Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DRAPER began historical research into Boone and his world in 1838 when he was 23; he roamed the West for half a century, His efforts resulted in nearly 500 volumes of material. ELLIOTT:x

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<The Boone tradition is full of tales that stretch the imagination. Although not even Boone scholars are willing to ignore them all, they have come to us circumscribed by the writer's hesitation, labeled as legend and conveyed with a conspiratorial wink, or told in the text and denied in the chapter notes. I have tried not to do that. In almost every case, it seems to me, there is evidence enough on which to base a judgment between what actually happened and what did not. And so I have left out the stories I did not believe in, but ofer the others without apology, including those from the less well-known source material and obscure Draper passages that, until now, appear to have gone undiscovered.> ELLIOTT:xi

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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ELLIOTT: xi

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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1720: <At a solemn assembly of ye people called Quakers . . . the said Squire Boone took the said Sarah Morgan by the hand [and] did in a solemn manner declare that he took her to be his wife, promising to be unto her a faithful and loving husband, until death should separate them, and then and there in the said assembly the said Sarah Morgan did likewise declare.> Quoting GWYNEDD FRIENDS MEETING BOOK from SPRAKER:32 in ELLIOTT:7

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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SHAWNEES in Oley PA. <In May 1728 troubled flared. A misunderstanding over some meat led to angry words and suddenly the tentative friendship between alien races was shattered. Shots were fired; a Shawnee brave fell wounded. Soon the district was swept by panicky rumors of an imminent Indian attack. Forbearance was in short supply on the frontier, and fear stifled reason. Before long the whites had worked themselves into such a state that Justice of the Peace George Boone himself had to rush out and save two Indian girls from some hotheads agitated enough to kill them in cold blood. Boone sent an urgent call for help to the Royal Governor in Philadelphia.> [GEORGEBSR 3/12/1728] <This time it did not come to a fight. But George Boone's allegiance to his Quaker faith was undergoing new strains on the harsher soil of this frontier world. In England, the Friends' pacifism had seemed godly; at the edge of the wilderness, in his view, it was delusive and downright dangerous.> ELLIOTT:8

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Daniel Boone was lastingly touched by the Quaker spirit. Unlike most on the frontier, he would never be possessed by the "war spirit." But neither would he suffer indignity lightly.> Claims accounts that DB involved in fistfights in defense of the odd ways of the Friends -- their black clothes, their "thees and thous." But provides no citation. ELLIOTT:9

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<By the time he was fifteen he was the best shot in Exeter and his prowess as a woodsman was known across the township.By observation and trial and error, by persistent self-reliance, he had taught himself to live congenially in the wilds and to profit from its bounty. From early spring to late fall, one eye on the cows, he kept the family table supplied with meat. In the winter, when the furs of the beaver and otter were heavy and rich, he was off trapping. Twice he went with Henry Miller to Philadelphia where he exchanged his pelts for gunpowder, flints and hunting knives, enough for himself, his father and all his brothers.> no citation ELLIOTT:15

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Daniel Boone's earliest memories were of Indians calling on the family, squatting in a cluster outside the stone house [?] and talking with words and hand signs, and of the Quaker neighborliness shown them by the elder Boones. Indians fascinated him. . . . All his life he would find it easier to talk to Indians than to most of his own people, and the Indians responded to his openness with affectionate regard.> No citation ELLIOTT:11

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Rachel D. Griscom to LCD, Reading PA, 12/3/1888: Commenting on the Quaker records she had transcribed for him -- 1C24 quoted in ELLIOTT:213n

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<In 1750, preparing to leave, Squire sold his land to his wife's relative, William Maugridge, for a pittance. Maugridge had no better luck with it and in the end had to mortgage it to a prominent friend in Philadelphia, Dr. Benjamin Franklin. So it seems clear that Squire finally left Pennsylvania not only because his standing in the community was decisively undercut but because he had not fared well financially. The primitive agricultural methods of the time -- the same crops in the same fields, year after year -- had depleted the land; and though he had five looms, they often sat idle for want of customers. Of all the Boone brothers, Squire appears to have been the least prosperous. His brother George, with whom he had come to America, left, at his death, fifty pounds for each of his ten children, and seventy-five pounds for each grandchild, a substantial sum for the time, as well as land holdings, mill and waterworks.> ELLIOTT:213n

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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While the family remained in Augusta county VA, with Henry Miller, DB hunted all the way to the headwaters of the Yadkin -- 150 miles southwest. After a year's trapping and hunting they took their catch back to Philadelphia and sold it for $1300. <But they stayed on in the city and in three weeks of wenching and merrymaking spent every penny. Daniel, who returned laden with gifts for the family, does not seem to have regretted the spree, although he never went on another. But he would live a long lifetime impervious to the craft of money management, always confident that as long as there was game in the forest he could recoup any loss, repay any debt.> ELLIOTT:21

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<A story is told of his arriving there [Salisbury] one spring afternoon, his horse laden with the catch from his winter trapline. Two men loitering outside asked if he'd care to join them in a shooting match, with perhaps a small wager to lend interest. That sounded friendly, Daniel said, and the three went to a nearby field where, to the apparent chagrin of one of the men, Daniel soon won ten dollars shooting at three targets. "Look here," that one said, "I'll bet you a hundred dollars against your furs on one more shot." "If you're sure you want to," Daniel replied. The man was quite sure. It was the old story of the country bumpkin as intended victim. The target cut into the next tree had been prearranged, with a bullet hole emplanted only a hairbreadth from the bull's-eye. All the townsman had to do was pull his shot wide and claim the prepared one. Daniel dutifully congratulated him on the shot. But he was not taken in. He had seen the muzzle swerve and knew at once that he had been assigned a fool's role. Putting his rifle to his shoulder with particular care, he drove his bullet straight through the bull's-eye.> no citation ELLIOTT:22-23

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Most prominent family in the area the Bryans, another Quaker family which had emigrated from PA. The patriarch, Morgan Bryan, was past 80. Mary Boone married William Bryan in 1754. At this wedding DB probably met Rebecca, Morgan Bryan's granddaughter, no citation ELLIOTT:24

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Several veterans of KY exploration among the rest: Thomas Walker (commissary general to VA troops), Christopher Gist (lead scout), John Findley (teamster with the PA wagons). <In the long evenings, when the expedition ground to a halt and gathered strength for the next day's assault on the blind forests, John Findley invariably drew a campfire crowd with his tales of Kentucky, for its legend haunted the frontier.> ELLIOTT:28

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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4/1753 SQUIREBSR bought 640 acres on Buffalo Creek from agents of the Earl of Granville. By grant of the King, Granville owned all the northern half of NC colony, 26,000 square miles. Annual quitrent of more than L8 on his property; had to clear and cultivate at least 20 acres every 3 years. 12/1753 he bought another 640 acre tract on the west side of the Yadkin, land that rose up gently from the generous bottomland of a lively creek -- here he built the family home. A single story, single room log cabin, 20X20. no citation ELLIOTT:23

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Daniel Boone was back on the Yadkin before the end of summer, bringing with him a small walnut table and a desk carved by a fellow wagoner. He would not soon forget the catastrophic end of Braddock's expedition nor its lessons, but that was benind him. Now his thoughts were fixed on the future and buying the two pieces of furniture had not been an impulsive act. He was old enough to be thinking of a home of his own. Like many another young man home from war, he was thinking about a particular girl -- Rebecca Bryan.> no citation ELLIOTT:31

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott quotes the following as things DB said in the Yadkin, saying they come from VanNoppen -- although I don't find them in my notes: <Men are like horses: as long as you hold a lump of sugar in front of a horse he'll keep going, keep strong. But once he's eaten the sugar he's likely to want to stay where he's at.> <I woundn't give a hoot in hell for a man who isn't sometimes afraid. Fear's the spice that makes it interesting to go ahead.> ELLIOTT:33

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Summer of 1754 Shawnee band attacked a settlement some two miles from Salisbury. Catawbas and settlers rushed to drive the raiders off, killing five. They recovered rifles and trade goods of French manufacture. Shawnee once struct a settlement at Buffalo Creek, close to Boone land, killing 13 and taking 10 prisoners. no citation ELLIOTT:25

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Little by little Daniel quit using the Quaker thee and thou and although he never joined a church, presumably unwilling to be bound even by rules of religion, he always retained a rugged personal faith in God.> no citation ELLIOTT:33

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Boones forted in Fort Dobbs, to the west, garrisoned by Captain Hugh Waddell and a company of 46 militiamen. <In February 1760, Fort Dobbs itself was attacked by a strong force of Cherokees, and though they were beaten off by the rangers, Rebecca had had enough. She was pregnant a third time and persuaded Daniel that they had to leave the Yadkin until the Indian wars ended. Many, including Sarah and Squire and their younger children, had already gone. In the spring, Daniel packed his family and belongings into a two-horse wagon and rode off toward Virginia. His younger brother Edward, called Ned, and his sister Elizabeth and her husband, William Grant, went with them.> To Culpepper, not far from Fredricksburg, the market town on the Rappahannock. There DB hired as a wagoner carrying tobacco from farm to market. <There was much about Virginia society -- cautious, correct, privileged -- that rubbed against his rough frontier egalitarianism, and he felt sometimes ill-used.> ELLIOTT:37

