John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<The sources from which the author of this memoir has derived the meagre events of his early life were conversations with Colonel Boone himself [in 1818], the traditions of his family and friends, and especially the communications of the late Daniel Bryan, a nephew, and Mrs. Lemon, a niece, of the pioneer. Many of the incidents, and the means of settling some doubtful points, have been obtained, after much research, by Mr. Lyman C. Draper, of Baltimore, to whose kindness the author acknowledges his indebtedness for access to the information in Mr. Draper's possession. Many facts pertaining to the middle and latter periods of his life have been obtained from his children, particularly the late Flanders Callaway and his wife, with whom Colonel Boone resided during the latter years of his life, and when first know to the writer. . . . And while the work was in progress [during the middle 1840s], the author made a visit to the settlement in Missouri, where he [DB] lived and died, to confer with his descendants and neighbors. In this excursion he was enabled to confirm some doubtful particulars, and to add two or three new incidents.> PECK:9-10

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<Daniel Boone, far from possessing a ferocious temper, or exhibiting dissatisfaction with the charms of domestic and social life, was mild, humane, and charitable; his manners were gentle, his address conciliating, and his heart open to friendship and hospitality. The most prominent traits of his character were unshaken fortitude and self-command. Perfectly plain in dress and style of living, contented with frugal fare, accustomed to be much alone in the woods, he acquired the habit of contemplation, and was an enthusiastic admirer of nature in its primeval wildness. Adventures in hunting had become his ruling passion. He had a natural sense of justice and equity between man and man, and fe.t, through his whole life, repugnance to the technical forms of law, and the conventional regulations of society and of government, unless they were in strict accordance with his sense of right. He felt keenly opposed to all those customs and usages in social life, that seemed to him at variance with the divine rule, "As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise."> PECK:18

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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Peck attributes a rising sense of gentility and fashion in the settlements as one of the causes of DB's need to move West: <The people of the country, who had the ability to purchase, laid aside the rustic garments of domestic manufacture, and appeared in all circles clad with imported apparel. To dress otherwise was soon regarded as the sign of poverty and barbarism. The poor man felt himself treated with disdain, and those persons, whose taste and inclination disposed them to habits of grugality, were disgusted with what they regarded as the progress of luxury and effeminacy. The rich were led into extravagant modes of living, far beyond their income. Labor, among the opulent, was performed by slaves, and the industrious white man, who kept no servants, but who, with his sons, worked the farm, and whose wife and daughters were practical economists in domestic affairs, was less respected than his more opulent neighbor, who passed much of the time in frivolous amusements. The Scotch merchants took the lead in gay equipages, expensive style, and fashionable gayety. A family alliance with this class was deemed more honorable than with native Carolinians. . . . To procure the means of expensive and fashionable living, the lawyers and clerks of courts demanded exorbitant fees for their services. All sums over forty shillings were sued for and recovered in a court of record. The business was immense, and the extortions of clerks, lawyers, and tax-gatherers, fell with intolerable weight upon the people. Sheriffs, in the collection of taxes, exacted more than was due, and appropriated the surplus tot heir own use. The offenders were the men in power, who were appointed by law to redress the wrongs of the people. Those who were injured met and petitioned the legislature for relief, and carried their complaints of these malpractices to that body. Their petitions were rejected and treated with contempt.> Thus the Regulators. <Disgusted as Boone was with the growing fashions, and the oppressions of the rich in North Carolina, he was prepared to listen with eagerness and delight to the glowing descriptions of Finley, and his mind was soon made up to see this delectable land.> PECK:19-20

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<It seems to be extremely probable, though we have no direct evidence of the fact, that his previous visits to Kentucky were made at the suggestion of those gentlemen [the proprietors]. And their confidence in his report induced them to make the purchase [at Sycamore Shoals]. It is certain from their letters to each other . . . that they had obtained from some source a mass of accurate information, with which the public was not acquainted; and as they would naturally resort to some confidential and secret means through which to obtain such intelligence, we give credit to a rumor, which has reached us, that Boone was the agent employed for that purpose. These circumstances afford a new elucidation of the character of the intrepid pioneer; and, although they take nothing from the strong points of his character, entirely dissipate the romantic theories of some of his biographers, with regard to the motives which first led him to become a wanderer in the western wilderness.> quoting James Hall, SKETCHES OF THE WEST 1:252 in PECK:44-45n, who adds <This theory explains why his brother, Squire Boone, came out with supplies, and why they examined the country so fully and particularly between the Kentucky and Cumberland Rivers.>

