John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Stories like the one which provides Boone with a Shawnee squaw for his Indian wife' I have passed over in silence. They are, in the first place, unsupported by anything except folk stories dating from long after Boone's death. They are, in the second place, usually in conflict with the known facts. The Shawnee wife story, for example, is hard to believe not merely in view of Daniel Boone's devotion to his legitimate wife, but also in view of the fact that, except for one captivity of a few months, Boone never lived among the Shawnees. Similarly, the story that Rebecca Boone had a child by one of Daniel's brothers during one of her husband's long absences in the woods, but that Daniel kept the baby and brought it up as his own, conflicts with the known dates of her children's births." (BAKELESS:xii) SHAWNEEWIFE JEMIMAB

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"They were an adventurous breed, the Boones. For the next four generations they were always to be pulling up stakes and moving westward." "There was always a branch of the Boone family that never stayed. The Boones were wanderers born. They had the itching foot. Something called. Something beyond the mountains always whispered. They heard of distant lands and knew that they must go there. Old George Boone was like that. His sons George and Squire were wanderers both. His grandsons Daniel Boone and Squire Boone the younger wandered all their lives. Daniel's sons moved with their father, west to Kentucky, westward again to Missouri. Daniel's own grandsons moved on toward the Rockies. Other pioneer families have such a history behind them, but it is marked most clearly in the Boones." (BAKELESS:3, 5) MOBILITY BOONEFAM

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Indians were among the child's earliest recollections." 1736 a party of 25 Delawares visited the farm of George Boone, his grandfather. 1742 the Moravian missionary Count Zinzendorf held a synod in an Oley barn where there was preaching to Delawares by three recently converted warriors all through the night. "From these friendly aborigines the future Indian fighter was learning the red man's habits, character, and way of life, mastering the kinks and quirks of red psychology, gaining that amazing ability to `think Indian' which in after life enabled him, when trailing Indians, to know exactly what they were going to do next. Many a pioneer document from the desperate and bloody Kentucky years shows Daniel Boone quietly assuring his companions that the Indians would soon do thus-an-so -- as invariably they did!" (BAKELESS:8, 9) INDIANNESS PENNSYLVANIA

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"The fascinating which the wilderness exercised on Daniel Boone to the end of his life began almost as early as his knowledge of Indians." Hunting, solitude. "Year after year, from about the time Daniel was ten years old, the boy and his mother used to take the cattle out in the grazing season and live there in a cabin, while Squire Boone stayed at home. . . . From the age of ten to sixteen, young Daniel did little but watch the cattle and roam the woods. The cows may sometimes have been neglected; Boone himself in after life attributed his love of the wild to the carefree roving of these early formative years." (BAKELESS:9; citing Draper:22C14) WILDERLIEBE PENNSYLVANIA

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Daniel's father, Squire Boone, purchased land in the Yadkin Valley (today Davidson Co.) in 1753. Had to pay annual rent and was obligated to clear three out of every 100 acres every three years: "Clearing forest land was a tremendous task -- trees to be cut down, stumps to be dug out, underbrush to be chopped away, stones to be moved, and the earth itself a hopeless tangle of matted roots. An acre a year meant back-breaking work." (BAKELESS:19) NCAROLINA FARMING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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The Warrior's Path ran through the Yadkin country where young Boone settled with his father and mother. (BAKELESS:20) WARRIORSPATH

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB joined Braddock's campaign as a wagoner in the North Carolina militia. With him was John Findley who had just returned from a trading trip beyond the mountains. "Many a long night, by the embers of a log-fire, the North Carolina farmer boy listened open-eyed to tales of that new land called Kentucky, that hunter's paradise, that wonderful wild area of rich land, good farm land that a young man with a family could have for the taking, land where deer and buffalo, beaver, otter, and game of every kind abounded. Sixty years later Daniel Boone still remembered the thrill of it. He may have heard similar tales from the scoutt Christopher Gist [also from the Yadkin], who had already seen it, or from his own hunting companion, Nathaniel Gist, the great scout's son. He could have heard tales of Kentucky quite as marvelous from Dr. Thomas Walker, the explorer who had reached Kentucky in 1750, but it is doubtful whether the expedition's commissary even knew the young wagoner existed." (BAKELESS:22-23) BRADDOCK CGIST NGIST TWALKER JFINDLEY KENTUCKLORE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Boone and the other wagoners were in the rear with Braddock's field train when the ambush took place. (BAKELESS:25) BRADDOCK

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Women for some reason always enjoyed teasing Daniel Boone." (BAKELESS:28) WOMEN

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Marriage of Daniel and Rebecca: ". . .Must have been very much like other frontier weddings. The bride customarily rode to the altar on a pillion behind her father's saddle. After the wedding, the pillion was taken off and strapped on behind her bridegroom's saddle. His wife mounted his horse with him and rode off on her honeymoon. It was not very private. The entire wedding party gathered in the cabin where the couple were to spend their wedding night. There was a feast, with the rough plenty of the backwoods. The bottle of corn whiskey circulated. The jests were far from maly-mouthed, for the frontier had no doubt that marriage was indeed `ordained for the procreation of children.' When the evening was partly over, a bevy of young girls, together with the bride, slipped one by one up the ladder that led to the rough loft above the cabin and there put the bride to bed. When they were gone, a group of young men followed, performed a like office for the bridegroom, and left the pair together in such privacy as the loft of a one- or two-room cabin could afford. Late in the night, food was sent up the ladder to the newly married couple and the wedding guests gradually departed. It was all very rough and crude and primitive; but the marriage of Daniel and Rebecca led to a lifelong devotion, a working partnership such as few sophisticated moderns achieve. Daniel may have strayed from the path of complete fidelity once or twice. There are some very queer -- and probably slanderous -- tales about Rebecca herself. The frontier was a rough place with a rough relish for rough jokes; it is hard now to tell what the facts are. But whatever the truth may be, there is no doubt that they forgave and forgot whatever there was to forgive and forget, working and struggling together for a long, hard and rather happy lifetime." (BAKELESS:28-29) WEDDING REBECCAB SHAWNEEWIFE JEMIMAB

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Boone and Bryan families were tied together by the marriage; both tried to settle Kentucky in 1773; both did so later; moved to Missouri together. "This was not unusual in those days, for, where communities were small and travel was restricted, family relationships meant a great deal. Families tended to intermarry, and then lived and worked together their whole lives long." (BAKELESS:29) BRYANFAM MOBILITY

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Rebecca Boone: "Except that she was a rather tall brunette, nobody knows now [what she looked like], because then it was not thought of enough importance to record." Married at 17; lived with DB until she died at 73; lived alone for two years during his captivity; raised 9 children (lost one at birth), buried 2 killed by Indians. "Quite an ordinary girl. Quite an ordinary woman. There were a lot like that in the backwoods. It has been, on the whole, a good thing for these United States." (BAKELESS:29, 30) REBECCAB WOMEN

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB: all a man needed for happiness was "a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife." (Quoting Joseph School, DB's grandson, in Draper 24S217) (BAKELESS:30) WOMEN REBECCAB

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Cherokee War, 1759, DB moved his family to Culpeper County, VA, where he worked as a wagoner, hauling tobacco to market, hunting, scouting. May have met George Washington at this time. (BAKELESS: 31) CHEROKEEWAR

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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1758 DB with Gen. John Forbes expedition across Pennsylvania to drive the French from Ft. Duquesne. On this trip, according to DB, he killed his first Indian, by butting him off the bridge over the Juniata River. (BAKELESS:31, citing DB's account as told to a friend, Draper 2C53-57)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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October 1759 DB bought 640 acres from his father in Rowan County, NC. (BAKELESS:31, citing Rowan County Records, Book 3 as copied in Draper 8C17,22,93,98) FARMING YADKIN

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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1760, after the conclusion of the Cherokee War, hunted in eastern Tennessee, leaving the first of his tree carvings: beech tree on the banks of "Boon's Creek": "D. Boon CillED A. BAr on tree In the yEAR 1760". "All his life he liked to leave these increiptions, commemorating a good kill, fresh water, or just his presence in the country." "The long preservation of these bark inscriptions is, botanically speaking, not so remarkable as it seems. attracted by their smooth surface, boone invariably carved his records on beech trees. the beech grows slowly; and though expansion of the trunk ultimately stretched and distorted the lettering, it could not compleely obliterate the deep carvings made by Boone's keen hunting knife." (BAKELESS:32,33) TREECARVING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB participation in the capture of a group of kidnappers and criminals, circa 1760; sound like good detail: Draper 6S282-85. "DB was with the band that found the girl -- it was the first of his three chivalrous rescues of damsels in distress." (BAKELESS:34) WOMEN OUTLAWS

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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At nearby Salisbury, where he went on business and legal affairs, DB probably met Richard Henderson. DB's father had been a justice of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions before which Henderson practiced. Bakeless suggests a conjunction between DB's hunting tales and Henderson and others interests in land speculation at this time. 1764 he met hunters "deep in the wilderness" and told them he was employed by Henderson to explore the country. The same year he and Rebecca sold their Yadkin farm and moved westward to the Bushy Mountains. (BAKELESS:36-37, citing Collins, 2:416; disputed in Draper 6S38) RHENDERSON LANDSPEC

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"He farmed only a little, but he hunted a great deal. For half a century or more he never missed a fall or winter hunt, except when all his time was occupied in fighting Indians. Hunting was the one thing he really lived for -- long hunts alone, or with a few companions he could really trust, a matter about which Daniel Boone had high standards. The smaller the party, the better. They frightened the game less, and Indians were more easily avoided. Hunting was more than a mere sport. It was a profitable profession. As Boone's nephew Daniel Bryan once explained to a curious inquirer: `It was not so much a ruling passion of Boone's to hunt, as his means of livelihood: His necessary occupation, from which he could not part & to which, & only it, he had ever been accustomed.' True, farming helped to provide food for a pioneer family, but deer were everywhere. Venison was a staple article of diet on the frontier. A man could 'hoppus' [sic, ?] a deer to his cabin across his shoulders. Or he could 'jerk' the meat in the sun, so that it would last almost indefinitely. Another way of preserving it was treatment with wood ashes and saltpeter. But all this was for family use. There was not much market for deer-meat. Deerkskins, on the other hand, were valuable articles of commerce, much used for making leggings and breeches. In the autumn, when the skins were in prime condition, a man who understood the woods and the ways of wild things could take a few pack-horses into the forests and return with far more wealth than any farm would produce. A horse could carry up to 250 pounds -- about a hundred dressed deerskins -- over the rough wilderness trails. This was heavy packing. Four or five hundred skins was a fair season's hunting. According to the market and the quality of the skins, they brought anywhere from forty cents to four or five dollars apiece, and were classified as `bucks' and `does,' the former being larger and more valuable. Americans still refer to dollars as `bucks,' and think they are talking slang, when they are really echoing the business terminology of their ancestors." (BAKELESS:37-38) FARMING HUNTING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Successful hunting and trapping fall/winter season could bring in "a thousand dollars in modern currency" [??]. Costs: rifle worth 7 pounds and a hunter needed several. Gunsmithing tools to take along: hand vise, bellows, files, screw plates. Powder was expensive. DB learned to make it himself. Lead hard to transport. Traps and horses cost money. Risk of robbery by Indians. "There is no doubt that Daniel Boone sometimes made large sums by hunting and trapping, but sometimes, too, he came back from the woods stripped of everything he owned. It is easy to see why he was so often plagued by debt. Equipment had to be renewed or he could not hunt." (BAKELESS:40) HUNTING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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10/1763 British proclamation offering a 100 acres to any Protestant settler in East Florida. With brother Squire and others he went south to see, promising to be back by Christmas dinner. According to legend, DB bought a house and lot in Pensacola. Came home exactly at dinnertime on Xmas day. Rebecca said no to moving. Only time in their lives together. (BAKELESS:41) FLORIDEXPLORE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Always eager to make hunters of his children, Boone began taking his son James on winter hunts as soon as the child was eight years old, teaching him the lore of the woods, the ways of the animals, the customs of the long hunters' camps. In the bitterest winter weather the child suffered from the cold. He was still so small that his father could button him up inside the capacious flaps of his hunting shirt to keep him warm at night. As he grew older, his father kept him in the woods three months at a time." (BAKELESS:41-42) JAMESB HUNTING WILDERLIEBE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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First exploration of Kentucky. May have been inspired by association with Benjamin Cutbirth, with whom DB hunted in 1767, and who had been part of the group that first penetrated overland to the Mississippi. Later that year, with one or two companions, DB pushed across the Blue Ridge and reached the headwaters of the Big Sandy, then west of the Cumberland Mountains, followed a buffalo trace to near the site of present-day Prestonburg, KY. "Ketched in a snow storm," they camped for the winter near a salt spring, which brought game right into their camp. Here DB for the first time saw and killed a buffalo. (BAKELESS:42) KENTUCKEXPLORE1

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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1767: "Life was well enough. He was doing right by Rebecca. He was supporting his family. But ever and anon he lifted up his eyes to the westward hills and found a perpetual lure. There are men who must know what is on the other side of the hill. Of them was Daniel Boone. When the sun sank behind the Cumberland Mountains it sank into mystery. A few white men had been there and had lived to tell the story, but even they had mostly skirted along the river banks or penetrated only a little way into the tangled forests. Boone remembered the tales he had heard of the lands beyond. There lay endless hunting, freedom, independence, wealth." (BAKELESS:43) MOBILITY WILDERLIEBE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Hunting alone in Watauga River country (near modern Jonesboro, TN). Sleeping under snow-covered blanket. Surrounded by Cherokees. One pulled up the blanket, recognized DB as he woke up: "Ah, Wide Mouth, have I got you now?" Sat up and was friendly; shook hands all round, pleasure to see my red brothers; was well treated. (BAKELESS:42, no ref)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Best rifles had little range; about 100 yds. (BAKELESS:38) HUNTING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Winter deerskins worthless; then time to take beaver (worth "a buck" or 2 "does"). DB loved beaver trapping almost as much as deer hunting -- but he loathed beaver tail. (BAKELESS:39) HUNTING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB rarely raised tobacco. (BAKELESS:39) FARMING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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John Findley was a "backwoods peddler" when he met DB again in the Yadkin country in 1767.

