W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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Governor George Madison of KY: <On the long roll of that day's reported slain, (the fatal battle of the Blue Licks,) were the names of a few who had in fact been captured, and, after surviving the ordeal of the aguntlet, had been permitted to live as captives. Among these an excellent husband and father, with eleven other captives, had een taken by a tribe, and painted black, as the signal of torture and death to all. The night after the battle, these twelve prisoners were stripped and placed in a line on a log; he to whom we have specially alluded, being at one extremity of the devoted row. The cruel captors then beginning at the other end, slaughtered eleven, one by one. But when they came to the only survivor, thought they raised him up also, and drew their bloody knives to strike under each uplifted arm, they paused, and after a long powwow, spared his life -- why, he never knew. For about a year none of his friends, except his faithful wife, doubted his death. She, hoping against reason, still insisted that he lived, and would yet return to her. Wooed by another, she, from time to time postponed the nuptials, declaring that she could not divest herself of the belief that her husband survived. Her expostulating friends finally succeeding in their efforts to stifle her affetionate instinct, she reluctantly yielded, and the nuptial day was fixed. But just before it dawned, the crack of a rifle was heard near her lonely cabin; at the familiar sound she leaped out, like a liberated fawn, ejaculating, as she spring, "THAT'S JOHN'S GUN!" It was John's gun, sure enough, and in an instant she was once more in her lost husband's arms. But nine years afterwards that same husband fell in St. Clair's defeat, and the same disappointed, but persevering lover, renewed his suit, and at last the widow became his wife.> (quoted in BOGART:287)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"Indeed, as Filson writes it, (though this seems language stronger than Boone would naturally have used,) 'their affection for him was so great.' The exaggerated sentence, however, conveys the truth that Boone had so well exercised his poers of kindness and his sagacity with the Indians, that, although he had been the commander of a strong fortress -- oe which annoyed and angered them more than any other -- he had made them generous and friendly toward him." (BOGART:184-85)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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Writing about his captivity: <Towards Boone, the Indians, while they recognized him as the great leader in the settlements they hated, and the expeditions that destroyed them, -- yet such was their confidence in his real worth, that towards him they had no bitterness of revenge. All this confirms the idea that the Indians never confounded Boone with the mere Indian-killer. They could respect a magnanimous foe; and Boone had often the greatest reason to congratulate himself that he had been an open and an honorable warrior -- never striking the unnecessary blow, but ending the fight when the victory was won.> (BOGART:166)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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Orlando Brown: <An old lady who had been in the forts [of KY] was describing to Dr. Brown the scenees she had witnessed in those times of peril and adventure; and, among other things, remarked that during the first two years of her residence in Kentucky, the most comely sight she beheld, was seeing a young man dying in his bed a natural death. She had been familiar with blood, and carnage, and death, but in all those cases the sufferers were the victims of the Indian tomahawk and scalping knife; and that on an occasion when a young man was taken sick and died, after the usual manner of nature, she and the rest of the women sat up all night, gazing upon him as an object of beauty.> (quoted in BOGART:125)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"Until his history was closely investigated, he was classed with the wild huntsman -- the Indian fighter -- the man of border foray -- a link between the savage and the settler. His real character was not this. Mild and simple-hearted -- steady, not impulsive in courage -- bold and determined, but always rather inclined to defend than attack -- he stood immeasurably above that wretched class of men, who are so often the preliminaries of civilization. Boone diliberately chose the peace of solitude, rather than to mingle in the wild wranglings and disputings of the society around him. This is the key to his movement in quitting the Yadkin and his home theron. He had his distinctive character. It was plain and simple -- not so, alone when the depths of a forest home made such regimen but a necessity, but when he was surrounded by kind and ministering friends, the same habit continued. He had the great habit of simplicity within him -- a quality of mind which seems most easy to maintain, and yet in its purity is among the most extraordinary and difficult." (BOGART:39)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"All his subsequent history shows that he had no attachment for the perpetual society of humanity. He had left his father because there was not room and verge enough for him where Squire Boone gathered each day his numerous family, and he could not fail to discover that men