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<As dangers thickened and appearances grew more alarming, as scouts came in with rumors of Indians seen here and there, and as the hardy and bold woodsmen sat around their camp fires, with the loaded rifle at hand, rehearsing, for the twentieth time, the tale of noble daring, or the hair-breadth escape, Boone would sit silent, apparently not heeding the conversation, employed in repairing the rents in hishunting shirt and leggins, moulding bullets, or cleaning his rifle. Yet the eyes of the garrison were upon him. Concerning "Indian signs," he was an oracle. Sometimes, with one or two trusty companions, but more frequently alone, as night closed in, he would steal away noiselessly into the woods, to reconnoitre the surrounding wilderness; and in the daytime stealthily would he creep along, with his trusty rifle resting on his arm, ready for the least sign of danger; his keen, piercing eyes glancing into every thicket and canebrake, or watching intently for "signs" of the wily enemy. Accustomed to range the country as a hunter and a scout, he would frequently meet the approaching travellers on the road, and pilot them into the settlement, while his rifle supplied them with provisions. He was ever more ready to aid the community, or engage in public services, than to attend to his private interests.> PECK:68-69

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<The Indian father and mother of Boone regarded him with the kindness of a natural relation, and he was soon made aware, by proofs not to be mistaken, that he was actually beloved and trusted, as if the adoption had, to all intents, made him a member of the family and of the tribe. Regarded as a mighty hunter and a distinguished BRAVE, he soon had the confidence and affections of thw whole village. He was exceedingly familiar and friendly with them, frequently engaged with them in hunting, and gained much applause at their contests in musket and rifle shooting. In these exercises he was careful not to excel them too frequently, lest he should excite their envy. . . . Still the cherished recollection of his wife and children at Boonesborough caused great anxiety, and prompted him to meditate on plans of escape, while, to avoid suspicion, he appeared as if happy and contented with his Indian relations.> PECK:74

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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Long Siege <That Boone and his friends should have signed a treaty, in which the main condition was subjection to the authorities of Canada, and allegiance to the King of Great Britian, appears at first view a little more questionable. . . . But before we judge harshly of this act, we must consider the circumstances under which they were placed. The colonies had disowned all allegiance to Great Britain by the declaration of independence; but the question was far from being decided. Kentucky was then a remote part of Virginia, which at that period was unable to render the settlement any efficient aid. The troops raised by Colonel Clark were on a hazardous and doubtful enterprise into the country of the Illinois. Boonesborough was a feeble garrison, with about fifty effective fighting men, now besieged by a force nine times their number. Terms of a most favorable kind were offered; the only onerous condition being that which required allegiance to the King. No requisition was made, that they should take up arms agains their country. Hundreds of persons, whose patriotism remained unquestioned, under the pressure of circumstances, had been compelled to give in their adhesion to British authority. Besides, Boone and his men were anxiously and hourly expecting a reinforcement, which would have turned the scale. And they saw in the terms of the treaty evidence of fraud. They knew well that the treaty would never be carried into effect. Every moment of time they gained was precious. No end could be gained by resistance, till the enemy should commit some overt act, that would nullify the whole procedure, and give them an opportunity to fight on the defensive. This was soon given in the treachery of the Indians while shaking hands.> PECK:89-90