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Findley's tales of "Kaintuck" were later remembered by DB's son Nathan (citing Draper 19C, 21C).

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"John Finley came at the turning point in Daniel Boone's career. In fact, he WAS the turning point. Daniel Boone was uneasy. The farm provided a living but not much more. Boone was in debt. Sometimes he was sued in the local court at Salisbury, where old Squire Boone had been a justice. The lawsuits meant new debts to Richard Henderson's law firm. A man could always hunt and there was comfort in that. But new settlers were coming in. He fretted as the land filled up. His heart was in the wilderness." (BAKELESS:46) WILDERLIEBE JFINDLEY

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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During the Regulator episode in NCarolina during 1769, DB's patron Richard Henderson had to flee from the bench when the mob seized and ran the court to suit itself "leaving wild, profane abuse on the pages of its staid legal record, where the entries still remain." In the aftermath of their defeat, many men turned their attention westward. (BAKELESS:46, citing NC RECORDS 8:231-34, 652-54 [could beWilliam L. Saunders, ed., COLONIAL RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLINA, 10 vols]) RHENDERSON REGULATORS

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB's Yadkin home was in the midst of the Regulator disturbance and he shared the general discontent about arbitrary authority, high taxes. REGULATORS

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB, brother Squire, brother-in-law John Stuart, and John Findley determined to go to Kentucky in the spring of 1769. Squire would stay behind to put in a crop and follow with supplies in the late autumn or early winter. Hunting trip. Required a good deal of capital for horses, lead, powder, salt, flour, blankets, camp supplies, traps. Henderson may have been in the background. He probably supplied the funds. Deerskins and potentially land. What Boone called "a great speck." (BAKELESS:48, no citation) RHENDERSON JFINDLEY KENTUCKEXPLORE2 LANDSPEC

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Party started from DB's house 5/69. Three other men as "camp-keepers -- Joseph Holden, James Mooney, William Cool (or Cooley). Employees of the others. These men would prepare the skins the others would bring in. All mounted; rations to last until hunting grounds, then living off the country. Followed a hunter's trace to Cumberland Gap where they picked up the Warriors' Path. Moved slowly, hunting on the way. No Indian sign. 6/7 reached Station Camp Creek -- so called because there they built their base camp. Constructed a more permanent shelter. DB pushed ahead of the others to the summit of Big Hill, the height of land between the Rockcastle and Kentucky Rivers. Looked down into the rich, level land of Kentucky. Returned to camp. DB and Findley out to explore ahead of the party after DB's return. Hunted in pairs. Deerskins back to Station Camp after several days in the forest (BAKELESS:48-9) KENTUCKEXPLORE2

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Indian attack 12/22/69. Mounted party of Shawnees returning from a hunting trip int he Green River country to their homes north of the Ohio. Siezed without a chance to resist. Forced DB and John Stuart to take them to the camp. Suceeded in warning the camp keeper, who fled without the Shawnee noticing. But hid, did not remove the skins from main camp, Shawnee found and plundered. Seven months work gone. KENTUCKEXPLORE2 SHAWNEE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"The attitude of the Indians was that of any landed proprietors toward intruders. They seem to have had no intention of killing their prisoners so long as they offered no resistance. They were at peace with the English colonies. But they regarded the peltry as their own legitimate property because it came from their game. A sociologically inclined Shawnee later explained to a white friend that the game was the Indians' cattle, and killing it was downright theft." Shawnee took DB and JStuart with them but released with moccasins and small trading guns, patch, powder and lead a few days later. Captain Will, with the Shawnee party: "Now, brothers, go home and stay there. Don't come here any more, for this is the Indians' hunting ground, and all the animals, skins, and furs are ours; and if you are so foolish as to benture here again you may be sure the wasps and yellow-jackets wil sting you severely." DB later dreamed he was being stung by yellow-jackets, interpreting this to mean he would be wounded by Indians -- which turned out to be true. He named the stream on whose banks he dreamed "Dreaming Creek," by which it is still known. (BAKELESS:51, 52, citing for the Shawnee quote Draper B179-80, and Randolph C. Downes: "Lord Dunmore's War," MVHR 21 [1934]:312; for Dreaming Creek Draper 14C30 and Speed, WILDERNESSS ROAD:69) KENTUCKEXPLORE2 SHAWNEE INDIANVIEWS DREAMINGCREEK

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Furious at their losses and by no means willing to admit the validity of Shawnee ethics. Boone and Stuart had not the least intention of going home." They followed the Shawnee and stole back some of their horses. Rode away, trying to put many miles between themselevs and the Shawnee. At dawn paused to rest horses, overtaken by Captain Will. Put a horse-bell around DB's neck and made him caper around for their amusement. Marched the men north, telling them they would be released when the Indians had crossed. A few nights later DB and JS escaped into a canebrake, eluded pursuit, and got away safely. Back at camp, abandoned, overtook the fleeing others. With Findley these returned to VA, and this is the last we see of Findley. KENTUCKEXPLORE2 JFINDLEY SHAWNEE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Sometime just before or after the campkeepers and Findley left, came Squire Boone with Alexander Neeley with the supplies. Set up a new camp near the junction of the Red River and the Kentucky. Here "the hunters had one minor brush with the Indians, interesting mainly because it is responsible for the odd name of Lulbegrud Creek. DB, who liked to read when he had the chance, testified later that his party 'had with us for our pleasure' a book. It was GULLIVER'S TRAVELS. They were whiling away a long evening in camp with Swift's account of Glumdelick and its inhabitants, the Lulbegruds, when Indians approached. When the hunters had driven them off, Neeley remarked whimsically that they had disposed of the Lulbegruds. Amused by this unexpectedly literary aspect of wilderness warfare, they gave the creek near camp a name from Swift. It is still called Lulbegrud Creek." (BAKELESS:55, citation to "Deposition of DB, Clark County Deposition Book 1:156 [?]) KENTUCKEXPLORE2 LULBEGRUD

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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The four (DB, John Stuart, brother Squire, and Alexander Neeley) worked in pairs. DB with JS. These two decided to separate "meeting every two weeks at their outlying camp," but JS was never seen alive again. DB found his trail, a recent fire, his carved initials, that's all. Five years later as they were building the Wilderness Road one man found a skeleton in a hollow sycamore at the Rockcastle River crossing with a powderhorn bearing JS initials. Spooked, Neeley left for home. (BAKELESS:55-56) KENTUCKEXPLORE2

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB and Squire alone. By 5/70 their ammunition was running low, but they had a good store of deerskins. Squire set out with the skins to fetch supplies, leaving DB alone in Kentucky. Without sufficient ammo to hunt commercially, he took to exploring. Indian hunting parties were all about him. "Few white men make camps like Indians; but Boone was an old hand in the woods, who had lived near Indians all his life." Ranged as far north as the Ohio, as far west as the Falls (Louisville), becoming thoroughly acquained with the Kentucky and Licking valleys. "Boone was happy enough. This was the life he loved. The forest, game, freedom from social restraints, disntinctions, taxes, inconvenient neighbors. He had `elbow room' in abundance. What more could a man ask?" "Boone loved solitude. He also loved adventurous hunting of this sort. There was no reason why he should not have gone back to the settlements with Squire. The trip would have been safer and easier had the brothers gone together; and since he could not hunt in Squire's absence, Daniel could add nothing to their profits. But Daniel stayed. Was it just because he loved this solitary life? Or was there another reason? Those long exploring trips -- were they pure love of adventure? Or was the Great Idea [?] already bubbling in the woodsman's brain? Did he and Richard Henderson already have land speculation schemes afoot?" (BAKELESS:58, 59, 61) KENTUCKEXPLORE2 WILDERLIEBE LANDSPEC

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Occasionally he saw Indians. "Once he came upn an Indian fishing from a fallen tree which projected over a stream. But, as Boone used to tell the story in after years, 'as I was looking at the fellow, he tumbled into the river, and I saw him no more.' The implication was that Daniel at the moment was looking at the particular redskin over the sights of a rifle. It was a favorite joke. His hearers did not always remember it exactly. Sometimes there were two Indians. Sometimes there was only one. But the essentials were always the same. Boone never explicitly admitted killing or even firing. But he 'heard a gun crack and it sounded just like mine.' Sometimes, more explicitly, it 'sounded very much like Tick-Licker,' his favorite rifle. And then 'then tumbled in the water and I never saw them any more.' He used to remark of other Indians casually encountered in the forests, 'While I looked at them they fell down and never crossed my path again.' Never a killer and always rather well-disposed to the Indians, boone had, as John Floyd once wrote, 'very little of the WAR SPIRIT. He never liked to take life and always avoided it when he could.' He once told his son Nathan that in his whole life he was sure of having killed only one Indian and that was at the Blue Licks Battle. Sometimes he raised the score to three -- never any more. In the heat of battle it was hard to be sure whether a shot went home. One fired as fast as possible and reloaded with equal speed. There is little doubt, however, that Boone wa a bit too modest about his tally. He himself used to conclude with the remark: 'But many was the fair fire that I have had at them.' On this occasion he killed an unsuspecting fisherman solely because he feared for his own life if captured agian. Then, since there might be other Indians about, he made a wide detour until he struck the mountains in the east, and 'circled around to his camp.'" (BAKELESS:59-60, citing Draper 6S65-66, 2C42, 4C45, 3C66,70, 16C31; Asbury and Doerschuk in MHR 23 [1928-29]:539; Kellogg in Report:51, 53.) KENTUCKEXPLORE2 INDIANKILLING INDIANHATING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB and Squire linked up 7/27/70; hunted again. Squire back to settlements in autumn. Slow in returning, DB started east to met him. Went hunting again, to Green and Cumberland country. Here an amusing incident: Another party, known as the "Long Hunters" because they had been long in the wilderness, were in that area at the same time. One day they heard a strange sound in the forest. Never heard anything like it before. One Casper Mansker slipped off to investigate. Came upon DB lying flat on his back on an outspread deerskin, all alone and singing cheerfully to himself. Other stories of him singing to his dogs. (BAKELESS:62-63, citing Draper B339-40N,2C24, 3C62, 5C73-74, 19C72; REGISTER 32 [1934]:246-47) KENTUCKEXPLORE2 CHARACTER

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Finally returning to the settlements together in 3/1771, DB and Squire were first joined by Alexander Neeley (who had become lost with another party, and was in desperate shape) then joined by a party of 6-8 Indians [Cherokee?]. Shared their dinner with them, Indians offered to trade their old rifles for the well-kept ones of the Boone bros. When the bros refused, the Indians "fell upon them" and took everything. Bros gave chase, but the Indian party had been augmented, and a settler firing gave away the pursuit -- lucky for they would probably have been overpowered. Later, resting in an abandoned cabin, saw two Indians outside. "All three white men fired together and killed both." Took rifles and silver as spoils -- their only gain from the last part of this trip. Later meeting a friend DB said: "he had spent the two years preceding that time in a hunt on Louisa River [Kentucky River], so called by all the Long Hunters; that he had been robbed by the Cherokee Indians of all the proceeds of this hunt." (BAKELESS: 64-5) KENTUCKEXPLORE2 CHEROKEE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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In 1772 DB was "probably traveling from one Cherokee village to another, living in the wigwams, hunting with the braves, talking with the chiefs. He was sounding the Indians to see whether they were willing to sell Kentucky. He is said to have concluded very soon that they would hand the country over to the white men if the price were high enough." Thus the speculation that it was Boone who convinced Henderson to make the purchase at Sycamore Shoals. (BAKELESS:67, citing Henderson, MVHR 1(1914):349; John Haywood, CIVIL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF TENNESSEE (1891 ed):53) INDIANESS CHEROKEE SYCAMORESHOALS RHENDERSON KENTUCKEXPLORE3

