LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF COLONEL DANIEL BOON, THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY . . . ANNEXED IS AN EULOGY ON COL. BOONE, AND CHOICE OF LIFE, BY LORD BYRON (Brooklyn: Printed for C. Wilder, 1823; reprint, Heartman's Historical Series, 1916)

1823

LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF COLONEL DANIEL BOON, THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY . . . ANNEXED IS AN EULOGY ON COL. BOONE, AND CHOICE OF LIFE, BY LORD BYRON (Brooklyn: Printed for C. Wilder, 1823; reprint, Heartman's Historical Series, 1916)

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After a reprinting of Trumbull's Filson, there follows "Continuation of the Life of Colonel Boon," from "a near relation of the Colonel (a resident of Cincinnati) who received it from his own mouth and whose veracity may be depended on." 27

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1823

LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF COLONEL DANIEL BOON, THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY . . . ANNEXED IS AN EULOGY ON COL. BOONE, AND CHOICE OF LIFE, BY LORD BYRON (Brooklyn: Printed for C. Wilder, 1823; reprint, Heartman's Historical Series, 1916)

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<He (like the unrefined Savage) viewed apparently the rapid increase of population with more distrust than satisfaction, as he well knew that it would ultimately drive away the wild animals of the forest (with which the country had when first visited so thickly abounded) and that his favorite pursuit would thereby be diminished and in time totally destroyed. Although his many heroic achievements, in protecting the inhabitants of the infant settlements from the bloody tomahawk and scalping knife of the Savages, were justly and duly appreciated by the most respectable inhabitants of the state, yet all compensations offered him therefore in lands, &c., or lucrative offices proffered him, were unequivocally refused by the Colonel, and although of very decent abilities (with one exception) he could never be prevailed on to fill a public office -- to use his own expression "I had much rather (said he) possess a good fowling piece, with two faithful dogs, and traverse the wilderness with one or two friendly Indian companions, in quest of a hoard of Buffaloes or deer, than to possess the best township or to fill the first Executive office of the State."> WILDER:28

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1823

LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF COLONEL DANIEL BOON, THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY . . . ANNEXED IS AN EULOGY ON COL. BOONE, AND CHOICE OF LIFE, BY LORD BYRON (Brooklyn: Printed for C. Wilder, 1823; reprint, Heartman's Historical Series, 1916)

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<The great object of the Colonel appears to have been to live as remote as possible from every white inhabitant, except those of his own family; insomuch that he had been heard frequently to declare that he would never consent to live within 100 miles of a d----d yankee!> When <the enterprising adventurers of New England penetrated even to within a few miles of his secluded retreat in that quarter [it] induced him once more to "pull up stakes" and to remove with his family (in the 80th year of his age) quite to the Missouri.> WILDER:31

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1823

LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF COLONEL DANIEL BOON, THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY . . . ANNEXED IS AN EULOGY ON COL. BOONE, AND CHOICE OF LIFE, BY LORD BYRON (Brooklyn: Printed for C. Wilder, 1823; reprint, Heartman's Historical Series, 1916)

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<Colonel Boon, although averse to the whites, was a great friend to the Indians, notwithstanding they had been his mortal enemies in the early part of his life -- it was frequently remarked by him that while he could never with safety repose confidence in a Yankee, he had never been deceived by an Indian, when he had once declared himself friendly disposed, and that so far as his own experience would enable him to judge, he should certainly prefer a state of nature to a state of civilization, if he was obliged to be confined to one or the other.> WILDER:33

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1823

LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF COLONEL DANIEL BOON, THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY . . . ANNEXED IS AN EULOGY ON COL. BOONE, AND CHOICE OF LIFE, BY LORD BYRON (Brooklyn: Printed for C. Wilder, 1823; reprint, Heartman's Historical Series, 1916)

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After quoting at length from "Boone," in fact from Smith, this anonymous writer concludes: <Bu the foregoing the reader will perceive how greatly prejudiced was Colonel Boon in favour of the tawny inhabitants of the western wilderness; whose manners and habits he did not hesitate to declare to the day of his death, far more agreeable to him than those of a more civilized and refined race.> WILDER:37


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