Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

1969

Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

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Journal of William Calk, who was with Richard Henderson following DB on the Wilderness Road, 1775, in Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969):40-44

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1969

Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

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3/24/1775: <we Start early & turn out of the wagon Road to go across the mountains to go by Danil Smiths. we lose Drive [Calk's negro slave]. Come to a turabel mountain that tried us all almost to death to git over it & we lodge this night on the Lawrel fork of holston under a grait mountain & Roast a fine fat turkey for our Suppers & Eat it without aney Bread.> "Journal of William Calk," with Richard Henderson following DB on the Wilderness Road, 1775, in Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969):40

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1969

Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

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Calk refers to eating "irish taters" while on the Wilderness Road. "Journal of William Calk," with Richard Henderson following DB on the Wilderness Road, 1775, in Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969):41

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1969

Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

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4/7/1775: <we Still continue at camp Being in number about 40 men & Some Neagros this Eavening Comes a letter from Capt Boon at caintuck of the indians doing mischief and Some turns back> "Journal of William Calk," with Richard Henderson following DB on the Wilderness Road, 1775, in Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969):42

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1775

Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

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4/8/1775: <We all pact up & Started Crost Cumberland gap about one oclock this Day we Met a great maney peopel turnd Back for fear of the indians but our Company goes on Still with good courage.> "Journal of William Calk," with Richard Henderson following DB on the Wilderness Road, 1775, in Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969):42

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1775

Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

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4/20/1775: <this morning is Clear & cool We Start Early & git Down to Caintuck to Boons foart about 12 oclock wheare we stop they Come out to meet us & welcom us in with a voley of guns.> 4/21/1775: <Warm this Day they Begin laying off lots in the town and pre[p]aring for peopel to go to worek to make corn.> 4/22/1775: <They finish laying out lots this Eavening I went afishing and Cacht 3 cats they meet in the night to Draw for choise of lots But Refer it till morning.> 4/23/1775: <this morning the people meets & Draws for Chois of loots this is avery [sic] warm day.> 4/24/1775: <We all view our loots & Some Dont like them.> "Journal of William Calk," with Richard Henderson following DB on the Wilderness Road, 1775, in Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969:43

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1775

Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

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4/25/1775: <in the Eavening we git us a plaise at the mouth of the creek & Begin clearing this day we Begin to live with out Bread.> 4/26/1775: <We Begin Building us a house & a plaise of Defence to keep the indians off.> 4/29/1775: <We git our house kivered with Bark & move out things into it at Night and Begin houskeeping Eanock Smith Robert Whitledge & my Self.> "Journal of William Calk," with Richard Henderson following DB on the Wilderness Road, 1775, in Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969:44

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1969

Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

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"Petition of Kentuckians for Lands North of River Ohio," [ca 1780] 1: <That your Petitioners having heretofore been Inhabiters of the different States of America; Since the Commencement of the Contest with Great Britain for the Common cause of Liberty; Have ventured their lives in a Wild uncultivated part of the Continent on the Western Waters of Ohio called by General Name of Kentuckey -- Where they have made Improvements; on what they allowed was Kings Unappropriated Lands before the Commencemt of the said Contest; and that in the fact of a savage Enemy with the utmost hardships and in daily Geopardy of being inhumanly murdered -- Your Petitioners further allowed that the Honorable Congress would allow them a Reasonable in Lands for the Services your Petitioner[s] did, in defending and Settleing, on their own expence, the Country aforesaid, to the weakening of the Enemy, and the Strengthening of the United States, whenever the common contest with Britain should be desided in favour of America -- In the full Assurance of which your Petitioners Sold all their livings in the Settled parts of the Continent, and have removed with their Wives, Families and all their Effects to the Country aforesaid, in order to take possession of their improvements aforesaid -- But when they came found almost all their Improvements granted away by a Set of men which Acted or preten[d]ed to Act under the late Act of Virginia [of 1779]; which Act, also Allows large grants without any reserve of Settling and improving the same. By which means almost the whole of the lands in the Country aforesaid are Engrossed into the hands of a few Interest men, the greater part of which live at ease in the internal parts of Virginia; while your Petitioners are here with their Wives and Children daily Exposed to the Murders of the Savages to whom Sundry of their Acquaintance have fell a Sacrifice since their Arrival though as yet but a Short time. . . .> continued

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1969

Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969)

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"Petition of Kentuckians for Lands North of River Ohio," [ca 1780] 2: <Your Petitioners . . . would gladly return into the Settled parts of the Continent again; But having come Seven hundred Miles down the River Ohio, with the expence of the greater part of their fortunes find it Impracticable to return back against the Stream with their Wives and Children, were they to suffer the most cruel death -- Your Petitioners being drove to the Extremity aforesaid, have but three things to chooese; One is to Tarry in this place take the Oath of Allegience to Virginia, and be true to that State only, and also become Slaves to those Engrossers of Lands and to the Court of Virginia; The other is to Remove down the River Ohio, and land on some part of Mexico and become Subjects to the King of Spain; And the third to Remove themselves over the River Ohio; with their Wives Children and their small effects remaining; which is now in possession of the Savage Enemy, to whome they are daily Exposed to murders; . . . Humbly pray the Honorable Continental Congress to grant them Liberty of Taking the latter Choise; and removing with their Wives and Families and Effects to the Indian side of the Ohio, and take possession of the same in the name of the United States of America at large; where your Petitioners suppose to Support themselves in an Enemies Country at their own risque and expence; which they humbly Conceive will have a Tendancy to Weaken the power of the enemy, Strengthen the United States at large, and Advance the Common caus of Liberty -- Your Petitioners further pray the Honorable Congress, to grant them liberty of making such Regulations amongst themselves as they shall find necessary to Govern themselves by, being subject to the United States at Large, and no other State or power whatsoever . . . . And your Petitiners in duty Bound shall ever pray.> Printed in Jack M. Sosin, ed., THE OPENING OF THE WEST (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1969):85-87.

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