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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no citation ELLIOTT:38

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB wanted to get back to hunting, impossible in this settled part of VA. no citation ELLIOTT:38

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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At some time in this long hunt (1760) he was with an old slave named Burrell [I find his name nowhere] who had once grazed cattle on the far side of the Blue Ridge and who knew the country. [no citation] Together they hunted and explored the hills of eastern Tennessee. On his way back by way of Yadkin he joined a company mustered by Hugh Waddell. Elliott says he hurried back to Culpeper to sell his catch, to provide for his family, then back to Yadkin to join the company. Boone among the final battles of this war, systematically destroying the Cherokee villages, driving the families into the hills. DB there when the Cherokees treated for peace on 11/19/1760. At the end of this campaign he went hungint with James Norman, a Culpeper neighbor and Nathaniel Gist, in the great horseshoe mountains curving from NC to TN and VA. Spring 1761 he returned to the cabin on Sugartree creek to plant a crop; hunted through summer; harvested in autumn; then with Norman returned to Culpeper to bring the family back. <It had been twenty months since he had last seen his family.> no citations ELLIOT:38-39

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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REBECCABRYANB FAMILYLIFE JEMIMAB When he returned from TENNEXPLORE and CHEROKEEWAR, after 20 months away: <There was a new baby in Rebecca's house. Whose was it? Daniel asked, his world falling toward ruin. "She is your brother Ned's," Rebecca replied. Her face was drawn with anxiety but her voice was steady and unafraid. She said that she had been so long along, that the other men had returned from the Cherokee War but Daniel had not. She couldn't even be sure whether he was alive. And Ned had come to comfort her and he had looked so much like her Daniel -- and so it had happened. No one can know what thoughts went through Daniel Boone's mind, what dark impulses tore at him in the next silent moments. Then he asked the baby's name. Jemima Boone, she told him, head high. "Well," he said eventually, "if the name's the same it's all the same." And they began packing to return to North Carolina and no more was ever said about it between them, not ever. Daniel loved Jemima as his own, and she went where he went, even after she was married and had children of her own, to Boonesborough and Missouri, and he lived out his last years in her house.> <The story of the new baby is told by Thomas Norman, whose father migrated to Culpeper from North Carolina with the Boones and later fought alongside Daniel with Waddell's rangers. It was obviously not a secret at the time, but the tale grew blurry with the years and Rebecca's illegitimate child was variously said to have been Susannah, Lavinia or Rebecca. But two facts are incontrovertible; first, that Norman is the only witness among the many who afterward claimed to know the truth to testify from direct knowledge -- his father had returned to Culpeper with Boone later in 1762, saw the new baby and, of course, knew that it could not be Daniel's; and second, that none of the other Boone children's birthdates, as given by either Spraker or Douglass, accords properly with any of Daniel's subsequent long absences from Rebecca's side. Along with Norman's account, Draper reports all the inaccurate ones, which were probably kept alive by Richard Callaway's animosity toward Daniel, and by the fact that many in Rebecca's family sided with the Tories during the Revolution. But, remarkably, either piety or a misplaced protectiveness toward Boone has kept all his earlier biographers from dealing with the false rumors or reporting the plain truth of Jemima's birth.> ELLIOTT:39-40, 215n

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Once hunting alone, "thinking to have a good breakfast," DB killed a buffalo at the edge of a milling herd; but his shot stampeeded the herd, and they charged in his direction. Only by leaping behind a tree and jabbing them with his rifle barrel as they thundered by did he save himself. 4C45 cited in ELLIOTT:57

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Boone spent an unhappy summer [of 1767] castigating himself for not having gone with Cutbirth and the others, and eventually came to believe that they hadn't asked him (they had) because at thirty-four he was too old for their company.> no citation ELLIOTT:50

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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This is the way Elliott tells the Tate story: <That year [1764] Boone was involved in an unpleasant incident. A sickly woman named Tate, a neighbor to Rebecca's father, was in danger of losing her small wheat crop because her husband was off on a hunt and there was no one to do the threashing. When Boone heard this, he went to the Tate place and made short work of the job. But just as he was finished the husband appeared and, covering his guilt that another had had to do his work, accused Boone of an improper interest in his wife. Boone replied that he felt sorry for Tate because being a fool and an ingrate was more of a burden than any man should have to bear. That led to blows, and though Boone thoroughly thrashed the other, the episode further oppressed him.> no citation ELLIOTT:46

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott sees DB's friendship with him as a sign of DB's conservative, anti-political nature. Elliot has Henderson as a favor giving DB the job of laying out a wagon road "the best and nearest, from the Shallow Ford upon the Yadkin River to the Town of Salisbury." <But the friendship wasn't all one-sided. Henderson's legal circuit brought him to Salisbury often and he liked to sit in Steele's Tavern and listen to the lean hunter tell of his journeys into the wilds, the sharp blue eyes in the weathered face bright with memory of the marvels he'd beheld -- the lush lands and the boundless hunting grounds on the far side of the dark green mountains -- an empire whose edges he had barely touched.> no citation ELLIOTT:44

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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1762 two men kidnapped the daughter of a nearby farm family, and DB led the group that rescued her. Cornelius Howard, a respected member of the community, was found to be in league with a ring of thieves; Howard was married to Rebecca's sister Mary. [I don't know where he got this.] He prevented the lynching of Howard and made him lead the vigilantes to the gang's hideout, where they surprised the gang. ELLIOTT:41-42

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott has DB joining up as a wagonmaster in Forbes campaign against Fort Duquesne in 1758. <Many a larger stream had to be bridged and on one, over the Juniata River, Daniel Boone killed a man for the first time.> ELLIOTT:34-35

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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In ca 1762 SQUIREBSR was licensed to operate a "Publick House at his own Plantation." Rates, set by the county court: <Rum and whiskey and other spirtous Liquors -- 6 shillings per gallon; Dinner of Roasted or Boiled Flesh -- 1 shilling; Lodging per Night in a good bed -- 2 pence.> The venture did not prosper. WALL:43 cited in ELLIOTT:216n

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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There were corrupt magistrates, sheriffs, land agents -- all who oppressed the unlettered backwoodsmen with exhorbitant fees, injustices of various kinds. The Regulators tried to reform things by taking the law into their own hands. Crushed in 1771. Later there were those who were bitter that DB had taken no part in this. ELLIOTT:42-43

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Occasionally he went to a militia muster in Salisbury, then spent the rest of the day with the other young married men of the community target shooting, at which he always won, or betting on cock fights, at which he almost always lost.> no citation ELLIOTT:34

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott has DB opposing fire hunting because it was an unfair and cruel way to get meat. <When someone told him that a fire hunter had accidentally been killed by the crossfire of another, he expressed no sympathy and was taken for "a cold cuss."> no citation ELLIOTT:46

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott quotes DB as saying these things to his son James: <Wisdom comes by facing the wind. Fools let it carry them.> James asks him to hurry: <Hurry? Why don't you know that a man will overrun a lot more than he'll ever overtake?> citing VANNOPPEN:191 ELLIOTT:45

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott follows John Haywood, CIVIL AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF TENNESSEE in having DB working for Henderson as early as 1764, when he was quoted (by Haywood) as saying to some hunters returning from the west that he <wished to be informed of the geography and locography of these woods, saying that he was employed to explore them by Henderson & Co.> ELLIOTT:45

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB squandered the money from his first long hunt; Henry Miller regretted it: <Our grandfather told Boone if he chose he could go on hunting and trapping -- but for his part he intended to quit and settle down, make monay and keep it, which he did.> 20C26 ELLIOTT:21 citing VANNOPPEN:77

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Governor Matthew Rowan of NC on emigrants, 1751: WALL:21 cited in ELLIOTT:22

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Never wholly and simply either the daring wilderness scout or the friled land speculator, but a complex amalgam of conflicting daydreams that goaded him into stunning acts both of bravery and foolishness, often at the most inconvenient moment for my narrative.> ELLIOTT:x

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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During the herding summers DB got very cloe to his mother; and he became her favorite. <Some say that his inability to hate another human, even an Indian and even in the face of terrible provocation, came from Sarah.> no citation ELLIOTT:14

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Squire Boone Sr bought a 25 acre range about 4 miles from the homestead in 1744; too far to bring the cattle home each night, DB was designated hersman; would go there with his mother who did the milking in a tiny summer cabin. Away all summer. Six summers. ELLIOTT:13

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<I KNOW Daniel Boone drank whiskey, that during at least one period in his life he lived with an Indian girl, that his wife once bore an illegitimate child -- and in 1976 these things can be told.> ELLIOTT:x

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Left 5/1/1750. Crossed the Susquehanna and continued west to Carlisle; then down the crudely cut road south into the Cumberland valley. Crossed the Potomac where met by the Shenandoah; ferried across by a man named Robert Harper. ELLIOTT:17

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<He used to tell his children that he never spent a single day inside a schoolhouse, in any capacity, and there is no reason to doubt their recollections.> no citation ELLIOTT:13

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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In the Yadkin, the Boones heard, there were <so many bears in autumn that common hunters could kill enough to make 2,000-3,000 weight of bear bacon.> 1B39 cited in ELLIOTT:16

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Here he was in wilder country, closer to the mountains he loved to roam. But still he remained restless and dissatisfied.> ELLIOTT:47