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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KENTUCKEXPLORE4 With Benjamin Cutbirth and perhaps others, 1773. Occupied his old cave on Little Hickman Creek in Jessamine County where he carved his initials ("D.B. -- 1773"). Decided not to wait on Henderson but to attempt immediate settlement. It would be dangerous to wait for already there were surveyors of other interests coming down the Ohio to Kentucky. At least three groups: James and Robert McAfee, they met another party, also James Harrod. (BAKELESS:67-8) SURVEYING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"The patient, fearless Rebecca was ready now as always to follow her man where he chose to go. Daniel usually chose to go where there was likely to be a great deal of trouble; but -- except when she objected to settling in Florida -- Rebecca boone never complained. Kentucky might be an anxious land for wives and mothers; but it could not be much worse than the lonely anxiety of a cabin on the Yadkin, with Daniel off among the canebrakes, redskins, and wild beasts in the green tangle of the forests. Marry a man with an itching foot, and a girl is bound to have anxieties. It was the common lot of the frontier woman. Better to go and share it with him. That, after all, was life as the wives of all the pioneers knew it. Marry your man and then follow him. Bear his children. Feed him. Watch his cattle. Lend a hand with the farm at need. Milk, churn, weave, sew. Mold his bullets. Load his rifles when the shooting got rapid enough to demand it. Beat off the Indians yourself if need be. Watch your husband set out again and again into the forests, with death or turture or captivity always in prospect. Men, the great babies, must have their adventures; and perhaps -- who knew? -- there might be wealth at the end of it." (BAKELESS:68-69) REBECCABRYANB WOMEN

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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WALLENRIDGE Son James returning with supplies for the party, with Henry Russell (17), son of Capt William, 2 slaves and 2 white workmen. Camped on Walden's Creek, 3 miles behind main party. Just before dawn attacked by Indians [tribe?]; James and Henry sho through hips, immobilizing them; 2 others killed immediately; one white man got away, never seen again; one slave hid in a pile of driftwood and witnessed the following torture of the boys. "The Indians had a great deal of fun torturing them to death." The slave heard James pleading for his life from an Indian he (James) recognized -- Big Jim, a Shawnee who had often visited DB's cabin. James finally begged to be killed. Bodies slashed to ribbons, their nails torn out, palms slashed in their efforts to turn away the blades. Boys found the next day by Russell coming up to meet DB. One man rushed ahead to tell DB. One account says DB party also attacked (see Ranck); others do not mention. Rebecca sent back a linen sheet to cover her son and keep the earth from his body. (Cf her white cambric apron at their courtship). This was the end of the attempt; people fled back to NCarolina. (BAKELESS:71-73, citing Draper 6C7-20, 6S79-83, 11CC12, 13C133, 22C5,14; Peter Force, ed., AMERICAN ARCHIVES, 1:278, 707, 873, 975, 1015, 1169.) KENTUCKREMOVE1 SHAWNEE CHEROKEE JAMESB WALLENRIDGE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Sold house and goods. Summered at Captain William Russell's in Clinch River valley -- an early pioneer there. Started for Kentucky 9/73. Boones, Bryans; five other families; total 40 people. Drove their livestock with them. No road, only a narrow "trace." No wagons. Three mountain ranges to cross: Moccasin Gap through the ?, over Wallen Ridge of the Powell Mountains, and through Cumberland Gap of the Cumberland Mountains. After crossing the second, in Powell's valley, DB sent son James back to Russell's for more supplies. (BAKELESS:69-70)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Isaac Crabtree, who was with the emigration party, later involved in a infamous incident. Watching a horse race; group of peaceful Cherokees, nothing to do with the murders. Moment Crabtree saw them he rushed, killed one before anyone could interfere. No one tried to prosecute him. (BAKELESS:74, citing Draper 11CC12, 15J4-88, 3QQ40; Thwaites and Kellogg, DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF LORD DUNMORE'S WAR:38-39) INDIANHATING INDIANKILLING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Winter 1773 B family lived with Captain David Gass in the Clinch River settlement. Daniel Trabue: "I have a distinct recollection of seeing Boone at my father's camp, on Reedy Creek, of Holston, in company with a tall young man named Crabtree, and some others -- I think it must have [been] in 1773. Boone was dressed in deer-skin colored black, and had his hair plaited and clubbed up, and was on his way to or from Powell's Valley." Always wore his hair this way: braided (plaited) and massed (clubbed) at the back of the head. (BAKELESS:74, citing Draper 57J) KENTUCKREMOVE1 APPEARANCE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB visited James's grave in 5/74; first time he saw the body. Partly dug up by wolves. "While he was finishing, a storm broke, so violent that it was impossible to move. As he waited for it to pass, the gloom, the howling of the wind, the dreadful associations of the spot where his son had been tortured to death to amuse the savages, brought on a fit of profound melancholy which he later described as the worst of his life." Later, laying to sleep, he thought he heard Indians creeping up; he slipped away, caught his horse, and rode away. (BAKELESS:75, no citation)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Lord Dunmore's War: DB and Michael Stoner chosen by Wm Russell (under instructions from Col. Wm Preston and Gov. Dunmore) to warn surveyors in Kentucky of the Indian attacks. Started out 6/27/74; reached Harrodsburg before 7/8. Kept a diary, but it was later lost. Registered a claim and built a cabin, helped to lay off lots as a surveyor. DB and Stoner were back in the Clinch Valley after being gone 61 days. (BAKELESS:78-80) LORDDUNMORE KENTUCKEXPLORE5

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Near the junction of Dick's River with the Kentucky a famous adventure: along the precipices edging the river was suddenly cut off by Indians on three sides, cliff on fourth. Leaped into the top branches of a tall sugar maple growing up from the river plain and let himself down unhurt. Indians looking down from above. (BAKELESS:60, citing Draper 1C20, 3C67, 4C149,151, 19C115) KENTUCKEXPLORE2

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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McAfees, heading home overland from exploring Kentucky: "Met Boon, preparing to move his family to Kentucky with forty other individuals." "To the end of his days, wherever Daniel Boone went there were always plenty of eager adventurers to follow. Even in these early days, the man's prestige was enormous." [He was 39 years old] (Bakeless:68; McAfee in Draper 4CC) KENTUCKREMOVE1

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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1772 some suggestion that DB had moved his family to Sapling Grove in the Watagua Valley of what is now TN, but east of Cumberland Gap. Conclusion from entries in Captain Evan Shelby's account book: "17 pounds and half of Loaf Sugar." Later entry of "2 quarts of Rum" suggest that he was a drinker. (BAKELESS:66, citing Draper 4C73, 11DD8) CHARACTER TENNREMOVE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Daniel had grown up in the richest farming land in the country, back there in Pennsylvania; and he was enthusiastic about landed estates in Kentucky." (BAKELESS:69) LANDSPEC FARMING PENNSYLVANIA KENTUCKY

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Findley was not woodsman enough to lead a party into Kentucky, but DB was. JFINDLEY

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Canebreaks, looking very much like fields of gigantic corn growing to heights of 10, 20, even 30 feet. KENTUCKY FLORA

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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By the time DB met Squire 7/27/70 "no white man in the world knew the Kentucky area so well as DB. He was ready to lead the settlers who were soon to follow." (BAKELESS:61) KENTUCKEXPLORE2 LANDSPEC SETTLERS

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB disliked coonshin caps and always insisted on a hat. (see MHR 30 [1936]:408) APPEARANCE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"With a farm and a rifle and some growing sons to bear a hand, it was pretty hard to starve in the backwoods." (BAKELESS:66) FARMING HUNTING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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1771 DB hunted as far west at French Lick on the Cumberland (TN). HUNTING

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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1774, after LORDDUNMORE war, Richard Henderson "was at last ready for his land scheme." Disregarded the royal proclamation of 1763 and the laws of VA and NC. His TRANSYLVANIA company proposed to deal directly with the Indians for 20,000,000 acres, set up a new 14th colony, retain large tracts for his own estates, sell the rest to settlers with a perpetual quit-rent for every acre, and retain special rights in the government. "The idea was romantic, magnificent, feudal, and there might be a fortune in it." Only because of the coming revolution was he not promptly suppressed. (BAKELESS:83,84)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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RHENDERSON DB was no sooner out of the militia than he began to work for Henderson, moving back and forth between NC settlements and the Cherokee towns, preparing for Henderson's treaty. The negotiations were concluded at SYCAMORESHOALS, in the Watauga country. DB was there. He had persuaded many of the Cherokee to attend. 1000 Cherokees. Their shrewdest diplomat Atacullaculla (Leaning Wood), old, tiny, delicately built, famous for his brains among both whites and reds (Wm Bartram: "a man of remarkably small stature, slender, and of a delicate frame" and "a man of superior abilities"); whites called him "The Little Carpenter" because he could put a treaty together as neatly as a carpenter building a house. Oconostota (Groundhog-Sausage), old head of the nation who had once been to London (old settler remembered him : "with heavy and dul conuntenance, somewhat corpulent and weighed 180. he did not speak any english but the traders who could converse with him, said that he was vary dul in point of interlect"). Tsiyu-gunsini (Dragging Canoe), dour, distrustful, opposing the whole business ("the Dragon Canoe, he was said to be vary large and coarse featured Indian fine with interlect and vary strong prejudices"). (BAKELESS:86, citing for quotes Redd in VA Mag 7:2 [JY 1899])

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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LANDSPEC ASSESSMENT DB's claims for KY lands at one time must have totaled over 100,000 acres, including military grants, ordinary settler claims under land acts, and lands discovered on wilderness journeys and marked off by tomahawk blazes on the trees. "The kind of writer who enjoys denigration of heroic figures, frequently endeavors to represent the whole Kentucky epic, and Daniel Boone's role in particular, as nothing but greedy speculation and land grabbing of heroic extent. It is certainly true that Boone wanted land and laid claim to land on a giagantic scale, as did most of the pioneers. To all these sturdy, independent souls, land that a man could call his own and walk over was the SUMMUM BONUM of human existence. . . . But land was something more than a material possession, something greater than mere wealth. It was a symbol of a man's independence, something uniquely his own, carved by his own effort from the wilderness. . . . Freehold, land, estates a man could see and walk on, raise his crops on, use to endow the children that he got -- that was what the pioneer wanted. Daniel Boone was a poor man, the son of a poor father. He had a family to provide for; and when the land which he had risked his life to win through long and bitter years was to be had for the asking, he undoubtedly asked for some of it. His claims seem large in modern eyes. Actually, they were no larger than those of many another Kentuckian." (BAKELESS:116)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Treaty opposed by Dragging Canoe and Oconostota, who said: "This is but the beginning. . . The invader had crossed the great sea in ships;he has not been stayed by broad rivers, and now he has penetrated the wilderness and overcome the ruggedness of the mountains. Neither will he stop here. He will force the Indian steadily before him across the Mississippi ever towards the west . . . till the red man be no longer a roamer of the forests and a pursuer of wild game." (BAKELESS:87, citing Phelan:18; Haywood:58-59.)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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In the war in NC DB was speedily promoted captain on petition of his neighbors, who insisted on haveing a commander whose home was in the locality. This gave him command of three forts. Commander reported: "Mr. Boone is very diligent at Castle's woods and keeps up good order." Discharged 11/20/74. (BAKELESS:81, 82)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Dragging Canoe: "We give you from this place." Then, taking Boone by the hand: "Brother, we have given you a fine land, but I believe that you will have much trouble in settling it." Also: "There was a dark cloud over that country." [Supposedly also coined the phrase "the dark and bloody ground," claimed in Lamar, REAW.] (BAKELESS:87, citing Draper 12S109-12)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB left just in time to escape a creditor who on 4/19/75 issued a warrant against his property. Bakeless found the warrant with the words "no goods" written on the back, as well as a warrant for DB's arrest, bearing the words "Gone to Kentucky." (BAKELESS:90, citing misc. documents in the Court House at Christiansburg, VA)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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The attack by Indians on the various parties suggests the lack of concern about security on the part of the pioneers. "Carelessness and failure to provide security were to curse the first years of the new frontier. The first Kentucky settlers would neither reconnoiter if they could possibly avoid it, nor guard their camps if they could possibly sleep. Worn out by the exhausting labor of wilderness travel, they wanted rest more than safety, and were willing to run any risk to get it." (BAKELESS:96-97)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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5/20/75 organization of local government. Speeches in Ranck:196-212. Feudal notes: annual quitrents of 2s/100 acres on all land (20,000,000 acres) = 3-4000 pounds/year. Ceremony: "Under the big elm, the Indians' attorney, John Farrar, handed Henderson a symbolical bit of turf. While both men held it, Farrar formally made delivery of seisin, and declared that Henderson was in full possession of the company's new domain." (BAKELESS:105)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"The return of Daniel Boone and his family in late August of 1775 was the real beginning of permanent settlement in Kentucky. Wandering hunters could be driven off. Land speculators and adventureres might be harassed until they gave up and fled to safety in the settlements. Many of the fainter-hearted settlers could be frightened away, families and all. But there was a grim little remnant of Boones and Callaways, Todds and Harrods, Kentons and Logans, and bearers of other names famous on the frontier who sat stubbornly down to live in that land or be buried in it." (BAKELESS:110)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Perhaps the Kentuckians, too, might at this stage have joined the British side in the Revolution. The British later hoped to win them over, and very nearly did so. After all, Washington and the rest were in illegal revolt against constituted authority. But the Indian danger was imminent, deadly, and obvious; and the British made the fatal mistake of trying to terrorize the Kentuckians. They helped the Indians in their effort to frighten the Long Knives away." (BAKELESS:123)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Jemima, their last unmarried daughter. Jemima (14, courting with Flanders Callaway) Betsey (16, engaged to marry Samuel Henderson) and Fanny (14) Callaway "were the belles of Boonesborough." The captor band: Shawnees, including the son of chief Blackfish; the Cherokee chief Hanging Maw (who had come north to stir up the Shawnee and other Indians against the encroaching settlers) BLACKFISH SHAWNEE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Refractory prisoners were casually tomahawked in mos cases; but the American Indian has a gentle way with children, always, and these girls were little more than children." If the good-natured Hanging Maw had not been the most tolerant Cherokee ever heard of, the three of them would have been tomahawked a dozen times over. Except for bruises, however, no one was hurt except Betsey Callaway, who was justifiably bitten by the outraged pony." (BAKELESS:126, 129) CHEROKEE SHAWNEE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"The kidnapping of the girls made a tremendous sensation on the frontier and even in the eastern settlements. . . . Contemporary letters frequently mention the episode, and James Fenimore Cooper based an episode in THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS upon it." (BAKELESS:139)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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In 12/75 or 5/76 remonstrance presented to the Virginia Convention from settlers of KY (not including Boones or Callaway) protesting against "a Certain SEt of men from North Carolina stiling 'emselves Proprietors." VA eventually condemned Henderson's land purchases without colonial authority.