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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1: At Boone's Station: <On one occasion . . . four Indians came to the farm of Colonel Boone, and nearly succeeded in taking him prisoner. The particulars are given, as they were narrated by Boone himself, at the wedding of a granddaughter, a few months before his decease, and they furnish an illustration of his habitual self-possession and tack with Indians. At a short distance from his cabin, he had raised a small patch of tobacco, to supply his neighbors, (for Boone never used the "filthy weed" himself,) the amount, perhaps, of one hundred and fifty hills. As a shelter for curing it, he had built an enclosure of rails, a dozen feet in height, and covered it with cane and grass. Stalks of tobacco are usually split and strung on sticks about four feet in length. The ends of these are laid on poles, placed across the tobacco-house, and in tiers, one above the other, to the roof. Boone had fixed his temporary shelter in such a manner as to have three tiers. He had covered the lower tier, and the tobacco had become dry, when he entered the shelter for the purpose of removing the sticks to the upper tier, preparatory to gathering the remainder of the crop. He had hoisted up the sticks from the lower to the second tier, and was standing on the poles that supported it while raising the sticks to the upper tier, when four stout Indians, with guns, entered the low door and called him by name. "Now, Boone, we got you. You no get away more. We carry you off to Chillicothe this time. You no cheat us any more." Boone looked down upon their upturned faces, saw their loaded guns pointed at his breast, and recognized some of his old friends, the Shawanoes, who had made him prisoner near the Blue Licks, in 1778, coolly and pleasantly responded, "Ah! old friends! Glad to see you." Perceiving that they manifested impatience to have him come down, he told them he was quite willing to go with them, and only begged they would wait where they were, and watch him closely, until he could finish removing his tobacco.> PECK:141-144 continued

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<I have often seen them get up early in the morning at this season, walk hastily out, and look anxiously to the woods, and snuff the autumnal winds with the highest rapture; then return into the house, and cast a quick and attentive look at the rifle, which was always suspended to a joist by a couple of buck's horns, or little forks. The hunting dog, understanding the intentions of his master, would wag is tail, and, by every blandishment in his power, express his readiness to accompany him to the woods. A day was soon appointed for the march of the little cavalcade to the camping place. Two or three horses, furnished with pack-saddles, were loaded with flour, Indian meal, blankets, and every thing else requisite for the use of the hunter.> Doddridge, NOTES ON THE SETTLEMENT AND INDIAN WARS OF THE WESTERN PARTS OF VIRGINIA AND PENNSYLVANIA:124 quoted in PECK:150-151

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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This story illustrating the difference between the American emigrants and the French inhabitants. <The tenacity with which the old inhabitants adhered to the habits of their ancestors is illustrated very forcibly in an incident, that occurred a few years ago at Carondlet, a French village six miles south of St. Louis. A passenger landed from a steamboat that had run aground on a sand-bar opposite the village, and accosted a young citizen, who had his little horse-cart loaded with wood for the St. Louis market, soliciting a passage for himself and trunk to that place. The owner remarked that he could not take him, for his cart was loaded with wood. The stranger inquired the value of the load in St. Louis, and was told it was worth seventy-five cents. "Throw it off, then," said he, "and I will give you a dollar for transporting me to the city." The honest villager smoked his pipe over the proposition, and then, with the utmost civility, declined the offer; politely remarking, "My fader have always carry wood to market; I do de same ting. Bon jour, monsieur." Wetmore, GAZETTEER OF MISSOURI:174 quoted in PECK:179n

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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Visit to DB 1: <It was in the month of December, 1818, that the author of this memoir, while performing the duty of an itinerant minister of the gospel in the frontier settlements of Missouri, saw for the first time this venerable pioneer. The preceding day had been spent in the settlement of Femme Osage, where Mr. Callaway, with whom Boone lived, met and accompanied the writer to Charrette village, a French hamlet, situated on the north side of the Missouri River, adjacent to which wa his residence. On his introduction to Colonel Boone, the impressions were those of surprise, admiration, and delight. In boyhood, he had read of Daniel Boone, the pioneer of Kentucky, the celebrated hunter and Indian-fighter; and imagination had portrayed a rough, fierce-looking, uncouth specimen of humanity, and, of course, at this period of life, a fretful and unattractive old man. But in every respect the reverse appeared. His high, bold forehead was slightly bald, and his silvered locks were combed smooth; his countenance was ruddy and fair, and exhibited the simplicity of a child. His voice was soft and melodious. A smile frequently played over his features in conversation. At repeated interviews, an irritable expression was never heard. His clothing was the coarse, plain manufacture of the family; but every thing about him denoted that kind of comfort, which was congenial to his habits and feelings, and evinced a happy old age. His room was part of a range of log cabins, kept in order by his affectionate daughter and granddaughters.> continued

