787) in 7/1808; his brother, Edward, had been in MO about four years. <I had not been with him over a week before he sent me to St. Charles county (then District) to visit Colo. Boone, who then lived with his son the late Colo. Nathan Boone in the Femme Osage settlement. I subsequently settled in the town of St. Charles and in the fall of 1809 [1813?] Colo. Boone came with his wife and rented a house nearly opposite to mine and remained some itme say two months to be near a Phyiscian (a Doct. Moslley I think) who was operating upon him for some cutaneous disease which he cured. I spent a good deal of my time with the Colo who gave me many anecdotes of his life and I regret very much that I did not at that time take notes of them, as it is I have a faint recolection of a mass of incidents without date or form not over two or three worth repeating.> 16C75

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Cote Sans Dessein, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: <I know of his going almost every winter with his son in law Flanders Callaway (who was, or looked to be as old as the Colo) and a Negro man or two, with traps and dogs to hunt on the Gasconade, Osage, Grand River and intervening streams on the Missouri River on rather the debateable ground of the Indians (viz) Osages, Deleways, Shaw[nese], Iowa, Sacks, Foxes, and Kickapoos and remain out all the winter and return in the spring with furs to the value of from $400 to $800. he lived mostly at this period with this son in law. I have seen tame Beavers and Otters in Mr. Callaways yard sporting and playing with Colo Boone and he told me he caught the Beavers on an Island opposite the mouth of Sharrett creek in the Missouri River. a Mr Lamme married a daughter of Mr Callaway and lived with him I think they called their place Mathasville.> 16C75

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: Came to MO in 1808; lived in St. Charles county where he was a neighbor of DB. <Colo Boone came to this country whilst it was under the Spanish government and had a grant of 1000 acres [sic] of land located in the Femme Osage settlement which could not be confirmed for the want of some formality and a special law had to be passed for his benefit, my brother [Edward Hempstead] . . . was the first delegate from the Territory to Congress and in 1814 [sic] introduced the bill for that effect and made a speach upon it giving a little history of the Colo it was published in the National Intelligencer.> 16C75

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1862-12-23

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 12/23/1862: Came to MO in 1808; lived in St. Charles county, a neighbor of DB. <Colo. Daniel Boone was one of the wonderful men of the world as much so as any ever celebrated in history. he possessed every virtue of humanity without the alloy of any of the vices. always calm, self possessed and never thrown off his guard by passions he had an instictive idea of courses and distances and could never be lost or be bewildered was always at home, and at his ease in his greatest straights and was never known to dispair or give up to circumstances.> 16C75

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1862

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 2/15/1862: Came to MO in 1808; lived in St. Charles county, a neighbor of DB. Girls out on the river; one of the Callaways suggested going to the other shore to pick some ripe grapes; Jemima objected that it was against her father's instructions; the other <observed that perhaps she was more afraid of the yellow boys than she was of disobeying her father, and in this kind of badinge [sic] the canoe drifted near the bank of the river>. At the rescue scene: <The oldest girl (Betsey) had kept up her courage until this time with the assurance that her father with his friends would come and retake them, sat down on the ground some little distance from the fire with the two childrens heads in her lap one on each side, and believing the Indians felt secure from pursuit or they would nothave went to cooking gave herself up to dispair. the exhausted children at once fell to sleep, and she unconsciously was opening the hair as if looking [lousing] their heads and shedding a torrent of tears on them. at this moment she heard a rifle shot off, she jumped upon her feet with a child in each hand and ran towards the place from whence the shot came crying, my father my father.> 16C76