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Bakeless on Boone's loss of lands in Kentucky. "He had explored the country alone, established the boundaries, persuaded the Indians to make the treaty, opened the Wilderness Road, tended the wounded, stood firm when things looked darkest. But people forget. That was the trouble all his life: People forgot." (BAKELESS:108)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Henderson found it in rude shape. "Smitten with the land greed of the pioneers, they [Boone's men] had neglected everything to survey land and establish claims." Now Henderson's men too wasted their time "fussing about land," "running surveys, arguing about shares, drawing lots, arguing about that, and then drawing lots all over again." (BAKELESS:99)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Began construction 3/10/75. Attacked near the Kentucky River 3/24/75 as the camp lay sleeping. Twitty died; Walker wounded. Two others killed in another camp

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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mss accounts: Felix Walker (in Ranck, BOONESBOROUGH); William Calk (Hulburt, WILDERNESS ROAD); Richard Henderson (in ibid); Alexander Cocke (Draper 2CC); Daniel Trabue (Draper 57J); Daniel Boone deposition (Draper 6C).

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Henderson's evaluation of his men: "A set of scoundrels who scarcely believe in God or fear a devil if we were to judge from most of their looks, words, and actions." (BAKELESS:101, quoting Henderson diary. Ranck:177) TRANSYLVANIA

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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For a Tory account of life there in 1775 see J. F. D. Smyth, TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:325-56. Was possibly a spy for Gov. Dunmore.

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Attacks on the new settlement began just before Christmas 1775. Many settlers fled back to VA. 500 people had come to KY; soon only 200 left. Only 12 women -- including the Boone and Callaway wives and daughters.

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Sources: Redd; Collins; Floyd; Lester; Simms, Views; Wheeler. Draper 1C, 4C, 7C, 9C, 11C, 12C, 13C, 16C, 14C, 22C, 4CC, 11CC, 12CC, 17CC, 6S, 2ZZ

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"We have done pretty well for old Boone this time." Hanging Maw -- is this the first use of "old boone"? (BAKELESS:127, citing Draper 16C76, B459) OLDBOONE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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The girls were "en route to become slaves and concubines in some smoky wigwam in a squalid village forever." (BAKELESS:132) SHAWNEE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"There was always a faintly chivalrous not in Daniel Boone's warfare with the Indians. He hated killing. He was never cruel himself (there is no record that he ever took a scalp), and he was never the civtim of cruelty. The Indians admired him, were invariably pleased on the rare occasions when they outwitted him, were delighted to have caught him this time, and later obstinately refused to give him up, even for cash. Daniel Boone was as good a woodsman as any of them, and a far better shot. Such men were valuable in any camp. The Shawnees regarded him as a prospective ornament to the tribe and made no secret of their plans." (BAKELESS:163) BCAPTIVITY2 INDIANVIEWS

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"What deceived Boone's enemies also deceived some of his friends. There was no chance for Boone to take his own men into his confidence. They had no knowledge of his plans. And his devious play-acting roused suspicions of his loyality. . . . Having been accepted as a friend, Boone was eager to keep up the pose. He joked and made friends with the warriors, and there may have been some surly and suspicious glances from the other whites at a leader who had first made them surrender to the redskins and now seemed to be on the best of terms with his savage captors." (BAKELESS:167,168)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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BCAPTIVITY2 "After weeks had passed with no news of her husband, Rebecca Boone gave him up for dead; and about May [1778] she joined the families of the other missing men on the lonely and dangerous way back to the North Carolina settlements. Jemima, now married to Flanders Callaway, remained behind. It was natural enough to suppose Daniel Boone was dead." (BAKELESS:170)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Boone is said to have shown Hamilton his old British commission as a militia captain which he carried about him for just such emergencies. He kept on dropping tactful hints that Kentucky was not irrevocably wedded to the American cause; and his hints seem to have been taken seriously by the British and also, unfortunately, by some of the American prisoners. It was strange to see their leader so cordially received by the Idnians and made much of by the British. There were whispers." (BAKELESS:173)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Fate of some of the other prisoners: Andrew Johnson (Little Shut His Eyes, Pequolly] escaped to Boonesborough, from where he led raids on the Shawnee villages, stealing horses, taking scalps. There were two or three other escapes. Others were taken so far north that there was little hope of getting away. One man reached Lake of the Woods. Seven escaped the British at Detroit, were recaptured, put in irons, and sent to prison in Montreal, from where they escaped to Connecticut. Others spent years among the Indians: Joseph Jackson (Fish) enjoyed Indian life and refused to come home after the Revolution; suspected of being a renegade, he finally returned to American territory in 1799, but later rejoined his Shawnee friends along the Mississippi. (BAKELESS:176)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Adoption ceremonies: "Sheltowee" (Big Turtle) also "Cheltowee" and "Shwishertowah;" son of chief Blackfish; according to John Mason Peck, "who had many conversations with Daniel Boone": hair of head plucked out leaving only a tuft three or four inches in diameter on the crown for the scalp lock, this cut and dressed up with ribbons and feathers; into the river nude, washed and rubbed by women to take all the white blood out; to council house where Blackfish spoke on the expected conduct of the new son; head and face painted, ceremony concluded with a grand feast and smoking. (BAKELESS:177)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Boone was careful to show every sign of contentment and went quietly about the Indian camp, whistling to himself as he usually did at home, 'apparently so contented among a parcel of dirty Indians.' [quote from ?] He was, in fact, living the life he loved best. Some of his fellow prisoners were amazed and disgusted. Blackfish and his squaw treated him with invariable affection, addressed him as son, made no distinction between him and their two real children. They had recently lost a son -- killed, it is sometimes said, by Boone's own men in the rescue of the kidnapped girls -- and Boone had now, by tribal ritual, taken his place." (BAKELESS:178)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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easy to distinguish between the sound of an Indian and an American rifle because of the heavier charge of the latter. (BAKELESS:141)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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When captured at the salt licks, Boone recognized among the Shawnee the leader of the band who had captured him nine years before and boldly greeted him by name: "How d'do, Captain Will?" They shook hands cordially. (BAKELESS:162)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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His escape on 6/16/78. He traveled 160 miles to Boonesborough in four days.

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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The Harrodsburg settlers fed dead Indians to their dogs "to make them fierce." (BAKELESS:148)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Throughout his life they [Indians -- specifically the Shawnee] cherished a queer, half-humorous fondness for Daniel Boone. They had refused a huge sum for him at Detroit, and as Boone himself said, during his captivity he had 'had a great share in the affection of my new parents, brothers, sisters, and friends,' as well as the 'entire friendship' of the chief Moluntha, now with the warriors surrounding the fort. Even after several more years of warfare the four Shawnee braves who later cornered Boone unarmed in his tobacco shed and could easily have killed him, treated the affair as an enormous practical joke -- the American Indian always had a keen sense of humor. They merely tried to catch him again and take him home with them. . . . Boone had received the signal honor of adoption by Chief Blackfish himself. What more, from the Shawnee point of view, could a reasonable man's heart desire? It is mortifying to have your beloved tribal kinsman show you a clean pair of heels and run away. But the Shawnees seem still to have believed that their adopted brother -- at least subconsciously -- loved them after all, even if he had had the bad taste to escape." (BAKELESS:197)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"Lieutenant-Governor Hamilton himself believed that he could persuade the Kentuckians to leave their homes and their allegiance to the American cause and come to Detroit as faithful subjects of the King. Considering how nearly Kentucky did come to breaking away from the Union a few years later, after the Revolution, this was not a wholly vain hope; and it accounts for the friendly attitude of both sides as the siege began." (BAKELESS:197)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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A good deal of switching sides. Some Kentuckians joined the Detroit militia. On the other hand the Chippewa chief Blackbird (with the Boonesborough seigers) would go over to the Americans, along with the Canadian Beaubien (who had helped to capture the salt-makers). Part of the Detroit militia deserted to the American side. "It was easy to change sides, since the revolting Colonists were quite as British by blood as the King's faithful subjects and sometimes members of the same families. . . . Things were all very mixed-up out there in the backwoods, where the hard task of survival was the main problem." (BAKELESS:205)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Blackfish's proposal to accept the peaceful surrender of the fort and to transport the prisoners to Detroit without harm was "amazingly generous." "The Indians were probably far more sincere than the whites. They never dreamed of the rejection of such favorable terms, and they really did not want their adopted brother, Big Turtle, to come back to them. Blackfish remained impressed by the glowing prospects of white cooperation with the Shawnees that Boone had drawn while a captive. Moreover, he still did not suspect how much stronger his own force was. He probably never found out." (BAKELESS:205)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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After their first offer was rejected by the Americans, the Shawnee made a second offer of negotiation which would allow the Kentuckians to remain. The negotiations concluded by specifying that the colonists could remain south of the Ohio, but must take the oath of British allegiance, to which they agreed. Then the proposal for each American to shake the hands of two Indians. "The suggestion was suspicious, of course, but it was not much more suspicious than most of the proceedings of the last three days, and the Indians so far had kept faith scrupulously. After all, they had just concluded a peace treaty." (BAKELESS:210)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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There was a frequent exchange of insults across the divide between the fort and the Shawnee. One Shawnee warrior "carried his love of derision to lengths which offended Boonesborough's ideas of decorum. After a few pot shots from the steep hill across the river, he would climb out on the limb of a tree, stoop, take down his breech clout, and present his copper-colored stern to the white men, at the same time making an extremely indelicate suggestion. He did it again and again, while Boonesborough fumed -- not much shocked but very angry indeed. It was no use shooting. Everyone blazed away at the warrior but it was a waste of ammunition. He was always just out of range, up hill and across a river ninety yards wide. Finally someone loaded an extra large rifle with an extra large charge and waited. The first shot missed. But the warrior was so pleased with his little joke that he tried again. The second shot brought him down. AFter that there was no more strip-teasing." (BAKELESS:223)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Boone's conduct called into question. Especially suspect: his friendship with the shawnee, with Blackfish, Moluntha, and Hamilton. Hamilton reported (4/25/78) that "by Boone's account the people of the frontier have been incessantly harassed by parties of Indians they have not been able to sow grain and at Kentucke will not have a morsel of bread by the middle of June. Cloathing [sic] is not to be had, nor do they expect relief from the congress -- their dilemma will probably induce them to trust to the Savages who have shewn so much humanity to their prisoners, & come to this place before winter." "Just what Daniel Boone hoped to gain by these tales is not clear now. He may have thought that British belief in Kentucky's weakness would induce Hamilton to send out relatively weak war parties. He may also have thought that if Hamilton had any hope of winning the Kentuckians over peacefully he would cease sending war parties altogether. There is no question that Boone's ingenious tales did secure a delay which made it possible to get Boonesborough ready for defense. If the others had been as active as he, it would have been ready a couple of months before the Indians arrived." (BAKELESS:231)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"It was no wonder that when it was all over the finger of an evil suspicion pointed at the man who had lived four months with the enemy; who was an adopted member of their tribe; wo was the 'son' of the chief who had commanded the attack and a friend of the 'hair-buying general' himself. There was some ground, too, for suspecting Toryism. . . . Rebecca's family were mostly Tories, some merely as sympathizers, some as active soldiers of the King against his colonists. Her relative, Samuel Bryan, had just returned from Kentucky when he was killed fighting for the King. It was even said that Daniel Boone had never wished to fight on the rebel side, that he had gone to Kentucky in 1775 to avoid the revolutionary struggle then impending." (BAKELESS:232) TORYSYMP