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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On the false 1818 report of his death at the salt lick: <A few weeks after this story had obtained currency, the writer told the old pioneer the tale, which the newspapers had made about him. With his customary pleasant smile, the reply was, "I would not believe that tale if I told it myself. I have not watched the deer's lick for ten years. My eyesight is too far gone to hunt.> PECK:4

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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On the Washington DC statuary group, "The Rescue," by Horatio Greenough: <This was intended to represent an incident in the life of Boone; but, unfortunately, it is wholly fictitous. No such event occurred, although recorded with a pictorial illustration in the little work of Mr. Flint, and, like the story of his death, published in seemingly authentic forms.> PECK:5

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<The outside garment was a hunting shirt, or loose open frock, made of dressed deer skins. Leggins or drawers, of the same material, covered the lower extremities, to which was appended a pair of moccasons [sic] for the feet. The cape or collar of the hunting shirt, and the seams of the leggins, were adorned with fringes. The under garments were of coarse cotton. A leathern belt encircled the body; on the right side was suspended the tomahawk, to be used as a hatchet; on the left side was the hunting knife, powder-horn, bullet-pouch, and other appendages indispensable for a hunter. Each person bore his trusty rifle. . . . Their garments were soiled and rent, the unavoidable result of long travelling and exposure to the heavy rains that had fallen.> PECK:23

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<Michael Stoner this day appeared, and claimed a right of a settlement and preemption to a tract of land lying on Stoner's Fork, a branch of the south fork of Licking, about twelve miles above Licking Station, by making corn in the country in the year 1775, and improving said land n the year 1776. Satisfactory proof being made to the court, they are of opinion that the said Stoner has a right to a settlement of four hundred acres of land, including the above-mentioned improvement, and a preemption of one thousand acres adjoining the same, and that a certificate issue accordingly.> Peck comments: <The foregoing . . . illustrate[s] the vague and indefinite descriptions of localities. Many were rendered null from a more definite and specific survey, covering the same land. Many of the old pioneers, besides Boone, lost the lands they had entered and improved, and subsequently left the state.> PECK:97-98n

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<At length he made a successful excursion, and obtained a valuable supply of peltry, which he turned into cash, and then visited Kentucky. He had kept no book account, and knew not how much he owed, nor to whom he was indebted; but, in the honest simplicity of his nature, he went to all with whom he had had dealings, and paid whatever was demanded. When he returned to his family in Upper Louisiana, he had half a dollar left. To his family and a circle of friends, who had called to see him, he said, "Now I am ready and willing to die. I am relieved from a burden that has long oppressed me. I have paid all my debts, and no one will say, when I am gone, 'Boone was a dishonest man.' I am perfectly willing to die."> PECK:174

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<After the decease of Mrs. Boone, his home was with his eldest daughter, Mrs. Callaway, though he passed much of his time with his other children, particularly in the family of his youngest son, Major Nathan Boone. He evinced great attachment to his children and grandchildren, and before his decease he was surrounded by many of the fifth generation. On their part nothing was too good for grandfather Boone, as he was familarly called.> PECK:185

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<Boone was not unfeeling or indifferent to the domestic relation. His affectionate wife, who was an excellent household manager, kindly and quietly consented to this separation, and called into requisition her skill as a housewife in assisting to provide the necessary outfit. He had sons large enought to raise a crop and manage the business of the farm, under the supervision of their industrious mother.> PECK:22

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<The Iroquois, by a pretended right of conquest, claimed the country, as they did all the lands of the tribes they conquered, and at the treaty of Fort Stanwix, in 1768, they ceded their claim, such as it was, south of the Ohio River to Great Britian. Hence Boone and his associates did not intrude upon the rights of any Indian nation, as these rights were then understood.> [Understood, that is, by Anglo-Americans and perhaps by Iroquois.] PECK:27