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Maj. John Field, William Hill, and three others (all old militia friends from Culpeper), Squire, John Stewart (bro-in-law). ELLIOTT:47

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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SQUIREBSR died in 1765; his gravestone is the oldest in present Davie county NC: "Squire Boone, died in the 69th year of his age in the year of our Lord, 1765." ELLIOTT:216n

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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no citation ELLIOTT:24

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Near Winchester, Augusta county VA, on Opequon Creek, the family remained for a year, Squire practising blacksmithery and probably renting farm land. Left for NC in fall 1751. ELLIOTT:22

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Passage to America was L35 for six full fares and two half-fares. They left Bristol on 8/17/1717 (NS). Eight week voyage. Landed in Philadelphia 10/10/1717 (NS). ELLIOTT:5-6

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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SQUIREBSR Had moved from North Wales PA where he had married Sarah Morgan, to his father's location at Oley by 1730. ELLIOTT:7

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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APPEARANCE on NCREMOVE six months short of 16, medium height, slim, brown hair tied behind in a neat club. ELLIOTT:18

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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CUMBERLANDGAP Indians called Ouasioto

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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REBECCABRYANB and DB married by his father, as JP, 8/14/1756


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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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RHENDERSON gets DB's letter of the Shawnee attack 4/7/1775. Heavy snow, within sight of Cumberland Gap. Leading nearly 50 men, mounted and armed, number of slaves, 40 loaded packhorses, herd of cattle, train of wagons. <But almost from the first day, overly venturesome scouts got lost and horses wandered off. They were so ineptly led that on the very doorstep of a hunter's paradise they resorted to slaughtering cattle for food.> DB had warned against wagons. They necessitated more road widening. Clinch highlands they had to be dismantled and carried over along with contents. At Martin's Station could take them no further <along the narrow, rock-bound trail.> 5 days lost storing much of the goods. <His partners were particularly unsettled as they saw the shrewd, incisive courtroom lawyer buffeted and often bewildered by this wilderness world.> no citation ELLIOTT:86

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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With the Boones, five families from the lower Yadkin; a contingent of Bryans, 40 men from various settlements, agreed to meet them in Powell's Valley; Russell's people from Castle's Woods. <It has long been a tradition that the irresistible attraction of a new and open land set these brave spirits, and those who followed, on the path westward. But it is also true that Boone and the others who set out that early autumn day to settle a strange new country were as much pushed as pulled. . . . Most . . . yearned for it as an escape from crushing debt and the pernicious quitrent system that meant a man was never quit of paying rent even after he had bought his land and no matter how hard he worked. For them this far country promised an end to rapacious tax-gatherers and crown-sanctioned extortionists, freedom from the laws of a tidewater aristocracy that showed little understanding and less compassion for the poor border inhabitants. These were the grievances that made the West increasingly appealing and sent the frontiersmen of the 1770s into Kentucky.> ELLIOTT:70-71

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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no citation ELLIOTT:72

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Says he met Captain William Russell at Castle's Woods in Clinch Valley on his return from KENTUCKEXPLORE4. no citation ELLIOTT:70

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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When the others turned back DB and family remained in David Gass's cabin in Castle's Woods. no citation ELLIOTT:73

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<James was a good son, and I looked forward to a long and useful life for him, but it is not to be. . . . Sometimes I feel like a leaf carried on a stream. It may whirl about and turn and twist, but it is always carried forward.> ELLIOTT:74 says "Boone later wrote" this, and cites 6S80 -- LCD's interview with Nathan and Olive Boone. The Van Noppens also quote this passage in a longer form, also unattributed: <Though we defended ourselves and repulsed the enemy, yet this unhappy affair scattered our cattle . . . [and] so discouraged the company that we returned forty miles to the settlement on Clinch River. . . . [this clearly from Filson, but the next I can't locate in his text] James was a good son, and I looked forward for a long and useful life for him, but he is not to be here. It does no one any good to rebel needlessly . . . . Sometimes I feel like a leaf carried on a stream. It may whirl about and turn and twist, but it is always carried forward. If one can only find the right way, that is not so bad.> VANNOPPEN:118 Checking my notes of the Nathan and Olive Boone interview, I find no such quote, and given that I've noted it both here and in VanNoppen, I doubt if I'd have passed on it there.

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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7/8/1774 a group of settlers staking out land a few miles north of Harrodsburg were set upon by 20 Shawnees and 2 settlers were killed. The next day Harrod evacuated. Two parties of Preston's surveyors returned to the settlement on 7/24/1774 to find the place abandoned with this message nailed to a tree at the river landing: <Alarmed by finding some people killed we are gone down this way.> The largest group of surveyors, 9 men under Hancock Taylor, had no warning. 7/27/1774, paddling down the Kentucky, they were fired on from the bank, killing one man, mortally wounding Taylor who later died. The surviving 7 wandered, somewhat aimlessly. Were eventually located by Boone and Stoner. On 8/26/1774 DB led them back to Clinch. ELLIOTT:76

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB responsible, after his promotion, for 3 forts (Moore's, Blackmore's and Russell's) and 56 militiamen. Campbell wrote to Preston that but his men were not. Here the story of Rebecca's trick at Blackmore. ELLIOTT:77-78

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott calls it the "ancient Cherokee treaty grounds." Henderson and DB on the grounds by the first days of March. 1200 Cherokees. Fed by dozens of Watauga families hired by Henderson. No rum until the treaty was signed. Attakullaculla called Henderson "Carolina Dick." He claimed to speak for the Cherokees, expressed himself in favor of the treaty. Dragging Canoe, his son [?], asked to be heard: This threw the proceedings into tumult, with heated arguments on all sides. Henderson suspended the proceedins, and called the chiefs to a feast. DB, The next day it was decided. Then Henderson asked for the "path grant:" Dragging Canoe: But Henderson prevailed. Defeated, Dragging Canoe pounded his foot on the earth where he stood and flung his arms toward the mountains: Afterward Dragging Canoe took DB's hand and drew him aside Signed on 3/17/1775. citing Kincaid and Ranck in ELLIOTT:80-81

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<All the daylight hours they swung their axes at trees and the sinewy canes, counting their advance not in miles but yards, but leaving behind a clear and passable track in the wilderness.> When they struck the Warriors Path at Moccasin Gap, gateway to the rugged Clinch Mountains, the work was easier, for they had only to widen the way, and carry off dead logs. Down to the Cumberland Gap the trail had been pounded smooth by generations of migrating buffalo; but across, the hills were overgrown with scrubby trees, and there were bogs with immense canebreaks. Here the work was tortuous. ELLIOTT:83-84

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Over the week after receiving word from DB counted nearly 100 men streaming back into VA for fear of Shawnees. ELLIOTT:87

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Spring 1774 DB returned to the site of the grave; found that wolves had dug part way into it, and refilled it. Elliott does not have him disinter them. ELLIOTT:74

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1976

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Elliott uses the Nathan Boone interview thus: This when he hears the sound of Indians coming. Actual quote from the Nathan Boone interview: Subtle but significant difference. ELLIOTT:74

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1976

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NB: other accounts have someone else doing the burying, DB not there, and only seeing James's body when he returned to dig him up. no citation ELLIOTT:73

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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On 4/20/1775 -- Henderson's 40th birthday -- <a Virginia judge, shown a judgment for debt against Daniel Boone with the notation that he possessed "no goods," issued a warrant for his arrest. Across the back of it someone [a constable?] soon wrote, "Gone to Kentucky."> no citation ELLIOTT:89

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Twitty was saved from being scalped by his bulldog, which snapped at the ankles of the Shawnees until they tomahawked him. Then they withdrew because of the men's fire from the woods. ELLIOTT:84-85

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Each man was to be paid L10 10s, about $53, enough to buy more than 400 acres in KY. DB had been promised 2000 acres. ELLIOTT:83

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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On 4/1/1775 DB leads his men down Otter Creek to the Kentucky river, the site of what will become Boonesborough. The buffalo herd were a token that they had reached the promise land.

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Captain William Twetty commanded a NC contingent of 8. He was ELLIOTT:82

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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But other accounts have Susannah Boone Hays along with her husband as camp-keeper. ELLIOT:82

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Even as some of the men unloaded the horses, others, with the eternal land hunger of the frontiersman, were pacing off lots.> ELLIOTT:88

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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After DB's return from his exploration <busied himself applying to judicial authorities in England to gain some semblance of legal sanction for the purchase of Indian lands.> ELLIOTT:70

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Governor Josiah Martin of NC referred to them as an <infamous Company of Land Pyrates,> whose invation to <many Debtors, and other persons in desperate circumstances to desert this Province would result in the great injury of creditors.> citing North Carolina GAZETTE, 2/24/1775 in COLONIAL RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLINA (Raliegh, 1890) 9:1122-1125 in ELLIOTT:79

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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NC official Archibald Nelson to friend Andrew Miller: citing MVHR 1(1914):351 in ELLIOTT:79

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<He moved his family to the Watauga Valley in Tennessee so they could be closer to him, but he was seldom home.> ELLIOTT:70

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Col. William Preston: militia commander and chief surveyor of Fincastle County VA -- including the great Ohio valley.