each day the more disputed his sole tenancy of the valley [this about the Yadkin]. Most men would have seen each neighbor with satisfaction, and watched the progress of the 'settlement' towards that period when it should enjoy the full measure of learning and law that the thronged population brings, with delight. The heart of man, answering each to the other, is to the great material of which mankind are made up, a comfort and a solace. The bolder spirit of Boone was destined for other uses. He had in him the desire to wield the power of governing, though his mind might not have itself framed such purpose or plan; -- but there is power in loneliness, for the man is then nobler than all else around him." (BOGART:32)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"There is a very clever romance told about an adventure of the wooing of Boone, in which he came most unluckily near to a very sudden termination of his fair Rebecca's existence, by mistaking her bright eyes for those of a deer. The error was fortunately discovered in time, probably, to allow him to assure her that she WAS a DEAR -- the orthography making all the difference in the world. Unfortunately, the incident never occurred -- nor was it likely to occur. A good hunter, such as Boone, would make no such error. Rebecca, in those days, would have been far more likely to have deemed her lover very absurd, to have thus been deceived, and to have doubted his skill." (BOGART:29-30)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"The fiction, that when he was a lover of Rebecca, he neraly mistook the brilliancy of her eye for that of a wild animal, found its elucidation in the better fact, that in the light of that eye, he could see that which would guide his home kindly and well, while he pushed the strong arm of enterprise into the fastnesses of the forest." (BOGART:50)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"The Indian was regarded, even by the most sensible and best judging of the settlers, as an incumbrance -- as of a class of men who occupied land, the value of which they did not realize, and of which they made most imperfect use. But those who looked thus upon them were the few. The many considered the Indian as a foe -- as treacherous -- never to be trusted, and ready to destroy whenever opportunity offered; and thus a fitting subject for the prowess and might of the white man." (BOGART:23)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"The Indians saw in Boone, the man who had wrought all this, and yet he had never given them personal cause for hatred or revenge. This is the marked difference between Boone and the other Pioneers. He went out to possess; too many of them went forth to slay and destroy." (BOGART:117)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"Thus it was that in 1769 Daniel Boone began the great work which may so truthfully be called, in the close language of this day [1854], his mission." (BOGART:54)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"The right-angle was to the settler possessed of the beauty which Hogarth ascribed to the curve, for it had simplicity, convenience and strength.: (BOGART:21)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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Bogart suggests that Filson's discussion of the inevitable Americanization of Louisiana and the Mississippi valley is reflective of DB's attitude as well -- an interesting idea. (BOGART:343F)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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On the lands of KY DB lost: "It has been said that the seat of Henry Clay -- Ashland -- is part of a property that once belonged to Boone." (BOGART:335)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"Boone had the sagacity to outmanoeuver a host of savages, but the robbers that made a prey of him, in his journey, were beyond his strategy." (BOGART:243-43)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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DB shoots Pompey: "In all his best days Leather Stocking never surpassed this." (BOGART:225)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"He ingratiated himslef immediately with the Indians, for which he always seems to have possessed a rare faculty." (BOGART:180)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"Strange enough, with this narrative, in all its overwrought diction, the old Hunter was greatly pleased, and it gratified him to have it read before him." (BOGART:51)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"He had reared a family, and his sons had sufficient age to begin to assist their father." (BOGART:50)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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"It is doubless literally true, that the Indian and his incidents were the household words his tongue earliest formed." (BOGART:17)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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Boone "took the powder horn and left the ink horn at home." (BOGART:14)

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1854

W. H. Bogart, DANIEL BOONE, AND THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY (Auburn, NY: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1854)

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Boone has a place in the annals of "forest chivalry." (BOGART:13)

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