Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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"Daniel Boone," by William Ross Wallace (1819-81), 1: born Lexington; moved NYC 1841 at 22; lawyer and poet; friend and associate of Poe; ardently patriotic and pro-Union; best known poem: "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle." <Ha! how the woods give way before the step Of these new-comers! What a sickening smell Cling round my cabin wafted from their town Ten miles away! But yesterday I heard A stranger's gun sound in the loneliest glen That yet remains to me; and when I climbed The mountain there, and stood alone, alone! Upon its top amid the sounding clouds And proudly thought that I was first to crown That mighty mountain with a human soul, Another's foot-print in the airy sand Smote my unwilling eyes, and I at once Was scepterless, unthroned, there beaten back To restless thought again. This can not last; For I am of the mould that loathes to breathe The air of multitudes. I must respire The universe alone, and hear, alone, Its Lord walking the ancient wilderness; And this, because He made me so -- no more. <I must away: for action is my life; And it is base to triumph in a Past, However big with mighty circumstance, Danger ful-faced and large heroic deed, If yet a Future calls. It calls to me. What if some seventy years have thinned this hair, And dimmed this sight, and made the blood roll on Less riotous between the banks of life? This heart hath vigor yet, and still the woods Have voices for my ear; and still the stream Makes music im my thought; and every hour Can show some awful miracle performed Within the wilderness; and Danger still Leans proudly o'er the mountain's dizzy crag, Bathing his forehead in the passing cloud, And calls to me with a most taunting voice To join him there. He shall not call in vain. Yes! Surely I must go, and drink anew The splendor that is in the pathless woods, And wear the blue sky as a coronal, And bid the torrent sound my conquering march, And ponder far away from all that mars The everlasting wonder of the world, And with each dewy morning wake and feel As though that world, so fresh, so beautiful With sunrise and the mist, had just been made.> continued

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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"Daniel Boone," by William Ross Wallace (1819-81), 2: COLLINS 1:580

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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<One of the pioneers of Bath county, James Wade, long since deceased, delighted to tell the following incident in the life of Daniel Boone: In 1780, while passing alone, which he frequently did, from Boonesboro to the Upper Blue Licks, Boone diverged to the eastward of the direct route, down Slate creek. Fresh signs of Indians near Gilmore's station (then deserted) . . . caused him to move with great caution. Passing over several miles of level forest . . . he reached the brow of a gentle slope extending to Slate creek, and halted to quench his thirst at a clear spring. A rifle-ball whistled near, and scaled a piece of bark from the beech tree which overhung the spring. Bounding rapidly down the slope to the creek, he swam to the opposite bank, and disappearing in a thick cane-brake, parted his way stealthily down the creek, a hundred yards. The Indians, two in number, had also gone down the creek, and were cautiously advancing towards the water's edge, suspicious that the hunter had treed and was watching for his victim. Boone determined to kill both at one shot, and bringing his gun to his shoulder aimed at the foremost and waited anxiously for the other to fall in range. He did so, and Boone fired, the ball passing through the head of one and lodging in the other's shoulder. The wounded Indian, with a yell of alarm and pain, dropped his gun and darted off. Recrossing, Boone selected the best of the Indians' guns, and throwing the other into the creek, where it was afterwards found, made his way undisturbed to the Blue Licks. The scar of the Indian's ball on the tree was plainly visible for many years.> COLLINS 2:49

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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From Gov. Morehead's address: quoted in COLLINS 2:65

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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Kentucky legislature at its session of 1844-45 adopted measures to have the remains removed from MO and laid in the public cemetery at Frankfort. <The consent of the surviving relations of the deceased having been obtained, a commission was appointed, under whose superintendence the removal was effected.> Reinterment on 9/13/1845. The procession extended for more than a mile. Hearse was decorated with evergreens and flowers, drawn by four white horses. Pallbearers: Col. Richard Johnson, Gen. James Taylor, Capt. James Ward, Gen. Robert B. McAfee, Peter Jordon, Waller Bullock, Capt. Thomas Joyes, Landon Sneed, Col. John Johnson (Ohio), Maj. E. E. Williams, Col. William Boone. Procession included several military companies, the Masons, Odd Fellows, all in rich regalia. Funeral oration by John J. Crittenden. <The spot where the graves are situated is as beautiful as nature combined can make it.> COLLINS 2:251-252

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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4/1/1775 Also see Draper version in 3B4. <Dear Colonel: <After my compliments to you, I shall acquaint you of our misfortune. On March the 25 a party of Indians fired on my company about half an hour before day, and killed Mr. Twetty and his negro, and wounded Mr. Walker very deeply, but I hope he will recover. On March the 28 as we were hunting for provisions we found Samuel Tate's son, who gave us an account that the Indians fired on their camp on the 27 day. My brother and I went down and found two men killed and sculped, Thomas McDowell and Jeremiah McPfeeters. I have sent a man down to all the lower companies in order to gather them all to the mouth of Otter Creek. <My advice to you, sir, is to come or send as soon as possible. Your company is desired greatly, for the people are very uneasy, but are willing to stay and venture their lives with you, and now is the time to flusterate the intentions of the Indians, and keep the country, whilst we are in it. If we give way to them now, it will ever be the case. This day we start from the battle ground, for the mouth of Otter Creek, where we shall immediately erect a fort, which will be done before you can come or send -- then we can send ten men to meet you, if you send for them. <I am, sir, your most obedient, <Daniel Boone. <N.B. -- We stood on the ground and guarded our baggage till day, and lost nothing. We have about fifteen miles to Cantuck, at Otter Creek.> COLLINS 2:498