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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The settlers were <those who first brought their wives and children to a home in Kentucky.> What about the Shawnees? <This handfull saved the West for the United States.> ELLIOTT:82

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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In 1775 he <lately taken with the rugged Christian faith of the southern uplands and turned occasional Baptist preacher. . . .> ELLIOTT:82

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Writing of 4/1775, Elliott calls it <Shawnee-swarming wilderness>. ELLIOT:88

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott begins this story with DB removing the balls from the stacked rifles of his Shawnee hunting companions at what he thought was the conclusion of their hunt. They started home, when a deer suddenly broke from the forest just 10 yards in front of them. The lead man fired, point-blank, and the deer sprinted away. [This part I cannot locate] Fearing he was about to be found out, DB called out: <I'm going back to Kentucky!> and started racing down the path. <At twenty paces, he spun around, just as half a dozen Shawnee rifles blazed away at him. "Hey, good shooting!" he called, shaking the buckskin apron of his breechclout in front of him as he started back. Standing before the dumfounded braves, he lowered the apron with a flourish and let the stolen bullets fall to the ground. "Here," he said with a broad grin, "take your bullets -- Sheltowee big medicine man. He ain't going anywhere." For a moment more the Shawnee continued to stare at him, mesmerized. Then understanding at last that it was all a joke, they fell to laughing so hard that some of them had to sit down. Soon the whole village was shortling about Sheltowee the medicine man. He was truly one of them.> [This part is very loosely taken from Ephraim McLain to LCD, 16C7[1-2]] ELLIOTT:126

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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When he returned to Boonesborough: says this is from Draper's Life, but I don't find it in my notes of 4B192-193 ELLIOTT:129

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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no citation ELLIOTT:124

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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no citation ELLIOTT:125

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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no citation ELLIOTT:124,125

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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ELLIOTT:125-126

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Men complaining on the march that their feet would freeze; DB: and handed over a pair of his own socks. Citing VANNOPPEN:192 in ELLIOTT:121

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB forced to run the gauntlet; DB says to BF, citing 11C64 which is Joseph Jackson's interview, but I don't find it in my notes. ELLIOTT:121

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Boone refuses to carry any burdens on the trip to the Shawnee towns. ELLIOTT:120

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<"Don't fire or we will all be massacred!" Boone called out. "You are surrounded!"> no citation, but a restatement of Joseph Jackson, 11C62[4-5] and Nathan Boone 6S107-110. ELLIOTT:118

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott quotes Blackfish as follows: <When the Red Coats came to us and offered us much paint and many guns to fight the Long Knives, we refused. But out great chief Cornstalk went to the fort of the Long Knives to talk peace with them. Then the Long Knives murdered him and his son, although they came in peace and without arms. The spirit of chief Cornstalk calls out from his grave to us to take revenge for these murders, and we will do it.> DB then responds that the Long Knives who killed Cornstalk were full of treachery, and dishonored the whites, but were not of Boone's tribe, that the Kentuckians only wanted peace with the Shawnees. Blackfish: <We will kill them anyway.> DB: <Perhaps, but many Shawnee will fall, too. There are thirty good riflemen at the licks and twice that number at the fort.> VANNOPPEN:139 Then Elliott has Blackfish respond: <Cornstalk will not rest until we take revenge.> DB: <He will rest if you take prisoners. And the Red Coat governor in Detroit will pay you twenty pounds for each one.> this cited from 57J27 (Trabue's diary [sic]) -- which is certainly not in the painstaking published version. Both quoted in ELLIOTT:117-118

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott quotes this conversation between DB and Captain Will: <"Howdy, Captain Will," he said cheerfully. "You steal my horses, remember? You put a bell around my neck. But then I run away, right?" Captain Will laughed with glee and clapped the smiling white man on the back. "Boone, you not run away this time," he said.> This almost wholly made up. See only close source, Nathan Boone interview at 6S106-107. ELLIOTT:116-117

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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The British <could have won all of Kentucky to their side with little more effort and less cost than it took to woo the Indians. A war for independence was an outlandish concept in the far-off settlements; the Indian danger was real. Most emigrants felt no special affinity for the colonies they had recently abandoned; some even sided with the British and, as the fighting spread across the seaboard and partisan passion was inflamed, many declared Tories fled North Carolina seeking a haven in remote Kentucky, among them a number of Rebecca's relatives. In any case, the settlers almost surely would have allied themselves with any government that recognized their land claims and promised to protect them against the Indians. But the British were blind to this alluring possibility. Instead, they persisted in their campaign to win Kentucky by terror . . . and so assured the settlers' ultimate allegiance to the newly created United States of America.> What this statement does not appreciate was the chance that the Indians-British might have won; that it was a reasonable calcuation on the part of the British to cast their lot with the tribes; that the balance of power was nowhere so decisively in favor of the Americans as this implies; there is much of the savor of inevitablism here, as in much of Elliott's narrative. This is important in an attempt to really paint Kentucky as a middle ground." ELLIOTT:101

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott has Fanny hiting the Indians with her paddle, it breaking. Five Indians, 3 Shawnees (one the son of Blackfish) and 2 Cherokees (one Hanging Maw). <But in accordance with fundamental tenents of both the Cherokees and Shawnee, the girls were not molested, an unlikely forbearance had the captors been white.> The rescue: DB and Floyd leading. <They caught sight of the camp at a range of thirty yards and stopped. They saw the girls, Betsey sitting against a tree and the other two with their heads in her lap.> Someone fired prematurely, missing. The sentry was Blackfish's son, shot, fell into fire, managed to rise and stagger off. Jemima: <That's Daddy!> One Indians flung his tomahawk at Betsey and it buried itself in the tree trunk agains which her head had been resting. No pursuit, DB assuming the fleeing Indians would be met by Callaway's mounted party; <But next day, when the horsemen caught up with Boone and his men, Callaway lamely reported that he had seen the tracks of the retreating Indians and decided to return to Boonesborough. Boone did not ask the obvious question -- how the fleeing Indians, without arms or even moccasins and with at least two wounded, managed to slip through Callaway's hands -- but others did. And Callaway, though relieved to have his daughters safe, was moodily aware that all Boonesborough would soon know that Boone had succeeded and he had failed.> DB later learned from the Shawnees that both wounded Indians had died before reaching the Licking. ELLIOTT:101-109

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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The sources for Elliott's quotes in the telling of this tale: 1. Hanging Maw to Jemima: <"You Boone's girl?" "Yes." "And they too?" "Yes," she lied Then she pleaded with him to let them all go. Hanging Maw shook his head and grinning, said, "Well, we do pretty good for old Wide Mouth this time.> [103, citing 6S78-79 AND 16C76; there is nothing like this at either of those places. Indeed, I can't find this exact conversation reported anywhere. For very similar dialogue, which Elliott has obviously transformed, see interview with Nathan and Olive Boone 6S95-96, and Delinda Boone Craig, Nathan's daughter, 30C47] 2. DB to David Gass: <"How are you feeling after your swim?" he asked. "Cold." "Well, here is a worthy way to keep warm," he said, and hurried him back to the for for the needed supplies.> [105 citing 11CC14, interview with John Gass; but I don't have this in my notes.] 3. Rescuers complaining about DB not following directly on the Indian trail; DB responded [106, citing 11CC16, interview with John Gass; but I don't have this in my notes.] 4. Betsey leaped up, rushed toward the rescuers, almost brained by one of them, mistaking her for an Indian; DB grabs his arm, "For God's sake, man, don't kill her now!" [107, citing 4B474; actually found at 4B96 -- perhaps we're using different pagination; primary sources for this, statement of Matthew Dixon, son-in-law of Elizabeth Callaway Henderson, at 15C25[16] and 24C30[5]].

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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After the girls' kidnapping there was mainly quiet at Boonesborough. On Christmas day a war party attacked a Harrodsburg company on its way for ammunition, then besieged McClelland's Station, whose settlers retreated to Boonesborough after beating them off. In 1777 there was unpredictable, random violence: small raiding parties roamed the woods or lurked outside the settlements waiting for the chance to steal a horse or take a scalp. Firebrands hurled into cabins at Harrodsburg. no citation ELLIOT:109-110

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB supervised the strengthening of the fort, beginning the very day he returned with the kidnapped girls in 7/1776. Erected two tall blockhouses, competed 3/1777; all the cabins finally palisaded. Kept two scouts, Simon Kenton and Thomas Brooks, reconnoitering the north side of the river all the way to the Ohio. Had 28 other armed men. 3/1777 2 men working in a field near the fort were shot dead by the Shawnees. A few days later DB jumped by an Indian as he tracked a bear along a nearby creek; hand-to-hand combat until DB drowned him by holding his head under the water with his knees. The creek still called Drowning Creek. Here Elliott inserts the turkey gobbler story. no citation ELLIOTT:111

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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4/24/1777: Cows refused to go to pasture. DB sent 2 men to the river to investigate, bring back an armfull of firewood. Returning, arms loaded, shots from woods drop Daniel Goodman, the other ran for the gate. Six Indians from the woods tomahawk Goodman. Kenton ran towards him, firing as he did, killed first Indian, Others took flight as DB and 10 more armed men came out the gate. DB and men ran past Goodman's body, 60 yds from the gate. Then 50 Indians broke from the woods behind them and cut off their retreat. They had left few men within the fort; had to get back or all would be lost. The men fired a volley, and with no time to reload charged into the body of Indians, swinging their rifles. DB hit in the leg, shattering his ankle. Shawnee instantly astride him, tomahawk swinging, but Kenton fired and shot him dead. Another Indian on DB, grabbing his hiar to raise the scalp; Kenton rushed up and smashed his head with his rifle stock. Dropped his gun, swung DB up in his arms, and ran toward the fort. Other men also carrying or dragging the wounded. Fought their way back. As Kenton reached the gate, Jemima sprinted out and lent him a hand. Shawnee retreated; left the fort. ELLIOTT:113