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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During the seige: "the interior of the stockade, especially when cattle, hogs, and horses were penned in with men, women, and children, was uncomfortable, unpleasant, and crowded. Food was scarce, santitation deplorably crude. People got on one another's nerves, what with noise, sleeplessness, anxiety, pain, and danger." (BAKELESS:214)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Cost of the seige (from VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY 6 (1899):403): (BAKELESS:228)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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British offered to Kentuckians the chance to come over to their side with the incentive of full pardons, lands, equal rank and equal pay for those who would fight. "It all helps to explain Lieutenant-Governor Hamilton's credulity as he listened to Daniel Boone's tales, and colonel Callaway's suspicion as reports of them came in." (BAKELESS:233) COURTMARTIAL

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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"If Boone had not acted as he did, Blackfish's war party would probably have captured Boonesborough and scalped the very men who later held the court-martial, besides surprising and killing both the salt-makers and the relief party which was just leaving Boonesborough. As a result of Boone's adroitness, no salt-makers were killed, and the relief party was able to get back to shelter. Thanks wholly to him Boonesborough was attacked, not when it was weak, but months later when it had plenty of warning, was in good repair, and -- as the event proved -- well able to stand a seige. There is no doubt that Boone had discussed joining the British with Hamilton; and poor Chief Blackfish had apparently lent too credulous an ear to the guileful Daniel. That Boone ever really contemplated treason is a ridiculous idea, disproved by all his years of faithful service. That he worked a legitimate ruse of war for all it was worth is likely enough. But traitors do not carry warning." (BAKELESS:235)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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What did Boone feel about all this? "It was not the last time that he was to feel the ingratitude of his friends, but it was the first and perhaps the bitterest. In later years his children often repeated his stories and opinions, but to this episode they seem never to have referred. At least once Boone discussed it with a kinsman. Otherwise he kept silence." He did write a letter to Rebecca in which he denyed the charges of Toryism in language so strong that she censored the letter with her scissors; the only sentence that remained: "God damn them they had set the indians on us." "Rebecca was shocked; her Daniel rarely swore." (BAKELESS:237)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Boone charged with leading Indians to the saltmaking camp; with encouraging the reconnoitering expedition to invade the Indian country before the seige; with leading the officers to the Indian camp to negotiate out of sight of the fort; and with Tory sympathies.

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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After the failed seige of Boonesborough "Blackfish and most of his warriors moved north toward the Ohio River in complete leisure, regretfully convinced at last that their brother Big Turtle really did not care to join the tribe." (BAKELESS:227)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Pompey frequently "engaged in an exchange of bad language with the men in the blockhouse." Apparently Boone killed him with a shot. When the seige ended, his was the only body found, the Shawnee carrying off their own dead, but leaving the body of the escaped slave. (BAKELESS:216)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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The key interpreter in the seige, as he had been during the first stages of Boone's captivity, was the escaped slave Pompey. SLAVE

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Boone himself said that the pioneers picked up 125 pounds of bullets, not counting what remained stuck in the logs. (BAKELESS:225)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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In 1778 Rebecca had returned the North Carolina; DB found her living in a small cabin near that of William Bryan, her brother, married to DB's sister. They lived together for a time at her father's before returning to Kentucky. (BAKELESS:239)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Since Transylvania claims were now invalid, the VA govt. send a land commission to hear all claims; authority to issue certificates for 400 acres if a settler's right of occupation was established, plus a preemption right to 1000 acres adjoining. At Boonesborough DB "established what then appeared to be perfectly good claims to fourteen hundred acres for himself, another fourteen hundred for Israel Boone and one thousand acres for George Boone." Commission issued certificates for 3200 claims. (BAKELESS:243)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Early 1780 set off for VA to buy state land warrants, which had to be secured before new land claims could proceed. Said to have carried about $20,000 of his own money, part raised by selling the KY land he already owned, in order to buy warrants for even more. Plus another $20-30,000 from friends. All in currency. With a companion stopped for the night at an in in James City, VA. When went to sleep carefully locked the door and placed the saddle-bags with the money at the foot of the bed. DB dreamed of his father, "each time when captured, robbed or defeated he thus dreamed unfavorably about his father" [Nathan Boone], and when he awoke the next morning the bags were gone, the door unlocked, DB's papers scattered about, clothing thrown into the garden, saddlebags dropped at the foot of the stairs. Search found a little of the money hidden in some jugs in the cellar; none of the rest ever found; thief never identified. DB believed the landlord had conspired in the robbery; that he had been drugged. Eventually he paid back the friends who demanded restitution. "Some at least cherished rancor for decades afterwards. Others secured their lands by satisfying the court that their land papers had disappeared during the robbery: thus, John Snoddy: "that he was possessed of a pre-emption for one Thousand acres of land in the County of Kantucke that he sent the same along with Daniel Boone and it was lost and that he never received a Warrant for the same." [quoted from Summers, ANNALS OF SOUTHWESTERN VA] (BAKELESS:245)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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One friend, Thomas Hart, for whom DB had been carrying nearly L3000 wrote the following: DB had known Hart from Salisbury, NC, days, where he was sheriff of Orange Co; partner of Henderson's in Transylvania Co.; an early settler of Boonesborough. DB and Hart continued to do business together. (BAKELESS:245-46, quoting letter from Presbyterian Historical Society)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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In 1780 the British and Indian forced the surrender of two forts (Ruddle's Station and Martin's Station) and burned two more. There were many prisoners to force-march to Detroit. <But not all the prisoners were downcast by any means. A good many of them had not been ardent patriots to begin with. Some were just settlers who wanted land and happened to fine it in Kentucky. Others were Tories who had been driven out of the Eastern settlements for their loyalist convictions. Lieutenant-Governor De Peyster wrote to an army officer: "The Prisoners daily brought in here are part of the Thousand Families who are flying from the oppression of Congress." These families were not looking for more trouble in the backwoods; they kept their loyalist principles quiet. But when they found themselves out of Kentucky and in British hands again, these somewhat faintly held convictions came to the surface, and they went over to the British readily enough.> Captain Henry Bird, who led the British-Indian expeditions reported: "I don't believe we have more than two Families really Rebels." Most were "good Farmers with extreme industrious Families who are desirious of being settled in Detroit with some Land. They fled, they say, from persecution, & declare if Government will assist them to get on foot as Farmers, they will, as Militia, faithfully defend the country that affords them protection." 13 of the Kentucky prisoners immediatly joined the Detroit Rangers; some had previously refused to take the oath of allegiance to Congress. Persons known to have gone over to the British had their Kentucky lands confiscated by the Americans. (BAKELESS:250-51)

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1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<Boone always did a good deal of solitary scouting. He had a habit of sitting silently at work -- darning his hunting shirt, mending his leggins, molding bullets -- while others talked. Just as silently he would disappear. "And now," loungers by the fire would remark, "we shall know something sure; for old Daniel's on the track." Later a gaunt, solitary shadow would slip into a cabin door, and Boone would be back with word of a new band of raiders, or with news that the woods were clear." (BAKELESS:255-56, citing James Handasyd Perkins, MEMOIRS AND WRITINGS, 1:319, 2:265)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB in NC from early winter of 1778 through the summer of 1779. "No one knows quite what Boone was doing in this period." Must have made reports to VA authorities. "Some have conjectured that Rebecca's Tory family pleaded with him to stay out of Kentucky and succeeded in delaying his return." (BAKELESS:239)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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BLACKFISH died from infectous wound received in Kentuckian raid upon Little Chillicote in the spring of 1779. (BAKELESS:240)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB and family began back in 10/79 with two of DB's brothers and a large group of Yadkin emigrants, including Abraham Lincoln, grandfather of AL.

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Afterwards no friendly relations between Col. Callaway and DB, although continuing association between DB and his son-in-law, Flanders Callaway, married to dau. JEMIMAB (BAKELESS:241)
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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB moved away from Boonesborough -- where many obviously distrusted him -- on his return. Set about building a new settlement, Boone's Station, near what is now Athens, KY. (BAKELESS:242)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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October 1780; DB and brother Edward (Ned) went to make salt at the upper Blue Licks; way home they paused to graze horses, Edward sitting cracking hickory nuts on a stone; DB after a bear; Ned shot -- Old Boone comment; DB pursued by Indian's dog. (BAKELESS:256-57, citing recollections of Daniel Bryan in 22C7; as well as DB statement in 12C10; in addition to 7C83,84,91, 22C2, 11CC52,65, 12CC76,109, 6S96,147-48; and Bradford:115-17)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Chosen county lieutenant, lieutenant-colonel of the militia, sheriff of Fayette Co., and representative in the VA assembly in 1780. (BAKELESS:258)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Question of whether or not he was paroled is controversial to the extent that he promised to lay down arms. Some suggestion (Bryan, PIONEER FAMILIES:132) that a Tory Bryan campaigning with Tarleton may have intervened on his behalf. (BAKELESS:259)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB absent in VA in the early part of 1781; Rebecca bore Nathan on 3/2/1781. Two of their married daughters also had new babies at the same time. <When the new father-grandfather returned, he was presented with a row of all the babies available and challenged to identify his own. Family tradition avers that he picked the right one. It was probably this innocent domestic prank that accidentally set afloat the cruel story about Rebecca's alleged illegitimate child.> Citing 6S151 in BAKELESS:260

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Simon Girty's speech to the Wyandot army on their way south to besiege Bryan's Station: <Brothers: The fertile region of Kentucky is the land of cane and clover -- spontaneously growing to feed the buffalo, the elk and the deer. There the bear and the beaver are always fat. The Indians from all the tribes have had a right from time immemorial, to hunt and kill unmolested these wild animals, and bring off their skins -- to purchase for themselves clothing, to buy blankets for their backs and rum to send down their throats, to drive away the cold and rejoice their hearts after the fatigues of hunting and the toil of war. (Great applause). <Brothers, the Long Knives have overrun your country and usurped your hunting grounds. They have destroyed the cane, trodden down the clover, killed the deer and the buffalo, the beaver and the raccoon. The beaver has been chased from his dam, and forced to leave the country. <Brothers: The intruders on your land exult in the success that has crowned their flagitious acts. They are planting fruit trees and plowing the lands where, not long since, were the canebrake and the clover field. Was there a voice in the tree of forest, or articulate sounds in the gurgling waters, every part of this country would call on you to chase away these ruthless invaders, who are laying it waste. Unless you rise in the majesty of your might and exterminate their whole race, you may bid adieu to the hunting grounds of your fathers -- to the delicious flesh of the animals with which they once abounded -- and to the skins with which you were once enabled to purchase your clothing and your rum.> Bakeless comments: Bradford prints this speech, <presumably from the account of some white captive who heard it. . . . The florid tone is an unhappy mingling of aboriginal eloquence and eighteenth-century translation, but the content is probably reported with fair accuracy. Among an illiterate people, speeches are long remembered and much commented upon. Among modern Indians one can sometimes pick up reminiscences of famous speeches which have been handed down for years.> BAKELESS:273-274

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Getting ready for battle: patches oiled with extra care; the "necks" which the molds left on the hand-made bullets had to be filed down with precision lest one get stuck in the barrel -- the only remedy for which was to unbreech the rifle, no time for that during a battle; locks oiled so hammers fell easily; flints picked till they were sharp (otherwise the lock would merely snap and the rifle miss fire). Kentucky riflemen were among the best shots in the world, <holding it a disgrace to shoot a squirrel anywhere but in the head except when they amused themselves by the still more difficult art of "barking" the branch under the little animal and bringing it down stunned though untouched. They were less particular, but quite as accurate, when they fired at Indians.> BAKELESS:274-275, 276-277