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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1787 DB one of the original trustees of the town, along with his cousin Jacob Boone, Henry Lee, Arthur Fox, Thomas Brooks, and George Mefford. These six were appointed to lay off the land into half acre lots and sell them at public auction; conditional that a dwelling at least 16 feet square, with a brick or stone chimney, fit for habitation, had to be erected within the first five years. Limestone was the only spot beside Louisville legally designated for the reception and inspection of tobacco. During these years the town was overshadowed by nearby Washington. COLLINS 2:557

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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The Lower Blue Licks was more widely known, because it was the site of the commencement of DB and the SALTMAKERS captivity in 1778, because of the Battle in 1782, and origianally because it was stronger of the two. Collins, consulting state geologists, estimates that the Lower spring has disgorged some 876,000 bushels or nearly 22,000 tons of salt in the period 1780-1880. This was the site of a health spa in the nineteenth century, a place where people came to take the waters, and those waters were bottled and marketed under the Blue Licks label. Actually, the Upper Blue Licks were discovered by Americans first, in 7/1773 by a party of Pennsylvanians, who named it the Blue Lick; when the other stronger salt spring was discovered [must have been soon thereafter] the upper and lower designations were added. Settlers entering through the Cumberland Gap also became acquainted with the Upper Blue Licks first, because an Indian "war road" led from the mouth of Cabin Creek, in Mason county, some 25.5 miles to the Upper Blue Licks; from there the road led to the Lower Blue Licks. In the 1770s they were called "the two salt springs," the "salt springs on Licking," the "upper and lower salt springs," the "upper and lower blue springs," and the "salt licks on Licking;" the now standard designations came into use about the time of the Battle. COLLINS 2:655

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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The rescue, according to the son-in-law of Edward Boone took place on Bald Eagle, a branch of Flat creek, at a point 3 miles east of Sharpsburg, on the buffalo trace, yet plainly seen leading to the Upper Blue Licks, about 2 or 3 miles south. He deposed that DB had told him while they were in pursuit of the Indians who had murdered his father-in-law in 1780. COLLINS 2:50

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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BOONEMSS to Judge John Coburn, 10/5/1809: <Deer Sir <The later I rcd from you Respeting Squire Boones Surtevate [sic] Was Long Coming to hand and my Not being able to go to St Lewis I Dunn the Bisness before Col Keebby and Sent it on by Lewis Bryan in Closed in a Later to your Self and one to Squire Boone Directing him to Delever it to you him Self these Laters Could Not Rich you before you Left home if that -- Willnot Don pleas Wright to me at St Charles and I will Make out another and Send it to you before Courte adjornes as I have the form you Sent me I am well in halth But Deep in Morkury [sic] and Not able to Come Down I Shall Say Nothing about our petistion but Leve it all to your Self I am Deer is youres <Daniel Boone> COLLINS 2:62-64

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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<Among the oldest records of Bourbon county before 1789 are several suits against Daniel Boone, then a resident of Maysville, and against Simon Kenton, a resident of Washington. . . . The old pioneers were not money-wise, and could not always pay their debts promptly; judgments went against them.> COLLINS 2:71

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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As an evidence of DB'S wanderlust, Collins cites the following: 4/24/1794 he was living at Point Pleasant (deposition at that place); 2/11/1796 he was living a few miles from Paris, Bourbon county KY (his letter of that date); 4/9/1797 he was in a canoe floating down the Ohio, just opposite the mouth of the Miami and bound for Missouri (according to Francis Baily, TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA IN 1796-97:233); 3/17/1810 lived near Charette, MO (according to John Bradbury, TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF AMERICA IN 1809,'10,'11:16). COLLINS 2:243

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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3/1857 Mr. Warnock, 79 years old, swore that in 1799 he saw DB, at a point 1 1/2 miles up Little Sandy river, cut down a tree out of which to make a canoe; and that, soon after, he saw DB in the canoe when he started for his new home in Missouri. It is believed that DB lived there, along the bank of the Ohio, in Greenup county, for some time before this remove. COLLINS 2:300

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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According to the deposition of Peter Harget, 4/30/1814, in 10 or 11/1782 DB along with Harget, William Hoy [Hay?], Flanders Callaway, William Cradlebaugh, and others, examined the land around the Limestone area, and talked of settling there. COLLINS 2:563

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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William Cradlebaugh deposed in 1808 that he and about 20 others from Boonesborough, shortly after the capture of DB and the men, went to the Lower Blue Licks to hide the kettles, thus preserving them from the Indians, and the ensuing summer "brought them home." COLLINS 2:656

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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1/4 mile west of Tompkinsville there was a beech bearing the carving "D. Boone 1777." COLLINS 2:630

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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DB spent the winter of 1769-70 in a cave on the waters of Shawanee in Mercer county; know this because of his dated initials on a tree standing at the head of the cave, still visible in 1845. COLLINS 2:605,616

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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Rev. Thomas S. Hinde saw DB in 10/1797 take up his journey for MO on pack-horses (AMERICAN PIONEER 1:327). COLLINS 2:562

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1878

Lewis Collins and Collins Richard H., HISTORY OF KENTUCKY, 2 vols. (Covington, KY: Collins & Co., 1878)

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FILSON Was the second teacher in Fayette county KY. COLLINS 2:183

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