Willard Rouse Jillson, FILSON'S KENTUCKE: A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL WILMINGTON EDITION OF 1784, WITH PAGED CRITIQUE, SKETCH OF FILSON'S LIFE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (Louisville: John P. Morton, 1930)

1930

Willard Rouse Jillson, FILSON'S KENTUCKE: A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL WILMINGTON EDITION OF 1784, WITH PAGED CRITIQUE, SKETCH OF FILSON'S LIFE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (Louisville: John P. Morton, 1930)

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<Since it is known that Filson was well acquainted with Boone, it may be inferred that the young author from the banks of the Brandywine intended to be dryly humorous when he caused Kentucky's great wilderness scout to say that he "resigned his domestic happiness for a time." Neither from contemporary historical record nor from his subsequent statement is the reader given an assurance that Boone's resignation from life on the Yadkin caused him personally any real anguish or inconvenience. Much more might have been said for Mrs. Boone and all the little Boones, but history, in its characteristic way, records nothing of that at all.> JILLSON4:131

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1930

Willard Rouse Jillson, FILSON'S KENTUCKE: A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL WILMINGTON EDITION OF 1784, WITH PAGED CRITIQUE, SKETCH OF FILSON'S LIFE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (Louisville: John P. Morton, 1930)

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Commentary on the passage "you see how little nature requires to be satisfied": <The influence of a notable contemporary, Robert Burns -- "man wants but little here below" -- is easily recognized.> JILLSON4:132

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1930

Willard Rouse Jillson, FILSON'S KENTUCKE: A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL WILMINGTON EDITION OF 1784, WITH PAGED CRITIQUE, SKETCH OF FILSON'S LIFE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (Louisville: John P. Morton, 1930)

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Commentary on the passage "The idea of a beloved wife and family, and their anxiety upon the account of my absence and exposed situation, made sensible impressions on my heart": <Boone's continued concern for his family will hardly be allowed except as a gesture towards domestic tranquillity, when it is recalled there was nothing to keep him in Kentucky through the winter had he chosed to return to the Yadkin.> JILLSON4:132

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1930

Willard Rouse Jillson, FILSON'S KENTUCKE: A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL WILMINGTON EDITION OF 1784, WITH PAGED CRITIQUE, SKETCH OF FILSON'S LIFE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (Louisville: John P. Morton, 1930)

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Jillson comments: <It is probably well that misfortune caused Boone and his following to turn back in Powell's valley before they crossed the Cumberland Mountain. At the time of the attack it was mid-autumn, October 10, 1773, to be exact. No initial settlement could have been successfully carried out in the Kentucky wilderness at that time of the year. A much larger loss of life was certainly averted by this seemingly considerable disaster.> JILLSON4:132-33

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1930

Willard Rouse Jillson, FILSON'S KENTUCKE: A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL WILMINGTON EDITION OF 1784, WITH PAGED CRITIQUE, SKETCH OF FILSON'S LIFE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (Louisville: John P. Morton, 1930)

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Ashton on p74 should be Estill. JILLSON4:134

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1930

Willard Rouse Jillson, FILSON'S KENTUCKE: A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL WILMINGTON EDITION OF 1784, WITH PAGED CRITIQUE, SKETCH OF FILSON'S LIFE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (Louisville: John P. Morton, 1930)

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<Boone's description of the frightful Battle of the Blue Licks [in Filson] is one of the best early narratives of this engagement. A leading figure in the struggle, his recital of the principal events possesses all the earmarks of the actual.> JILLSON4:134

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1930

Willard Rouse Jillson, FILSON'S KENTUCKE: A FACSIMILE REPRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL WILMINGTON EDITION OF 1784, WITH PAGED CRITIQUE, SKETCH OF FILSON'S LIFE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (Louisville: John P. Morton, 1930)

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The watermark on the map should read: "Work & Be Rich" JILLSON4:150

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