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Discipline: BAKELESS:290

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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First day out of Bryan's station the militia covered some 33 miles; ended the march about midnight, camping near the present town of Ellisville, Nicholas county. Indian camp only 3-4 miles away, but neither knew the other's whereabouts. The next morning they set out and soon the scouts reached the ridge on the south side of Licking; across the valley they saw two Indians walking back and forth on the opposite ridge. The rest came up. Todd called for Boone. Conversation [5C51?]: <"Colonel, they intend to fight us." "How do you know?" asked Todd. "They have been for some time concealing their number by treading in each other's tracks." He pointed down to the ground at their feet, where the Indian trail wound forward theough the forest. "Don't you see they are doing so?"> DB suggested crossing up river, then striking the trace on the high ground to the north, taking them out of any possible ambush. Overruled, and the whole troop clammored down to the ford. More Indians were seen on the northern ridge. Another council. DB proposed delay. Scouts sent out, returning with no report of sign. Todd again asked DB's opinion. He proposed that half the troops move upstream, cross near Elk Creek, and attack one ravine in flank, while the rest attacked from another position. It was here that McGary intervened, still sore from the implication of cowardice at Bryan's Station. He sneered something about DB's courage. Bakeless then reconstructs the conversation from the various snippets in Draper. When McGary rode into the river: BAKELESS:292-297

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Advance guard of 25 with McGary; the rest in three long narrow columns. Advance reached the top of the ridge, advancing toward the ravines; rattle of shots, then more, finally intense. All but three of those 25 dead; Within three minutes, 40 men down. Trigg dying, blood gushing from both breast and back; his men fell back. Indians swung in behind them, catching them between fire; now every man for himself. DB's column actually drove the enemy back; did not notice the general retreat in the other columns. McGary rides up: The battle had lasted only 5 minutes. All now was a panic-striken rush for the river, more than a mile away. Indians dropped their rifles and leaped into the fray with tomahawk and knife, slashing at the men and their horses. DB gathered his men together and led them off through the woods to the west. Israel hit -- quivering arm stretched in front of him, blood gushing from his mouth. DB carried him off. Indian few feet behind; DB drops the body and fires. Tradition says he put the body in a cave. Then mounted and rode for his life. BAKELESS:297-299

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Relief companies arrive at Bryan's Station. Council to detemine whether to pursue or to await arrival of Logan's force of 400-500 men. Maj. Hugh McGary of Lincoln County militia was for waiting -- he was ridiculed for being timid by Col. Todd. At noon they marched: men of Bryan's, Lexington, Harrodsburg, Boonesborough -- over 200 in all; among them DB, his son Israel, his nephew, a son-in-law, and other kin by marriage. The men were angry: the crops surrounding Bryan's Station -- the corn, hemp, pototoes -- as well as the livestock, had all been destroyed. DB was a Lt.Col., as were the other commanders, John Todd and Stephen Trigg. BAKELESS:289-290

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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BAKELESS:299-300

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Joseph Scholl, DB's son-in-law, reached the river so weak that he turned to a companion, Andrew Morgan, with the words: citing WILSON:79 in BAKELESS:300

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB went immediately home to report Israel's death. He was then with Logan on the burial march five days later. As they came down into the Licking valley, they could see the scavenging birds circling over the battlefield where the bodies had been lying for nearly a week. But DB was able to recognize Israel by his clothing, and took it back home to be buried.

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Logan and Floyd seconds in command, DB leading his own detachment. <Four Cherokee conjurors at Piqua had used magic to foretell the white men's coming. So, at least, the Indians said. White skeptics suspected that vigilant scouting had accompanied the incantations.> Burned Chillicothe, which had been rebuilt; destroyed Piqua. Fell back into Kentucky almost unmolested. <The Indian pursuit was so weak that the land-hungry Daniel Boone found time to examine the land on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, near Maysville, with a view to future settlement when the war was over.> BAKELESS:309

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Trip to old home in 9/1781; first since 1750 remove. [see 1C59] Then back to the Virginia legislature from 11/1781-1/1782. Was ordered taken into custody by the sergeant-at-arms. Citing 1C45, 6S151, 1C35,36,38,46 in BAKELESS:260

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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While DB in PA and VA in 1781 there were a series of bloody Indian raids -- Bryan's Station; Green River settlements; Squire Boone forced out of his recently built station. BAKELESS:260-261

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Indians outraged by the cold-blooded massacre of 96 Christian Indians at the Moravian settlement of Gnadenhutten. They took revenge in 6/1782 when they smashed a force of 500 PA and VA militia under Col. Wm. Crawford, and burned him. Estill's defeat. Kidnapping of Callaway and Hoy from Hoy's Station. Holder's defeat at the Upper Blue Licks. Siege of Bryan's Station.

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Tobacco as good as cash; surveyors' reports were payable in tobacco at the legal rate of a penny a pound; VA issued currency against it. So, although he did not smoke, it was logical for DB to raise it. Split the stalks, run slender sticks through them, hang them up to dry, one tier above another. Three tiers in DB's shed. The leaves nearly dry, he was lifting the stalks to the second tier, then would bring new stalks in below. Standing on the poles above when four Shawnees stalked in grinning. He recognized men of the Shawnee he had known in 1778. They insisted he come down. He was looking forward to visiting Chillicothe again; wanted to go with his kinsmen; they really did have him; don't you want some of my tobacco. Gathered a number of sticks, dropped them directly onto the upturned faces of the men; jumped down, dragging with him as much leaf as possible; pushed them aside and ran for the cabin; could not avoid the temptation to look back; saw them half-blinded, feeling about in all directions; cursing Boone for a scoundrel, themselves as fools. DB told this at a granddaughter's wedding, imitating the voices and gestures of the Shawnees with glee. Bakeless says that BAKELESS:311-312,457n

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Left Boone's Station, which he had cleared and fortified in 1779, for Marble Creek, a few miles west in ca. 1783; he did not lose that property formally until 1785, but probably knew there was another claimant to the land. He was already thinking of moving to L. After one or two crops, he turned the farm on Marble Creek over to son-in-law William Hay, and moved to L., an ideal spot for trading, as well as land transactions: locating, surveying, buying and selling. [Seems to have been there by spring 1784.] Many immigrants entering through L., the new preferred route to KY. From October 1786 to May 1787 Gen. Joseph Harmar reported counting nearly 2700 people, over 1300 horses, 800 cattle, and 100 wagons floating down river on 177 flatboats en route for KY. [citing PUBLICATIONS OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA 7 (1860):422] BAKELESS:313

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Prisoners, mid-1780s: federal government had been trying to get back those taken during the Revolution. <Some of the Shawnees defied their chiefs and insisted on keeping their captives, who were useful slaves or had been adopted into the tribe. Some of the prisoners also defied the chiefs and refused to leave. One prisoner had to be forced to part with his red friends. Others escaped from their Kentucky rescuers and slipped back to the Indian life they had grown to love.> This was the context for the Logan campaign: to get some Indian prisoners with which to bargain. Up the Miami. Careful preparations made at Limestone all summer, 1786. Night of 9/29-30/1786 700-800 men began to cross the Ohio; not all ferried over until the pm of 9/30. Many of the warriors were gone, fighting Clark, who was attacking along the Wabash. Tells the story about DB finding and participating in the killing of Big Jim [Nathan Boone interview, 6S161]. Expedition killed about 20 Shawnees and captured 70-80 prisoners, including DB's "old friend Muluntha and his squaw." Moluntha wearing a white robe of office and a cocked hat, not particularly disturbed by his capture; had been working for the Americans for months trying to effect prisoner exchanges, and had some kind of American certificate of character in his possession; the whole object was to take prisoners like him, not to kill them. BAKELESS:317

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Prisoners: DB rescued Chloe Flinn. Mother had died under the hardship of captivity; brother still a prisoner; rest of her family nearly wiped out. Lived in the Boone household for a year or so. Then, having located her relatives, DB took her up river to them. DB may have simply stolen her. Also the story of cutting through military red tap to get a boy back in 3/1787 [BOONEMSS 3/16/1787]. In 4/1787 Naomohouoh, Shawnee chief arrived in Limestone with a message from Captain Johnny, a young Shawnee leader just coming into prominence; with four prisoners as a token of good faith, promised that all other prisoners to Limestone within a month, after they had been collected from scattered forest villages. Later that month Captain Wolf and other Shawnees came to Limestone with 9 prisoners, and DB and Patterson exchanged them for Indian prisoners. DB entertainng a Shawnee diplomat at his tavern for 3 weeks [see BOONEMSS 4/27/1787 as well as 7/1787]. 8/20/1787 Captain Johnny, Blacksnake, Wolf, and other Shawnee diplomats appeared across the river, ready to make a formal peace. DB, Logan, Kenton, Todd, Patterson rowed over to meet them. Captain Johnny, in ceremonial paint and feathers: <All say, let us take pity on our women and children, and agree to make peace with out brother the big knife, which our brother the big knife has always said was in our power. If we want peace we shall have peace, to which we are agreed, to come to where our old town was burnt and live brothers. These Indians who are for war, they will always be out on the Wabash, and we will make a distinction between them and ourselves, to let our brother the big knife know we are really for peace. Here will be five little towns of us that will be for peace.> Logan: <Brothers, you may see plainly, how your father over the water, who engaged you in so long and bloody a war, has treated you; that although you lost many brave warriors, yet when he gotten beaten by the great men of the United States, he made peace and gave your country away, and said nothing about you, but left you to the discretion of the Americans to treat you as they pleased. Brothers, you and all the red people may plainly see, that when your father and all his forces added to all yours, could not conquer the Americans, that it will be in vain for you (the red people) to continue a war yourselves alone.> Dance and feast, lasting most of the night, followed the prisoner exchange. BAKELESS:321

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Account to government, 10/15/1786: <State of Virgania Dr to Dal Boone for 19 galons of Whiskey Delivered to the Indins priseners on there first arrivel at Limeston ...... 3/0/0.> The Indian prisoners had begun to arrive in Limestone in 10/1786. In 2/1787 DB furnished a "Frenchman & Squaw," selected from among the Limestone captives to go back to the Shawnee towns with an offer of exchange, with one gun, two horses with saddles and bridles, a pound of powder, two pounds of lead, 20 pounds of bread, 20 pounds of beef, and two "gards" to protect them from possible harm from revenge-seeking Kentuckians; his bill also included charges of 1/4 "To 4 Days Diett" for them. citing BUSHNELL:1-11 in BAKELESS:318

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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As of 1/1788: <Daniel Boone was now one of the richest men in Kentucky. His land claims reached at least 50,000 acres and probably a hundred thousand. Hunting and trade added to his income. His services as a surveyor were in demand on all sides. He, who had grown up in an obscure cabin on the Yadkin, was now one of the most famous men in the nation. His reputation was beginning to reach across the sea. Strangers sought to meet and talk with him, and the Kentuckians, who knew him best, elected him to one office after another. Now -- now at last -- he was reaping the reward of those years of danger, toil, privation. . . . His new land claims complied with every legal formality. Landed estates were his at last -- really his own. Kentucky was a white man's country now. Immigrants were coming in. That meant the value of his lands would rise. Business was looking up. A creditable family was growing up around him. All was for the best.> BAKELESS:324-325

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Kanawha county militia supply, 2: A little later Clendenin, representative in the Assembly, complained again of the <default of the Contractor, Colonel Boone.> Caperton again complained to authorities 10/30/1792 that when he took command of the defense of Greenbrier and Kanawha counties, <Col. Boone Contracted to furnish these men with rations, but for some cause or other failed. This put me under the necessity of employing other persons to do the business, making myself responsible for the money, & now stand bound for the amount of rations furnished my Company, no part of which has been paid. The Executive also directed Col. Boone to convey the ammunition allowed from Point of Fork to Greenbrier, in this he also failed, this compelled me to purchase and supply the men myself.> 1793 relations with Caperton bad again. <The commissary simply walked out of camp with his rifle and was not seen for days. Scouts operating on the Ohio bumped into him and complained that the rations (for which he was responsible) were exhausted. But the insubordinate quartermaster replied only: "Caperton did not do to my liken," -- which was apparently all they got out of him. Under any known system of military law, they would have been justified in taking him out and shooting him; but in the Virginia militia of those days these little differences were politely ignored.> Caperton was soon thereafter courtmartialed; <My conduct has in some degree been reprehensible during my command,> he admitted. citing CAL VA STATE PAPERS [have=X] 4:391X, 5:410X,413,416,456,536; 6:58-59,118X,119X,658,708-09,718-19; 7:406X; Roy Bird Cook, ANNALS OF FORT LEE:36,38-40,44-47,54-59,99,100 in BAKELESS:337-338

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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citing Henry Howe, HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF OHIO 1:694; CIST'S ADVERTISER 1/36 (11/2/1847):2 in BAKELESS:338-339