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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In late May the Shawnee returned, firing on the fort from daybreak until long after dark. Then again on 7/4/1777 with an even stronger force, burning out the collection of cabins in the hollow. Two days. Killed one man, destroyed all the crops outside the fort walls. No gunpowder. Here DB made it. Reinforcements came later in the summer: 40 Virginia militiamen with William Bailey Smith, bringing with him the first American flag seen west of the mountains; others also. ELLIOTT:114

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Unable to cure hides or preserve game, faced day after day with a dreary diet of turnips and cornmeal mush and only an occasional slim ration of flavorless venison, the settlers grumbled about the lack of salt and worried over the sickness it threatened. With salt, they could be warmly dressed in deerskin jackets and adequately fed on cured meats; without it, the bitter winter would take a heavy toll. And so the salt-making expedition had been organized, now, while the Indians were likely wintering in their Scioto villages and a troop of eastern militia was on hand in case a few stray warriors ventured south of the Ohio.> ELLIOTT:115

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Took ten kettles of water to make a bushel of salt; all day the men busy fetching water and chopping wood to keep the fires high. By the time of their capture they had manufactured 300 bushels of salt. ELLIOTT:115-116

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<The best Virginia could do was legitimatize some actions the Kentuckians had already taken on their own: a fixed period of military service was mandated for every able-bodied man; and Daniel Boone, James Harrod and Benjamin Logan were given captains' commissions in the Virginia militia and appointed commanders of their respective forts.> This in 1777. ELLIOTT:111

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<The journey had taken nearly two months, a long and tedious time for Rebecca [she having just given birth to and lost her son William]. The fort, when she first saw it from the hills flanking the long meadowland, was a welcome sight. From the distance it must have seemed to her little different from others she had lived in. Closer, the differences became painfully clear. There were still only a handful of cabins, many unfinished and open to weather and the curiosity of passersby. There was no privacy, no well, no stockade, no fortifications. Outside, the straggly cornfields lay within easy rifle range of the wooded bluff across the river [I thought they were in the plain north of the fort?]. . . . And they were three hundred miles deep in the wilderness, and the next nearsest place of human habitation, Harrodsburg, they told Rebecca, was, "not nearly so advanced as Boonesborough." She had lived on the frontier all her life, but always within a day's ride of a town, a store, a doctor, a militia troop. There were none of those amenities here. There was only what they had brought and would build, and no one to fall back on but each other. And accepting it all, this remarkable woman went to work settling her family into the cabin her husband had built in the hollow down from the fort. It had never occurred to Boone that she might do otherwise.> no citation ELLIOTT:97

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<There was even a soothsayer, a shrewish sprite of a woman who professed the ability to read a man's character by looking into his eyes. Whether she could or couldn't, her judgment seemed decisive. <If she found a man to be a coward," notes the company ledger, "he stood a poor chance to get his washing or mending done.> This seems a total invention on Elliott's part, out of a much more interesting comment of Nathaniel Hart Jr. in file 17CC1; but he cites FCHQ 1/1947:46, so perhaps the invention is there. ELLIOTT:98

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<When the proprietors claimed seventy thousand acres of choicest bluegrass for themselves and raised the price of land for everyone else, the settlements passed from dissent to mutiny.> Here see the petitions from Harrodsburg and Boonesborough. <Boone took no part in all this. He was tugged by conflicting loyalties -- his natural sympathies with the people but unable to turn his back on Richard Henderson, to whom his hopes, if not his fortunes, had been tied for fifteen years.> no citation ELLIOTT:99

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<The fact is that the people of the Transylvania colony had very little power under the authoritarian government he imposed.> Proprietors could veto legislation, appoint judges and all other civil and military officers, collect a perpetual annual quitrent -- a mark of vassalage. <Henderson had badly underestimated the character of these pioneers he sought to rule. Headstrong, free-thinking spirits like Boone, Harrod and Floyd had not turned their backs on the restraints of the East to risk everything for the privilege of becoming the docile subjects of a feudal barony in the West.> ELLIOTT:94-95

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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The fort: as of 6/1775: no citation ELLIOTT:93

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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When Henderson noted that Nathaniel Hart "coldly" endorsed his choice of a site for the new fort, then refused to have anything further to do with it, it indicated, Elliot says ELLIOTT:93

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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From the beginning there were those who did not accept the notion of a proprietor's colony in the west -- foremost among them settlers themselves. James Harrod, <a swarthy, strapping frontiersman with rough manners and a bulldog determination,> not frightened by Indians, nor likely to be by the Transylvania Company. John Floyd, leading a 30-man surveying party, came in wanting to know if Henderson would make them a grant of land on reasonable terms, otherwise they would settle on the north side of the KY. Henderson gave both of these men leave to stay where they were. ELLIOTT:91

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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The white man's hand could be ruthless too. Many a warrior's scalp was shamelessly carried back to the settlements, and at Harrodsburg they fed Indian bodies to the dogs because they believed it would make them fierce. Mainly these things were done to bolster the settlers' own courage.> no citation ELLIOTT:110

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Word comes in August 1776 [date?] of the Declaration. <There were those at Boonesborough, the Bryans among them, who regarded their oath of fealty to the King as sacred and thought the revolutionary fervor dangerous tomfoolery besides. They would have a difficult time in days to come, and would create difficulties as well.> ELLIOTT:108

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Did they [the settlers] see themselves as America's pioneers, charting the way for civilization? It's unlikely. Most had their own grievances against "civilization" and were glad to leave it behind.> ELLIOTT:90

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB's bill no citation ELLIOTT:95

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott quotes John Adams at the Continental Congress on the colony: citing FCHQ 1/1947:13 in ELLIOTT:96

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB arrived at Booneborough with his family, 21 guns (men), and a string of packhorses, on 9/8/1775. <Although the Transylvania Company was to become a footnote to history, the return of Boone with his family assured the continuing life of Boonesborough.> ELLIOTT:97

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Incident with Shawnee two days before Christmas, 1775: Colonel Arthur Campbell went "cabining" with two youths named McQuinney and Saunders: McQ killed, S. lost. From the petition of Boonesborough residents with the list of dead or captured these are listed: William McWhinney [sic] and Samuel Sanders.

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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After the Christmas 1775 incident many people left. Col. William Russell warned the settlers to return before it was too late. By 7/1776 only 200 remained of the 500 who had come. ELLIOTT:100

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Ned married to Martha Bryan, Rebecca's sister. <Since he'd brought his family to Kentucky the year before, he and Daniel had become particularly close; they never spoke of Ned's liaison with Rebecca nearly twenty years before.> Out together to make salt at the Blue Licks. Started back by way of Hinkston Creek; stopped to let their horses rest and feed "not far from home" [Boone's Station?]. Bear suddenly appears, DB took hasty shot, wounded it; DB followed; Ned on bank of creek, cracking hickory nuts between two stones, watching horses. <Boone's shot had not been off by much. The bear had gone only a hundred yards before it fell dead and Boone already had his knife out to begin the butchering when shots rang out through the woods upstream. Before their echo died, he heard the Shawnee shouting: "It's Boone! We killed old Boone." He stood rooted to the spot. In a bizarre flash of time, the years fell away and he was remembering his return to Virginia after all the long months of the Cherokee wars -- the new baby in the cradle, Rebecca saying how lonely it had been, that Ned had come to comfort her, THAT HE HAD LOOKED SO MUCH LIKE HER DANIEL. . . . And so Ned was dead. An Indian dog, having picked up his scent, came yowling downstream. Turning to run, he dropped his ramrod and dared not to go back. He darted into a canebrake. The Indians were now close behind, but that was not his dilemma; alone he could lose them in the cane. But the dog would not be shaken off. It came baying after him, then running back to make certain its masters were closing the gap. And without a ramrod his empty rifle was useless. But Boone's moment came. Gaining enough of a lead to pause, he slashed down a stalk of cane with his knife and made it serve as a ramrod. With his rifle loaded again, he crouched in wait for the dog and shot it dead. He could hear the Indians cry out in rage when they came on the body, but by then he had slipped into the depths of the canebrake and was beyond pursuit.> Next day back to bury his brother. Indians had cut off his head and taken it away. On his way back to home he hunted a winter's supply of meat for widow Martha and the children. citing 22C7 [letter of Daniel Bryan] and Bradford [31C2:101]. There is almost no support for the psychological part of this; best of it is in letter of Thomas Bouchelle at 9C68[5]. ELLIOTT:159-160