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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Long Siege <It appears, that, with ordinary skill, with scaling ladders, or other suitable means, they could have entered the fort. The British officer and soldiers, with a strong force of Indians, ought to have taken this fort in less time than they were parleying. The heroism of the garrison deserves high applause. Captain Boone was undaunted; yet he was cool, cautious, and ready to adopt any expedient with hope of success. Every incident that would postpone a direct attack, and increase the chances of the arrival of a reinforcement from the Holston, was regarded as important.> PECK:81-82

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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Long Siege Men who participated in making the "treaty:" DB, Flanders Callaway, Stephen Hancock, William Hancock, Squire Boone, and four others unknown to Peck. Interesting that the first four all moved to MO and were neighbors in the Femme Osage district. PECK:82n

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<As soon as the frosts had killed the undergrowth, and the leaves of autumn had fallen, and the weather had become rainy, with an occasional light snow, Boone began to feel uneasy at home. The passion for hunting became excited. Every thing was unpleasant. The house was too warm, the bed too soft, and even the good wife not the most desirable companion. The chase occupied the thoughts of the hunter by day, and his dreams by night.> PECK:150

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<His first residence was in the Femme Osage settlement, in the District of St. Charles, about forty-five miles west of St. Louis. Here he remained with his son Daniel M. Boone until 1804, when he removed to the residence of his youngest son, Nathan Boone, with whom he continued till about 1810, when he went to reside with his son-in-law, Flanders Callaway.> PECK:161-162

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<The statements given by Filson, from his [DB's] dictation, are authentic, but the style is turgid; yet the old woodsman was pleased with it, and mistook it for eloquence. He was fond of hearing his friends read this narrative.> PECK:7, who discussed this subject with DB in 1818.

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<To gain the skill of an accomplished hunter requires talents, patience, perseverance, sagacity, and habits of thinking. Amongst other qualifications, knowledge of human nature, and especially of Indian character, is indispensable to the pioneer of a wilderness. Add to these, self-possession, self-control, and promptness in execution.> PECK:15

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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The war party arrives on the Scioto: <He had so far learned the Shawanese language, as to understand what they said; yet he sagaciously kept them ignorant of his proficiency. By mixing with the crowd, and seeming pleased with the war dances and other ceremonies, he learned their projected route, and decided at once to escape, and defeat their enterprise.> PECK:

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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Long Siege Upon DB's return he found that PECK:77

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<Boone was now far advanced in years; but his iron frame, after so many years of exposure and suffering; retained an unusual degree of elasticity; his mind was still vigorous, his memory tenacious, and his temper as mild and placid as that of an infant.> PECK:183-184

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<A very general impression existed amongst the American emigrants, that in a short time the country would be annexed to the United States. Colonel Boone declared that he would never have settled in the country, had he not firmly believed it would become a portion of the American republic.> PECK:167

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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The burying party returns: <Immense flocks of vultures were perched on the trees, hovering in the air, or moving over the field among the slain, gorged with the horrid repast. The savages had mangled and scalped many; the wolves had torn others; and the oppressive heat of August had so disfigured their remains, that the persons of but few could be distinguished by their friends.> PECK:134


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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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According to Daniel Bryan <from childhood, he delighted to range the woods, watch the wild animals, and contemplate the beauties of uncultivated nature.> PECK:13

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<Yet in truth we are bound to say, that no such event ever happened. Our backwoods swains never make such mistakes.> PECK:16

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<The leader of the party was of full size, with a hardy, robust, sinewy frame, and keen, piercing, hazel eyes, that glanced with quickness at every object as they passed on, now cast forward in the direction they wee travelling for signs of an old trail. . . .> PECK:24

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<It is evident from Boone's story, . . . that the Indians had no apprehension of an escape. They took no pains for security, set no watch, but all slept soundly.> PECK:28

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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Meets Squire in the woods: <Boone gave the customary challenge, "Holloa, strangers! who are you?" The response was, "White men and friends."> PECK:30

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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<Boone was now in the fortieth year of his age, in the full vigor of manhood, with physical powers capable of great endurance, and a mind thoroughly trained by experience.> PECK:40

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1847

John Mason Peck, LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY, conducted by Jared Sparks, second series, 8 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1847)

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FILSON <took notes from Colonel Boone, and wrote his book at leisure. Hence there are some mistakes in the "Narrative."> PECK:79n

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