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1862

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Rebecca's illegitimate child and DB's SHAWNEEWIFE Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 2/15/1862: Came to MO in 1808; lived in St. Charles county, a neighbor of DB. He confounds DB's captivity with the tale of illegitimacy. <Colo Boone also told me he was once taken prisoner by the Indians and taken far into the interior to lake Michigan, I think, it was beyond Detroit, and kept by them some eighteen months he was adopted into a family and began to be a little trusted to go a hunting by himself. however they took the precaution to measure the powder to him as he went out and on his return and he must bring in game (deer) for the missing charges, he had long comtemplated of making his escape and had some saved for this purpose a few charges of amunition by killing two deer at one shot at length one day after being out all day upon his return towards the village desire to start for home became irrepressible, and upon the outskirts of the village he caught a pony and started, after riding the poney as far as he could without stopping he turned him loose and took it a foot, the Indians followed him but fortunately he discovered them first and eluded them, by altering his course, wading in streams and all the modes usually used for putting an enemy of[f] the track and succeeded in getting home after seven days travelling without food as his gun and amunition were of no use to him as he was afraid to use them fearing the report might discover him to the Indians. when he got home, (arriving there after night), he found his wife quite lusty and in great distress on account of her peculiar situation. "she had supposed him dead &c &c" he enquired who would be the father of the child when born. she told him a certain Boone he answered, you need not distress yourself so about it, I do not blame you one bit. I could not get away from the Indians any sooner to come to you, it will be a Boone any how, and besides I have been obliged to be married in Indian fashion a couple of times, pho' pho! [sic] dry up your tears and welcome me home, and that he said was the last of it. Mrs Boone was present at the time he told me and made her knitting needles fly very fast I can assure you. Colo Boone added we have now lived together fifty years and we have to have our first angry quarrel yet.> 16C76

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    Created: 6/27/2017 4:04:42 PM
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1862

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Rebecca's illegitimate child. Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 2/15/1862: Came to MO in 1808; lived in St. Charles county, a neighbor of DB: <I do not remember anything of the stray child whether boy or Girl but I think it was a boy. the subject was too delicate for me to make any enquiry about and I never heard a whisper to the disadvantage of Mrs. Boone untill since my return to Missouri after an absence of thirty one years. She was Nathan Boone's mother and I thought he took more after her than after his father and I leave you to judge if there is anything in his character that looks like it. or that his mother was not pure or chaste. I expect the slander originated in the family of Daniel Boone Jr whose wife turned out badly after she had quite a family. Daniel Jr got a millwright to put him up a mill, and she took up with him and stole all Daniels silver money that he had been svaing for years against the land office opened in Missouri and gave it to him. Daniel left her, and took his children and went to Texas, or perhaps he went to Texas first and returned for his children. I saw him after he returned and he urged me to go with him to Texas. I have not heard anything about him for years. he was remarkably friendly with my brother named a child after him Edward H. Boone and my brother gave him two hundred acres of land in the FEmme Osage bottom for his name. I fear the conduct of his wife ruined him for when I saw him last he was much changed.> 16C76

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1862

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series C, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Stephen Hempstead to LCD, Callaway county MO, 2/15/1862: Came to MO in 1808; lived in St. Charles county, a neighbor of DB. <Colo Boone was a firm believer in a divine overruleing providence and related many instances in his eventful life where he thought it had been particularly exercised towards him. his brother Squire and himself had passed most of the winter trapping and hunting on one of the streams that entry into the Missouri [Kentucky?] and had been very successful, and after starting for home then came on a rain which lasted a week and overflowed all the river, and bottom and confined them to their camp which happened to be on a mound near the river. [In a later letter, 3/6/1863, says "their shelter was only a horse blanket which huddled them together and incommoded Squire very much" 16C78] Squire became very impatient and complained of the weather and every thing else, got mad at Daniel and declared he thought he would be satisfied to stay there always, &c after it cleared off they started and on coming to the mouth of the river they found the high water had driven off a band of Indians who had camped there for the winter and by the sign left had just abandoned it, a dog they had hung on a pole in the camp as a sacrifice to the good spirit for success in their new movement was still fresh and other signs showing they had recently left convinced them that they were obliged to leave in consequence of the storm Squire had complained so much about whereas had they not have been detained by the rain they would have run right into the Indian camp and unquestionably have been robbed if nothing worse. also his escape from captivity in Ohio before the Indians made their contemplated attack on Boonsborough to give the garrison warning and to enable it to put itself in a better state of defence. I do not remember any particular instance in his journeys to and from Kentucky and his long solitary residence there before he moved out but they were many and some of them very singular.> 16C76

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    Project: Digitizing Daniel Boone
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