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Meanwhile [after the court-martial], it happened that troubles of another kind would keep Boone in the East for a full year. Rebecca finally had heard that her Daniel was alive, having survived both Indian imprisonment and the long siege. But almost at the same time, mean-spirited neighbors in Boonesborough and the Yadkin made sure that she also heard how Daniel had taken a squaw during his captivity. In other circumstances, after nearly a year's separation her tears and recriminations soon would have been calmed by their joy in being together. Now, though, living amid her Tory relatives, Rebecca was counseled daily "not to return to the dangers and exposures of Kentucky" -- the Yadkin was well out of the revolutionary ferment, they reminded her. [But was it?] Finally Rebecca said she meant to stay where she was. . . . Boone spent those rankling months trying to counter the Bryans' pernicious influence and arguing with Rebecca to return with him to Kentucky. By the end of the following summer, when he had organized a new company of settlers and it was clear that he meant to go back whether she did or not, Rebecca reluctantly, but inevitably, began to pack.> Firmest base for this speculation is Nathan and Olive Boone 6S144; but otherwise there is almost no support for any of this. no citation ELLLIOTT:154-155

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott 3: Quotes the 4 charges laid out in Draper's life [4B254], as taken from Trabue. <Then the witnesses were called, and they made a strong case against him. Callaway said that the Shawnee war party was not headed in the direction of the salt makers' camp when Boone was captured, but that he led them there nonetheless and persucaded the men to surrender. Hancock and some more recently escaped prisoners testified that "Boone bargained with the British commander and said he would give up all the people at Boonesborough" [quoting Trabue] in return for which he was indulged with presents and treated with warm consideration; that when he returned to Chillicothe he lived as one with the Shawnee, taking a squaw, making salt with the warriors, hunting with them and repairing their rifles, and though he had many opportunities to escape, was content to stay four months and more in the Indian camp. Several Boonesborough officers, called to recount events at the fort before the arrival of Black Fish and his army, said that Boone had encouraged a large party to make the expedition to Paint Lick town, promising them furts and other booty. Question: Had not the escaped prisoner, Hancock, warned that the Shawnee meant to strike at that time? Answer: Yes.> Except for the sentence before the bracket, all this is made up. ELLIOTT:151

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Elliott 4: <Callaway returned to say that Boone later showed the highest regard for the chief Black Fish; and that he tried to lead the garrison's best men out of sight of the fort where, on a pretext of making peace, they were to be taken captive or killed on the spot. "Col. Callaway said that Boone was in favor with the British Government, that all his conduct proved it, for everything he did played into their hands." [Paraphrase of Draper's summary of Trabue's one-sentence summary of Callaway's testimony.] There must have been few among the onlookers who doubted Boone's guilt when the prosecutors finished. Some, resenting his prominence, were glad that he was to get his comeuppance; others, even among theose who had followed him into Kentucky, had come to blame Boone for his wife's Tory kin and were now only too glad to lump him with them. There were even a few who harked all the way back to the time of the Regulator troubles in North Carolina and remembered that Boone had sided with Richard Henderson and the other King's magistrates against the people. To those who believed in the gaunt and graying frontiersman sitting in the dock, the outcome looked bleak indeed.> Except for the sentence before the bracket, this is all made up. ELLIOTT:151-52

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1976

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Elliott 5: Has DB making his own defense. At Detroit . [These two quotes paraphrased from Trabue.] He had stayed as long as he did to delay the attack; and when he was sure it was about to begin, he had left to warn them; the time He regretted this had not been done. [Can't place this quote.] He escaped in time [Can't place this quote.] ELLIOTT:152-153

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott 6: total fabrication ELLIOTT:153

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott 2: Not a single officer at Boonesborough would join Callaway in preferring formal charges. He had to go to Logan's Station and persuade Benjamin Logan to do it. Papers were drawn, a military court impaneled, and DB placed under arrest. Confined to his cabin [at Boonesborough?] DB wrote to Rebecca; letter "so full of uncharacteristic profanity" that she cut it up with her scissors. This is quite a distortion. The only real information on this comes from Daniel Bryan, 22C14[12] ELLIOTT:150

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott 1: ELLIOTT:149

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege Wednesday, 9/16/1778. Indians storm the fort, set fire to roof. ELLIOTT:145-146

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Thomas D. Clark: quoted ELLIOTT:149

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege citing 4C24-26, but I think he's made most of this up, I don't find it there; the story is in the record, but not the dialogue. ELLIOTT:144

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege Death of Pompey. Men call derisively "Where's Pompey?" Indians reply that he had gone to fetch more warriors, one settler gleefully shouted "He's raising them from the dead, boys -- they're coming hot from hell!" citing Draper's bio and 11CC13 but I don't find this quote at all ELLIOTT:144

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege DB orders countermining. The men took to throwing the rocks from their diggings over the embankment at the Indian diggers. The Shawnee citing 11C76 and 57J27, although I find it at 4B239 and 19C20 (perhaps elsewhere as well) in ELLIOTT:142

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege John Holder to Mrs. Callaway after she upbraides him for swearing: "Let me go to my duty now, woman, for if you will not forgive me, God damn it, He will!" citing 11CC13, but I don't find this quote in my notes but the following: ELLIOTT:143

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege Failure of negotiations, fighting begins: ELLIOTT:139-140

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege Negotiations 3: BF calls for "shaking long hands," drawing hearts close to symbolize long friendship. This was the decisive moment, Friday, 9/11/1778. Scuffling began, shots fired from both sides. Just as DB had put marksmen in the bastion, so BF had hidden them under the bluffs. DB knocks BF to the ground. Elliott cites particularly here R. S. Cotterill, HISTORY OF PIONEER KENTUCKY (Cincinnati, 1917; reprint Berea, KY: Kentucke Imprints, 1972):145 -- ELLIOTT:139 Cotterill quoted 222n.

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege Negotiations 2: Thursday 9/10/1778 [?] Settlers set up tables, Indians provided delicacies from Detroit; feast in the hollow. Pipes passed, whiskey dashed down. Negotiations set for afternoon. DB thought it likely that the fighting would begin then. He ordered his best marksmen to the northwest blockhouse, ready to fire "into the lump" at the first sign of trouble. The negotiators: DB, Smith, Callaway, Squire Boone, Flanders Callaway, William Hancock, Stephen Hancock, William Buchanan. DB called BF on the yound men hovering around. BF requests evacuation of the fort. Denied. Then: <"Friends and brothers! As you have purchased this land and paid for it, you must keep it and live on it in peace."> Proposed the Indians return home, the settlers remain with their property; the Ohio be the boundary between the two peoples; both be allowed to hunt and trade on either side; end to horse stealing; settlers to take oath to the British crown and submit to Hamilton's authority. Settlers immediately agreed. BF: <"Then we shall live as brothers and this treaty shall bind us both as long as the trees grow and water runs in the Kentucky River.> Elliott: ELLIOTT:138

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege Negotiations 1: Evening Wednesday 9/9/1778: BF and DeQuindre approached the fort under white flag and demanded the response. DB BF's face hardened with disappointment. He had counted on DB's word. Now he had lost face before his men. DeQuindre and he counseled. Then Dequindre: MHamilton had sent them on a mission of peace; their orders were to avoid bloodshed and he believed this till could be done. He proposed that nine Boonesborough men meet with the chiefs the following day to draft a treaty. Once it was signed, the Indians would go back to their villages and there would be lasting peace between white men and red.> DB: He was looking to delay, hoping the reinforcements would come up. citing Draper's bio, ELLIOTT:137

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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WOMEN Long Siege Afternoon Wednesday 9/9/1778 no citation ELLIOTT:137

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1976

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Long Siege Women continued to walk out to the spring for water; "pretty squaws." All in preparation for the battle. ELLIOTT:136

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege DB went out alone right after the Indians arrived. Then Elliott has him going out a second time in the afternoon of this first day (Monday 9/7/1778) with William Bailey Smith, in his dress uniform, Richard Callaway (at his own insistance). BF held court in an arbor made from small trees, chopped at the tops, covered with blankets and skins. Introduced Lieutenant Dagneaux De Quindre, commander of the French-Canadians, other "white aides,: Moluntha. Smith acted as spokesman. Proposed a two day truce to consider the offer; neither side would carry arms into a thirty-yard neutral zone around the fort. Agreed. ELLIOTT:136

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege DB returned from the conference with BF. no citation ELLIOTT:135

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege Pompey calls for DB; no response; calls a second time; DB responds what do you want; BF with letters from Hamilton; ; BF appears out of the hollow; calls DB by Shawnee name; DB decides to go out. DB told the forters that if they saw him taken, to slam the gate and commence firing. DB went out, was surrounded by Indians; settlers close the gate immediately, hold their fire. DB and BF shake hands, sit down on a blanket spread on the grass. <"Well, Boone, howdy." Black Fish regarded the hair of his adopted son, hnow nearly all grown back, with obvious distaste. "Howdy, Black Fish." "Well, Boone, what made you run away from me?" "It was because I wanted to see my wife and children so bad." "But you didn't need to run away. If you had let me know I would have let you come here." . . . "Well, Boone," he said, "I have come to take your fort. If you will surrender, I will take you all up to Chillicothe and you will be treated well. If not, I will put all the other people to death and reserve the young squaws for myself." Thereupon he handed over the letters from Hamilton, which, in more decorous language, said the same thing, adding only that Boone had promised to surrender his people peacefully. . . . "The great Virginia father has sent us a bigger captain here and he does not want to surrender." But he would return now and try to persuade him to do so.> BF presented a present of 7 roasted buffalo tongues. DB: Before he reached the gate the Indians were already taking corn and shooting cattle. ELLIOTT:134-135

