William S. Bryan, "Daniel Boone in Missouri," Missouri Historical Review 4 (1909) 32-33

William S. Bryan, "Daniel Boone in Missouri," Missouri Historical Review 4 (1909) 32-33

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<Although a "silent man," in a general way, he was a vedry geniel one. He was a good listener, and when he said anything it was always so much to the point that those who heard him were impressed with a feeling that he had said a good deal. he wasted no words, and used no idle terms. He never told stories, even to the children, and would not listen to a vulgar joke. He was as gentle and refined in disposition as a woman; and although drinking was a universal custom among the men of his age, he was a total abstainer. No drop of liquor ever passed his lips during his entire life. He seemed to take considerable pride in declaring that he did not know the taste of alcholic spirits. In form and features he was athletic and impressive. Strangers knew instinctively that they were in the presence of a man born to rule. He was about five feet ten inches in height, and toward the latter part of his life inclined to corpulency. His life-long custom of wearing moccasins made him walk like an Indian, with his toes straight in front, which gave him the appearance of being slightly bow-legged. Even up to the time of his death he carried himself erect, and welked with a quick, springing motion that made him appear much younger than he was.> William S. Bryan, "Daniel Boone in Missouri," MHR 4 (1909-10):32-33.

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