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Kanawha county militia supply [BOONEMSS 12/13/1791], 1: Gave receipt to state officials 12/22/1791 for 400 lbs powder, 1600 lbs lead, barrel of flints. These he . Still supplying as late as 3/4/1792 when he delivered 60 lbs powder, <2 Piggs of Ladd Sepoused to be 3,010 pounds,> for use along the Potomac. 5/2/1792 militia captain Hugh Caperton formally complained to the county lieutenant about DB's lack of supplying him with needed articles. 5/26/1792 William Clendenin also complained. BAKELESS:337-338 continued

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Accounts show a large business -- mostly in barter rather than cash. Fur traders delivered a single consignment of 1790 deerskins, 729 bearskins, 4 otter, 5 black fox, 2 barrels of ginseng. Charges for cloth, groceries, buttons, hardward, ammunition, rum and whiskey. DB would sometimes exchange his pelts at a bank or "keep" at Louisville in return for a promise to pay cash when the skins were sold. The receipt could be used as currency. Thus the following, dated 5/20/1784: <Know All Men By These Pre'nts that Daniel Boone hath Deposited Six, vi, beaver Skins in My keep in good order and of the worth of VI shillings each skin and i Have took from them vi shillings for the keep of them and when they Be sold i will pay the balance of XXX shillings for the whole lot to any person who presents this certificate an delivers it up to Me at My keep Louisville, falls of ohio, May 20, 1784 John Sanders> quoted and cited in BAKELESS:331,459n

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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1783 DB made deputy surveyor of both Fayette and Lincoln counties. Not a very great distinction, since Fayette had some 100 deputy surveyors in the period 1783-86. But a very good market for surveying work with all the new emigrants. Much in demand. His grandfather George Boone had been a surveyor, and young DB must have seen him at work. He first appears in the Kentucky land records as surveyor in 1782, but had borrowed instruments and surveyed for himself as early as 1780. 1783-86 made nearly 150 surveys for new settlers, and his name appears in the Fayette county records as "chopper" and chainman as well as surveyor. His records document work about average for the times. These survey parties quickly became family affairs. 11 year old Jesse and 15 yr old DMB as chainmen; Joseph School land marker or chopper. BAKELESS:328

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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The Limestone treaty of 1787 did not establish a secure peace. Many Shawnees and other Indians refused to recognize it, and continued the struggle. Isolated Indians continued to engage in raiding, particularly for horses. As late as 1792, when Gov. Isaac Shelby became KY's first governor, he found that <the country was then in a state of war> and that <every part of Kentucky, was a frontier infested with a savage foe.> Still necessary to keep a guard of 20 militiamen moving back and forth on the Wilderness Road, 20 years after it was cut. Blue Jacket capture and escape from Boone's custody in Limestone in this context. citing Shelby from Durrett Collection in BAKELESS:322

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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8/23/1785: to Col William Christian ["William Cristen"]. <Dear Col the Land Bissness your father Left in my Hands is Chefly Dunn and Rady to be Returned Sum I have Regestered and I have at your Requst payd by a Later Payd Sum money for that bisness and Not thinking of this opertunity have Not time to Draw up your acoumpt Requst the faver of you to send me by the bearer James Briges ten pound and this Shall be your Resite for that Sum and you Will ablyge your omble sarvent, Daniel Boone. NB I have a number of plats to Regester at the general Cort and am Scarse of Cash Please to oblyge me if posible DB> original lost; tracings in NY Public Library; photcopy of tracing in MO Historical Society [Bakeless says that <Sad to relate, the bearer got only three guineas> -- perhaps a notation on the back?] BAKELESS:325-326

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<He laid out land claims for himself and his family, for his friends, and -- on shares -- for others who engaged his services. People were glad to have his opinion on land titles and land values.> [re here to BOONEMSS 7/17/1785A] <Wealthy gentlemen purchased treasury warrants and entrusted them to Daniel Boone. He guaranteed to endure all the hardships, run all the risks, and find them good lands with clear titles. They guaranteed in turn to give him half of what he gained for them. His brother Squire sometimes engaged to clear forest land on much the same terms.> BAKELESS:326-327
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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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ginseng trade very profitable. DB had done some business in seng in NC. Mostly shipped to China, but also used by American physicians and apothecaries. Has real medical value [for what?]. Bought from neighbors and gatherers, also gathered himself with family. Winter 1787-88 had some 15 tons; took up river, accident on way; price had fallen by time he got to Philadelphia. Next fall had another "15 caggs of ginsang" on hand. BAKELESS:331

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Settled at Point Pleasant sometime in 1789-90. Name on tax lists there for '92, '93, '94; after that moved to Charleston, acted as a pilot for emigrants, and contracted to supply the county militia. 10/1789 after a popular petition, recommended by the Kanawha county court to be lieutenant-colonel of the county militia; commission did not arrive until 4/1791. citing Kanawha county records, Department of Archives and History, Charleston in BAKELESS:333

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Cf the killing of Moluntha: <There was a good deal of similar brutality. One man knocked a young Indian prisoner down and scalped him alive. [11CC3] Clark's men are said to have shut some Indians in a cabin and killed them all [with swords: 6S158]. It was not worse than what the Indians had done often enough, but it horrified many Kentuckians, and Boone especially deplored it.> BAKELESS:317

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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4/27/1787 furnishing the Indians: <21 Gall'ns Whisky 6/6/0 230 Lb Flower 2/6/8 100 Lb Bacon 4/0/0 100 Lb Dry Beef 1/13/4 John Riggs Express Eight Days, Man & Horse and 9 men 2/8/0 George Mifford an ascort 4 day 5/0/0 Cash to Bare the Frenchmans Expence to Danville 1/12/0 one Beef for thir Return Home 3/10/0 Micagy Callaway Served twenty days as an Interpreter 6/0/0 Shanee Chief 20 days diet 1/16/0> quoted without citation in BAKELESS:320

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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7/1787 DB feeding Indians so steadily that he opened a special account book, made by folding several sheets of paper and fastening them together, labeled: . Contents strictly business. Three pages listing the "Indan purvistion" that he supplied: "Whiskey," "Backer [bacon]," "flower," in equal amounts to "Indans" and "gards." quoted without citation in BAKELESS:320

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Logan certifying DB's Indian accounts for the treaty: <The within mentioned Artickels was nessassary for the Indiens & I think the Accounts is just.> Total came to 101/1/6. DB paid promptly when governor <directed to settle the account of Daniel Boone for supplies furnished the Indian prisoners, as certified by Colo. Logan.> quoted without citation in BAKELESS:323-324

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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On Limestone treaty of 1787 see New Haven GAZETTE 2/23 (7/20/1787):180; Pennsylvania PACKET 2631 (7/12/1787):3; MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY 1/437 [?] (1877):164-165; G. Glenn Clift, HISTORY OF MAYSVILLE AND MASON COUNTY 1:62-63. citations in BAKELESS:458n

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<As a tavern- and store-keeper at Limestone, with some staunch friends in the government, Boone did a lively business provisioning the exchanged prisoners, red and white.> BAKELESS:318

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DMB active in business with his father. Dealt in skins, furs, lands, horses, general merchandise, ginseng: whatever. Kept a tavern. Located and surveyed lands. Rich enough to lend out L20, L4, L3/0/6 to friends. He was now a member of the creditor class. BAKELESS:325

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB had his first news of the peace treaty signed 4/19/1783 when a mounted messenger rode into B. with a paper bearing the word "Peace" stuck in his cap. BAKELESS:310

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Settler Joseph Young: <The Indians were in continuel warfare from my first comeing to Strouds Station in year 1783 or 1784 Till Waynes Treaty in 1795 -- & some people had ventured out & settled stations & that none of them that had so Setled out, did Escape being attacted.> Deposition, 1813, quoted in BAKELESS:311

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Much hunting on the Kanawha and the Ohio, especially trapping beaver. Indians still active raiding in this area. Context for the rumor of his death in 1793. There was a close escape with Nathan on the Ohio in 1794 [6S199]. Also hunting story with Daniel "Paddy" Huddleston [28C110, 2C73]. BAKELESS:334-335

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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1791 a "rather silent member of the Assembly for Kanawha County." Served on the committee on religion and another on propositions and licenses. Cites BOONEMSS 12/12/1791, 12/13/1791 BAKELESS:335

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Isaac Ruddell, a settler near Limestone, fall 1785: <ye indians was continually amoungst us trying to take our horses & they are so impudent. I am afraid they will take lives if opportunity suits them. there is scarcely a day but they are seen in one part of our neighborhood or another.> citing Durrett Collection in BAKELESS:315

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Account, ca. 1784: <I will Bee accountable for any money put into his hands inless kild by Indians.> quoted without citation, BAKELESS:313

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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5/23/1786 200 Indians attacked flatboats in the Ohio near the KY river. BAKELESS:315

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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10/1787-1/8/1788 in Richmond. BAKELESS:324

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Joel Watkins, 5/16/1789: citing ms in Durrett Collection and REGISTER 34 (1936):219 in BAKELESS:332

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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KY Assembly made DB a trustee of Maysville with Jacob Boone his cousin and Simon Kenton in 1787; previously, in 1786, had made him a trustee of Washington, nearby. BAKELESS:333

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Second trip to old homestead early in 1788 with Rebecca and Nathan; spent a month with kin in Berks county. BAKELESS:333

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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BAKELESS:340

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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It took a good ten years for the legal system to strip DB of his lands. Some of this was due to his own carelessness. It was easy to screw up the landmarks in heavily wooded country, and to thus survey the same ground several times for different claimants; thus the "shingled" claims. Other causes of difficulty: his frequent failure to take the necessary legal steps to complete his claims; the death of his friend John Floyd, who was handling his claim disputes, and the loss of his papers; his sale of lands which he thought he owned, but actually did not; his guarantee to secure good lands with good titles to wealthy gentlemen -- when the titles proved faulty, he had to make good. He sold much of his good title to pay debt but nevertheless, BAKELESS:342

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Ca 1790s: He knew more about Kentucky lands than anyone else, and was thus called as witness in many lawsuits other than his own. His testimony invariably made enemies. He was accused of perjury [?]. He was accused of bribery [see such in a deposition he made, where the questioner accuses him of being on the take]. Even his life threatened [I think Nathan testified to this]. BAKELESS:344-345

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Bakeless says that one or two of his children can't find this in Draper BAKELESS:346

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Sometimes DB a victim of fraud. For one Ebenezer Platt, condemned to Newgate Prison in England, he went security on a L500 bond, loaned him a slave, horse, saddle, bridle; Platt headed off for New Orleans, and never returned [6S215-17]. He took Gilbert Imlay's bond for L1000 for land which Imlay sold to others. [see 25C83, 26C152, 6S216] BAKELESS:343

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Tax returns for 1796 or 1797 show that he still owned 26,000 acres of 2d rate, 1500 acres of 3d rate land. No slaves, personal property, horses, cattle. Jesse Boone owned 2 slaves, 2 horses, 6 cattle; DMB owned 3 slaves, 4 horses, 5 cattle, 500 acres. citing Bourbon county COMMISSIONER'S BOOK (1797), Kentucky State Historical Society in BAKELESS:349-350

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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The same year, 1798, that KY named a county in DB's honor, the sheriffs of Mason and Clark counties sold off some of the last of his land for non-payment of taxes. He did, however, survey 500 acres of land in 9/1798 and patented it in 1800 after he had left for MO. BAKELESS:358

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<Boone had brought so many other settlers with him that the Spanish officials made no effort to assign the lands themselves, especially as the Kentuckians chose the land farthest west, on the wildest frontier, westward, toward the unknown. They left the details to Senor Boone. He had a list of the people actually with him, and alloted to them the grants which the Spanish officials had made out in blank and given him to distribute. These were about four hundred acres each, with allowance for children and dependents. The actual choice of land sites was also left to Senor Boone, and he continued for some years to assign lands to newcomers.>BAKELESS:36

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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BAKELESS:362,461n

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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As testiment to the laxity of the Spanish and Catholic officials about the requirement of Catholicism, viz this record of the marriage of DMB to Sarah Griffin Lewis, from the parish records: <On this day, the 2nd of March 1800, there appeared before me, Fr. Leander Lusson, Recolet Priest and Pastor of the parish of St. Charles of Missouri: -- on the one hand Daniel Morgan Boone, of age and legitimate son of Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan his wife, the Father and Mother living in St. Charles,, Mo.; on the other hand Sarah Griffin Lewis still a minor, and legitimate daughter of John Baptist Lewis and Elizabeth Harve his wife, as Father and Mother living at the Post of St. Andrew. The couple assured us it was their intention to be married; and with their oath upon the Bible they promised to answer truthfully to the questions I would put to them. . . . I asked: What Religion do you profess? The said Daniel Morgan Boone said he professed the Presbyterian religion; and the said Sarah Griffin Lewis replied that she professed the Protestant religion. . . . To my question whether they were willing to bring the children that might be born to them to the church nearest their home, in order to be baptized and to be instructed, they replied "Yes." . . . After the above mentioned informations were taken, the publication of the Banns having been made on three successive Sundays at the door of our church of St. Charles in Missouri . . . the said Daniel Morgan Boone in our presence took the said Sarah Griffin Lewis for his wife and legitimate spouse, pledging to her his marriage troth. . . . There were present Messrs. William Hays, Philip Milla [Miller], Nathan Boone, Francis Howell, and several others . . . who all have signed with us on the same day and year as given above.> citing archives of St. Charles Borromeo, St. Charles MO in BAKELESS:369-370