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Raid on Paint Creek Town. DB, says Elliott, interested in taking prisoners. When they learned this, some of the men turned back. DB knew the country well from the period of saltmaking with the Shawnee along the Scioto. The raided a small village at night, spread panic among the Shawnees, stole several horses. Kenton shoots two Indians with one shot; engagement; DB kills one who was about to shoot Kenton: <"Thanks!" Kenton shouted. "Returning the favor," Boone yelled back.> Pushed on to Paint Creek Town; sent Kenton and Alexander Montgomery ahead as scouts; they returned with news all the warriors were gone. DB now knew they were on their way to Kentucky. Left Kenton, Montgomery behind to continue scouting; returned; found the Shawnee army encamped at the Lower Blue Licks: 400 Shawnees and 40 whites. Reached Boonesborough 9/6/1778. no citation ELLIOTT:132-133

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege Waiting seemed more dangerous to DB than doing something. 20 volunteers. Callaway objected, no citation ELLIOTT:132

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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7/17/1778 William Hancock came in. Nine days from the Shawnee towns. Nursed by DB with broth and root poultices. Brought news of the dely of the attack. Said the British had brought presents and four cannon, and would blow Boonesborough all to pieces. DB: <Well, they can try.> <When Hancock, out of Boone's hearing, began telling of the favors shown to him at Chillicothe and Detroit, and of the agreement Boone had made to return with the Indians and British and surrender Boonesborough, Richard Callaway stomped his foot and demanded an immediate court-martial. Cooler heads prevailed: Boone was here and not with the Indians, and if they were to be attacked, that was just as well. They could always thing about court-martialing him afterward -- if they survived.> no citation ELLIOTT:131-132

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<They were a substantial party, among them Boone's brothers Edward and Samuel, and his boyhood friend from Pennsylvania days, Abraham Lincoln. Riding west, too, were a good many Rowan County people, for not everyone along the Yadkin shared the Bryans' devotion to George III, and some Virginians to whom Boone had glowingly described the rich lands beyond the mountains.> ELLIOTT:155

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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1780: After the invalidation of the Transylvania grant, VA set up a land commission to hear settlers' claims. DB seemed to have established clear title to over 3000 acres, <which he promptly sold to raise money for warrants, the right to survey new and larger claims.> Others entrused him with more money (especially Thomas and Nathaniel Hart) commissioning him to act on their behalf. Was riding back to VA with William Grymes. DB with nearly $50,000 in his saddlebags. After the robbery, some held him to strict account, and <over the years he paid them back, one by one.> The Harts, though, forgave the money. ELLIOTT:156-157

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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None of Clark's heroic assaults and captures in the old Northwest <did the settlers any good in 1778 and, in fact, put additional burdens on them. For now the Kentucky forts were made responsible for protecting Clark's rear; bracing to meet the Indian assault that summer, they suffered a further loss of effective defenders when some of the best Kentucky riflemen went off to fight with Clark in Illinois.> ELLIOTT:130

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Upon Boone's return from captivity his ELLIOTT:130

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Summer 1778: The fort had to be repaired; rotted stockade left gaps between cabins; the gates sagged; tangle of brush roots and stumps outside provided plenty of cover for attackers; the inside well had still not been completed. The stockade and gate were rebuilt; the two [?] blockhouses were repaired and two more built so there would be one at each corner; provisions were laid in; lookouts posted; scouts sent out. Logan sent 15 men, Harrod 5. Now there were 50 riflemen, including some boys who had come as packhorse drivers. ELLIOTT:130-131

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege Shawnees crossed the KY river Monday am 9/7/1778 and moved down [?] toward Boonesborough behind the cover of a ridgeline that paralleled the river. When they came opposite the fort, they rode over the hill in two long files, flags flying, and made straight for the gate. ELLIOTT:133

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Long Siege In the Indian force were Shawnees, MIngos, Wyandots, and Cherokees, as well as British and French-Canadians. ELLIOTT:134

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Not long after Callaway's death, DB alone scouting the woods, close to Licking river; stopped to dring at a spring; bullet into tree above his head. [story from Collins 2:49] ELLIOTT:157

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Half the men eventually escaped; two were killed; a few chose to remain with the British in Canada; the rest returned home after the Revolution. no citation ELLIOTT:222n

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<The newly arrived land commissioners were not anxious to appropriate anyone's property; mostly they confirmed the Spanish grants. And when Boone appeared before them bearing Trudeau's letter of invitation to Missouri and his certificates of survey -- bitter experience had taught him how important papers could be -- he had no concern. Ten minutes later, he had been stripped of every acre.> [This is wrong; he testified 2/13/1806; decision rendered 12/1/1809] <But somehow he was not nearly so aggrieved [as he hhad been in the Kentucky lands case]. His sons still had land and the country remained open and full of game. And in Washington, D.C., there were some good men who found the old pioneer's plight intolerable in light of his services to the United States, and they went to work on his behalf.> ELLIOTT:192-193

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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James Davis, killer of William Hays. The indictment: <That one James Davis, being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil, on the 13th day of December, in the year of our Lord 1804, did make an assault with a certain rifle gun, four feet long, and of the value of five dollars, loaded and charged with gun powder and one leaden bullet, and then and there fired and killed William Hays.> [MHR 3:200] <But Boone knew his son-in-law. He was a good and brave man; he had been there at the cutting of the Wilderness Road and fought the Indians at Boonesborough, Bryan's Station and with Clark's expeditions. But he was also a man of high hot temper, grown worse as he aged. The facts were that he had had an argument over money with Davis, a shoemaker and Boone's frequent hunting companion: Davis had gone to the Hays' house to collect; Hays ordered him away; Davis persisted. But not until Hays threatened his life and went for his gun had Davis fired the fatal shot. Saddened, grieving for his daughter [in fact, she had died in 1800] and grandchildren, Boone bound the defendant over to the grand jury in St. Charles, fixing his bond at three thousand dollars. Then he himself signed it and Davis was released. When the trial was called, Davis satisfied the jury that he had acted in self-defense and he was acquitted.> ELLIOTT:190-191

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Received his commission in the summer of 1800. Was now both leading citizen of the Femme Osage as well as its most powerful official -- sheriff, judge, jury, commandant. Held court under a great overspreading elm, the Judgement Tree. Dispensed rough frontier justice, settling disputes, allocating lands, managing public affairs. Decisions: Most common penalty was the whipping post. ELLIOTT:190

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<His faith was his own, and it was unshakable. Some Missourians used to say that God would never cross the Mississippi; Boone never doubted that He was already there when the white men arrived. Yet when a visiting missionary entreated, "Don't you love God?" in an effort to get him to join the church, he replied, "I have always loved God, ever since I can recollect," and feeling that to be sufficient, departed.> no citation [but at 16C47] ELLIOTT:189

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB travelled overland from St. Louis to the site of DMB's cabin. There he built himself a cabin. He eventually selected a tract for his own grant, but didn't bother to move there. The Lt.Gov asked DB if he could encourage another 100 familes in exchange for an additional grant of 10,000 arpents. <It took only a few letters and it was all arranged. Boone was becoming a substantial landholder again.> ELLIOTT:189

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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The public ceremony in his honor on his arrival in St. Louis was the first in his life. Trudeau had been called back to Spain, but he was there to introduce his replacement, Carlos D. Delassus. DB was to be appointed syndic (chief administrator) of the Femme Osage district, an immense area north and west of the Missouri River; was given 1000 arpents; empowered to distribute 400 arpents to each of his followers. no citation ELLIOTT:188

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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One spring day in 1799 chopped down a giant yellow poplar and began hewing out a canoe that measured 60 feet. With him would go Squire Boone, Bryans, Callaways; others who had lost their Kentucky lands. Left in mid-September, crowds of people there to bid farewell. Squire, DMB, and Nathan manned the canoe [pirogue?] which carried the women (Rebecca, Jemima, Susannah) and children along with all the household goods. DB, Flanders, William Hays and a few others drove the cattle and packhorses overland. The two groups reunited briefly at Cincinnati. Crowds of people at the riverside to glimpse "the legendary Daniel Boone." Elbow room comment. Then one of the many elbow room stories, this one from 15C26 ELLIOTT:183

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DMB in 1795, 25 yrs old, journeyed to Spanish MO to look at lands, DMB like his grandfather who had gone to scout America for HIS father. Visited Lt. Gov. Don Zenon Trudeau, who said that if a distinguished man such as DB emigrated to MO, he would be rewarded with a substantial land grant, and lesser grants to each family he brought with him. Trudeau soon wrote to DB to make the offer directly; added that DB might merit a public office as well. no citation ELLIOTT:182

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<The fact is [was] that Boone was no longer a real leader in the affairs of Kentucky. He was almost the only one left of those towering figures who had wrested the country from the Indians and the wilderness -- Floyd and Harrod were dead, Clark discredited, Kenton gone to Ohio where he fought only poverty and was as much an anachronism as the old forts rotting among the weeds. The people didn't live in forts anymore, but in towns, and they kept coming in ever increasing numbers. . . . The names one now heard -- Breckenridge, Shelby, Todd, Wilkinson -- were not those of the men who had manned the stockades, but of a new aristocracy. Manor houses were rising; there were regular streets in the towns, and they were full of merchants, lawyers and land speculators. There were already three hundred people in Louisville. Lexington was building a university. And in places like that a man wearing buckskin and leggings caused heads to turn.> ELLIOTT:179-180