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<Not long after his arrival in Missouri, Boone had renewed his acquaintance with his old Shawnee enemies, an acquaintance which ever afterward was friendly. He ran into a Shawnee hunting camp on a deer-hunt in 1801. Two or three surviving Indians remembered the days when Sheltowee lived among them as a fellow tribesman. He met once more Jimmy Rogers, for whom he had stocked a rifle in 1778, the man who had told the Shawnees that Sheltowee would get safely back to Boonesborough. Joseph Jackson, who had been one of the captured salt-makers in 1778, now a Shawnee warrior named Fish, was back with his adopted brothers once more after a brief return to white civilization in 1799. Boone paid at least one visit to the permanent camp of the Shawnees northwest of St. Louis. One of his granddaughters, on a later occasion at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, was surprised by the friendliness of an old squaw. She was one of Blackfish's daughters, adopted sister of Daniel Boone!> BAKELESS:371

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<As a magistrate of the Spanish Crown, Daniel Boone dealt justice. He held court under the "Justice Tree" near his cabin. [from endnote: There is some doubt where the Justice Tree was. The site often pointed out near the stone house of Nathan Boone may not be correct, as Boone does not seem to have lived there during his years of office.] Here, in moccasins of buckskin and clothing of buckskin or homespun, the old man heard offenders and awarded penalties according to methods of his own devising. The rules of evidence were of his own devising, too. . . . No regular records were required. He could issue his own decrees and more or less manufacture the law as he went along. There was no one to dispute his judgment. His decision was final, and, as a practical matter, without appeal except in land cases, which had to be referred to the Crown or its representatives.> His principal penalty was the lash, "well laid on." BAKELESS:373

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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James Davis murders William Hays Davis a fellow trapper and hunting companion, a shoemaker. 12/13/1804. After a preliminary hearing, DB remanded Davis to the "calabozo" in St. Charles to await action by the grand jury. Their indictment: <That one James Davis, late of the District of St. Charles, in the Territory of Louisiana, Laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil, on the 13th day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four (1804), at a place called Femme Osage, in the said district of St. Charles, with force of arms, in and upon William Hays, in the peace of God and the United States, then and there Feloniously, wilfully and with malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that the said James Davis, with a certain rifle gun, four feet long, and of the value of five dollars, then and there loaded and charged with gun powder and one leaden bullet, with said rifle gun the said James Davis, then and there in his hands had and held, fired and killed William Hays.> He was held for trial with a bond of $3000, which DB signed. When Davis came to trial he was cleared -- a case of self-defense. citing Bryan in MHR 3 (1908-09):200, 4 (1909-10):85 in BAKELESS:374-375

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Under the Spanish terms, one had to clear ten acres annually until at least one-tenth of the grant was improved; for DB this would have meant 100 acres [arpents] for the first (1000 arpents), one thousand for the second grant (10,000 arpents). Delassus passed on to his American successor -- Stoddard the American governor -- a few kind comments about DB [15C64], but BAKELESS:375-376

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Apparently Judge John Coburn learned ahead of time that the land board's decision re Boone would be unfavorable, for even before the announcement on 12/1/1809, DB is writing to Coburn [BOONEMSS 10/5/1809], mentioning the petitions which were apparently already being prepared. BAKELESS:379,381

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<Comparison of Filson's orotund, pseudo-Johnsonian style with the blunt, simple, and vigorous language of Dan'l's illiterate but salty letters and official reports reveals the pious fraud at once. Boone, however, had no objection to ghost-writing. He was enchanted. LIke other backwoods heroes, he took an innocent joy in being written up -- in such elaborate language, too. Why, the thing was literature, real book language, nearly as good as GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, which he had carried in the wilderness. . . . Boone even commended the biography's accuracy to a chance visitor at his Missouri retreat and talked as if he had really written it. He liked to hear it read aloud. "All true! Every word true!" he would exclaim delightedly. "Not a lie in it!" As a matter of fact, there are a good many lies in it. Filson mixes up dates badly, represents Boone's hasty estimates of Indian forces as if they were exact calculations, and blunders in describing incidents. His errors can be shown easily enough from contemporary documents and from the reminiscences of contemporaries. But at least, republished in England and translated on the Continent, Filson's KENTUCKE spread the fame of Daniel Boone far and wide in America and abroad.> BAKELESS:394-395

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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5/9/1786: to Geddes Winston. <Sir the 2000 acres of Land you are to make me a titel to out of your 5000 acres I have Sold to Mr James Parbery and Desire you Would Make him a Deed to the Same on aplication your Complyence Will Much oblyge your omble Sarvent, Daniel Boone> original Haverford College quoted and facsimile reproduced in BAKELESS:343

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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here built (1795) the only one of his cabins that has survived, because it had been clapboarded. Landed at Limestone, went overland to this site, a little stream near Hinkston's Creek. Settled on land belonging to DMB. Worked for a year to get 10 acres opened and ready for crops: one in 1796, another in 1797. Because game was scarce, here the family lived on purchased mutton. [no citation on this] BAKELESS:347

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DMB went to MO in 1795 to explore the lands. Was received royally by Zenon Trudeau, Spanish lieutenant-governor who hinted that there was a need for American pioneers in MO, and would gladly welcome DB. DMB was hunting and trapping along the Mississippi from 1795-97, sometimes in the company of his brother-in-law Joseph Scholl and a couple of others. DMB removed to MO with 3 slaves in 1798, prepared to found a settlement. In spring of 1799 returned to consult his father. BAKELESS:350,356-357

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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left there in 1798 [?] for a cabin on the Little Sandy. BAKELESS:349

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Not all the Spanish were pleased to see Americans like DB coming in; one official recommended that all American settlers in Upper Louisiana be driven out, including . citing James Alexander Robertson, LOUISIANA 2:342-43 in BAKELESS:461n

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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So many kith and kin went along BAKELESS:359

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<For the sake of convenience the elder Boone built his cabin on his son's land. That was a serious legal blunder, as Daniel was eventually to discover.> BAKELESS:362

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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At first mere "home hunts," "hoppused" the deer home on his shoulders. His sons were involved from the beginning in long hunts with commercial motives. Soon DB joined them. Deerskins 40 cents a pound in St. Louis; they didn't even have to be "grained," but could leave the hair on. Late summer 1801 DB began hunting in a serious way again. Best single hunt was Nathan's of 1802 along the Grand River, when he, with a kinsman, took 900 beaver skins. 1802 DB caught his hand in a beaver trap, and his camp robbed by Indians. 1803-05 crippled by rhumetism. BAKELESS:364-365

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<Urged by his friends, he had for some time been writing or dictating his own narrative in his own inimitable style. His manuscript, with various other articles, was placed in a canoe and taken down river toward Boone's fort, while Daniel himself traveled overland. The canoe struck a snag and capsized. Callaway barely escaped with his life. His cargo was lost. Boone found the labor of writing so tedious that he never tried again, though he did dictate some reminiscences to members of his family. He hoped to make a little money by publishing these, but never finished; and after his death the manuscripts were lost.> BAKELESS:390

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<The indignant owner of the land where they lay, finding that excavation was in progress, hastily stopped it. Only when he had ascertained the willingness of all the surviving relatives he could interview did he let them go on.> <It has been suspected that the wrong grave was opened and that Daniel Boone still lies in his original grave; but there is no good evidence for this.> BAKELESS:414,465n

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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citing MHR 6 (1911-12):86 in BAKELESS:411

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Made at least two trips back. First about 1810 while on a visit to brother Squire, living on the Indiana shore of the Ohio. This was probably when he met Audubon. And during this trip also the survey-whiskey bottle story [13C11]. Second trip in 1817; on this trip paid off his creditors who still had claims against him. There is also a Louisville treecarving indicating he was there in 1803. BAKELESS:404-405

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Prices were better in St. Louis. <The scattered farmers along the Missouri's banks got used to seeing Boone's huge canoe, with housing built over the cargo in the middle, a sure sign of furs aboard, come down the Missouri every year, the white-haired old trapper in the stern, on his way to sell the proceeds of his winter hunt.> A good winter catch could yield $400-800. BAKELESS:384

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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About the incident where he had to hold up for several weeks to keep from being discovered, he confessed <that he never felt so much anxiety in his life for so long a period.> citing PECK:175-76 and ELLIS:196-197 in BAKELESS:386

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB, Nathan, DMB, Squire all lost lands because of the decisions of the Commissioners. <It was not, however, so tragic as it sounds. There was still a good deal of land in the family.> Isaac Van Bibber [Bakeless calls him DB's "adopted son"] got 400, DMB 600, Squire 700, Flanders Callaway 800. <For the most part the land they lost was simply land that they had not needed enough even to cultivate.> As far as DB was concerned <though his land formally reverted to the Federal Government, no one else had the effrontery to claim it.> BAKELESS:378-379

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Loved to make powder horns, scrapping them to translucent thinness, through which the powder was visible, in the style the old woodsman admire. He carved them, cut his name on them, gave them away. BAKELESS:411

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Stone house Bakeless says probably built between 1810-1817. Said to have taken 8 years to complete; the plaster took a whole winter to ripen; blue limestone cut from a hillside on the farm; seven carved mantlepieces said to be work of DB. citing KANSAS CITY STAR 11/2/1924, J. W. Cunningham, "Daniel Boone and His Sons in Missouri," CAPITAL GAZETTE, 7/29/1880 in BAKELESS:404

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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St. Charles county MO records list the following DB transactions: DB to Jonathan Brryan, 5/6/1815, 300 acres, $600; DB to William Cashio, 5/6/1815, 161 acres, no $ listed; Jonathan and Mary Bryan to DB, 1/20/1819, 300 acres, $1800; DB to Abraham Shobe, 1/23/1819, 500 acres, $5000. It is clearly not true that he had no land after the last KY claims were satisfied. BAKELESS:383,463n

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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6/1/1802: promissary note, Francis Wood to James Callaway. <I promis to pay or Cause to be paid unto James Callaway Eighteen Dolors in good Well Shaved Marihentable [Merchantable] pelterry on or before the 25th day of Desember Next insuing for valour Recd. of him as Witness my hand Francis Wood X his mark Olive Wood Daniel Boone Commander of the District of the femme Osage> Original in Missouri Historical Society, quoted in BAKELESS:373-374

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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According to Meriwether Lewis, passing through as the expedition moved up the Missouri [in 1804?], the people of St. Charles <yeald passive obedience to the will of the temporal master, the Commandant.> quoted in BAKELESS:372

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<There was more elbow-room, the elbow-room that Dan'l had always craved, out on that silent knoll in Missouri. But no one thought of that.> BAKELESS:414

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Judge John Coburn of KY wrote 10/15/1805 about <an unfortunate and worthy man, who is in pursuit of a claim to Land in the District of Louisiana.> citing Durrett Collection in BAKELESS:462-463n

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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DB appointed by Carlos D. Delassus, new lieutenant-governor, 7/11/1800. In his official capacity, DB signed as "Commander of the District of femme Osage." BAKELESS:371

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Spanish proposed more emigrants sponsored by DB and he to receive 10,000 arpents -- ca. 1802. Many more emigrants came in. BAKELESS:366

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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The Boones proposed laying out the town of Missouriton in the Femme Osage; sometimes this called "Daniel Boone's Palatinate." They hoped to bring in wealthy slaveholders and settlers from Virginia. citing Bryan, MHR 3 (1908) in BAKELESS:364

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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In 2/1800 DB and Rebecca went out to Nathan's land, constructed one of their half-faced camps, and spent several weeks making maple sugar -- 300-400 pounds of it. BAKELESS:363

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<By 1800 the Bryans and the Boones were once more so close that they could see each other's houses through the trees.> BAKELESS:363

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John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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<Everyone in Kentucky kept a slave if he could afford it. The Boones usually owned a few, as tax lists show both in Kentucky and Missouri.> As a prosperous businessman in Limestone, DB owned at least three. 1784 got a negro girl named "Easter" from his relative John Grant (worth about L75). 3/4/1786 he bought "one Negro gurle Named Loos" for L90 [26C148]. Also see BOONEMSS 3/3/1791] BAKELESS:329

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