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<In the same year that Kentucky decided to name a new county in his honor, two other counties siezed ten thousand acres of his property and sold them for taxes. Even other people's troubles became his. As one who knew the country from end to end, he was called regularly to testify in the suits and countersuits between rival climants to the same land, and inevitably he made an enemy of the loser.> Here quotes statement about dangers to him, from Nathan Boone interview, 6S217-219 ELLIOTT:181

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Discouraged and disillusioned in business, he ferried his family up the Ohio to Point Pleasant. He found a salt lick 30 miles from the point at the mouth of Campbell's Creek where he build a <comfortable home, a double log cabin of two stories with a porch in front, and tried to forget his troubles.> Here he again seriously took up hunting as his occupation. Nathan was much along. [Which is why he became so much the woodsman, while his other brothers, raised during the businessman phase, were not. Good story here Elliott tells from Nathan interview, 6S199] ELLIOTT:178

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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By popular petition DB appointed commander of the Kanawha county militia [date?], and in 1791 elected to the Virginia assembly, supposedly walking all the way to Richmond. Elliott quotes "a friend": <After tiring with legislation, he picked up his gun and came home.> citing series C "under 1791" [but I didn't take this note] ELLIOTT:179

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Like many others, careless about proper filing procedures, sometimes violated the letter of the law. ELLIOTT:177

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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KENTON like DB was stripped of all his property and wound up in debtor's prison. <The legal brief had replaced the long rifle as the weapon that won Kentucky.> ELLIOTT:177

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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1782-86 DB executed about 150 separate surveys, some for newcomers, more for wealthy Virginians willing to invest in good land if someone else would undertake the hazardous business of finding and marking it, providing them with clear title. He was not much of a surveyor, but had two virtues that made him one of the busiest: he knew where to find the best land, and he was not afraid to strike off into the forests to lay it off, surveyors compass in one hand, rifle in the other. Usual chainmen were DMB and Jesse. Isaac Shelby (1792 Gov. of KY) was also one of his assistants. DB's usual fee about $3, but also worked on shares and was paid in property, sometimes as much as half the land surveyed. ELLIOTT:176-177

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Had come west to write a book about Kentucky, spending the summer of 1783 with DB, <coaxing tales of his life on the frontier.> Boone's autobiography was a sensation. <Written in what Filson pretended were the frontiersman's own words.> <Despite the stilted language, despite the inaccuracies and the passages that came straight from an eastern pedagogue's imagination, the essential appeal of one man against the wilderness thrilled readers throughout America and Europe. Filson's Boone strode the frontier with unconquerable spirit, the very model of the daring trailblazer, little read but with a native wisdom that fitted him for everything he needed to do, brave, upright, God-fearing -- and an absolute dead shot. Some writers would plagiarize Filson and others would embellish even his inventions. The real Daniel Boone receded farther and farther behind the haze of myth. In later years this irritated the old woodsman, but of Filson's book, which started it all, he would only say that it was true, every word, and with the merest trace of a smile, "Not a lie in it."> Citing McClung:79 in ELLIOTT:176

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<A little boy who had never heard of Daniel Boone would have reason to be grateful for this [his] compassion. Not much older that Boone's Nathan, he had been kidnapped by the Shawnee, who decided to raise him as an Indian and concealed the fact that he was their prisoner; his parents thought him dead. But Boone saw him in the Shawnee camp one day and, with the special favor he now enjoyed among them for having saved their chief [no -- Blue Jacket "saved" in 1788; this incident took place in early 1787: letter cited below dated 3/16/1787], managed to secure the boy's freedom. The arrangement was that an Indian prisoner would be released in his place. This didn't sit well with some officious militiamen directing the prisoner exchange; it had not been done according to the rules and they ordered the boy returned. Boone, who seldom displayed his anger, this time gave it free rein. He told the officers that he had a half-dead jackass with more spirit than they had [source for this?] and, in a stinging letter to their commanding officer, wrote, "I am here with my hands full of business and no authority. But if I am not indulged in what I do for the best then it is not worth my while to put myself to the trouble." Then he took the boy back to his parents. Soon after, an Indian prisoner was sent home.> ELLIOTT:176

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Blue Jacket: young Shawnee chief; when peace treaty signed at Limestone summer 1787, he invited 18 yr. old DMB to go hunting with him to commemorate the event. [In 1788] he was brought into Limestone under guard, charged with stealing horses from Strode's Station. Turned over to Boone, locked him in an empty cabin to await the people from Strode's. no citation ELLIOTT:175

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Hunted only once or twice a year now that he was involved with surveying and tavern-keeping. Indications in his accounts that <his business was flourishing. Vouchers presented to the government for payment October 22, 1787, totaled more than a hundred pounds -- a very substantial part of which covered whiskey for both the prisoners and their guards. But that was a full year's accounting and, in the meantime, he had to spend a good deal of time trying to collect money owed for his other work.> I don't know these accounts -- find them. ELLIOTT:174

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Three children still at home: Daniel Morgan, Jesse, and Nathan -- only a toddler. DMB and JB usually working with their father surveying, trading land, horses, furs, guns, whatever. ELLIOTT:175

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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As the port of entry, and the port of departure for raids into the Indian country, he saw many old friends there. Logan's expedition was designed to take prisoners to trade for white captives; in late 9/1786 DB joined the march north. Big Jim, who 13 years before had tortured James was killed on this raid. Moluntha was captured. He and DB chatted all the way back to camp. Here McGary killed him. his citation for McGary quote 22C235 is incorrect ELLIOTT:174

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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ca 1817 and after: <His eyes began to fail and he had to mark his rifle sight with a slip of white paper. Trapping with his grandsons, he was satisfied to stay close to camp now, to do the cooking and skin out the game. But he remained spry enough to help Nathan build a substantial stone house, three rooms below and four above, and to carve seven mantels with a sunburst design for the fireplace.> [evidence? I think the house was built earlier, completed by 1810 or 1811.] ELLIOTT:200

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Harding portrait: DB thought But other accounts insist he had all his teeth, except for the one loosened in the childhood fight and finally pulled by his granddaughter in the 1810s. Says Harding had been commissioned by Rev. James E. Welch and Joseph M. Peck. no citation ELLIOTT:202

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Made two trips. First around 1810 when he met Audubon. On this trip, Elliott says, he identified a disputed corner with the whiskey bottle in the tree. Last time in 1817. With the proceeds of three seasons of trapping and hunting, he went to pay off all his old debts. Visited Simon Kenton in Ohio. ELLIOTT:198

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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They did not leave happily: both Edward and Israel were buried at Boone's Station. They went first to some land on Marble Creek five miles west; two years there. Then in 1786 moved to the Ohio river port of entry. There he turned to surveying, buying, and selling land. He opened a tavern where Rebecca waited on tables. One traveler noted the food in Boone's tavern <was the best I had eaten in many a day>. [from Journal of Joel Watkins in REGISTER 7/1936:219] And built a warehouse to store goods waiting transshipment. <With it all, he eked out a bare livelihood.> ELLIOTT:173

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Death of John Floyd <It turned out to be a double blow to Boone because Floyd, a bold, strapping figure of a man, was his good friend and because he had entrusted the legal management of his land contracts and claims to him. Floyd was one of the most colorful characters of Kentucky's formative years. He had survived the early Indian wars and later led a regiment in Clark's campaigns into the Shawnee territory. In between, he commanded a privateer in the waters off Cuba, was captured by the British and imprisoned in England. Escaping, he fled to France and was befriended by Ambassador Franklin, nearly lost his life to smallpox and finally, in 1778, returned to America to marry and prosper. Governor Harrison thought so highly of Floyd that he appointed him the first judge of the Kentucky judicial district. He was then thirty-two years old. Five weeks later, he was shot down from ambush and died soon after. Afterward Boone's papers were lost and, with them, many of his unsecured titles. It is likely that whatever evidence he had to support his claim to Boone's Station was among those missing documents.> ELLIOTT:172-173

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Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<a charming rogue from New Jersey, . . . an adventurer and land speculator, he persuaded the ever trustful Boone that he could interest men of great wealth in western lands. So saying, he contracted to buy a choice ten-thousand-acre tract and gave Boone his note for a thousand pounds.> He never paid a pound on it. <And yet he did not forget the old pioneer, and in a certain historic sense, finally did discharge his obligation. Some say it was Imlay who first directed John Filson's attention to Boone, leading to the enormously successful "autobiography." It was certainly Imlay, fleeing a Virginia court, who spread the frontiersman's fame abroad. As the lover of Mary Wollstonecraft, the leading feminist of the period, he was welcomed into the radical literary circles of France and England; soon, the European journals were extolling Boone, the "natural" man, and offering firsthand accounts usually vastly exaggerated, of his life and woodland prowess. Eventually Mary Woolstonecraft's daughter married the poet Shelley, whose friend, Lord Byron, was to celebrate Boone in his unfinished epic, DON JUAN.> ELLIOTT:172

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<He remained at Boone's Station until 1783, hunting, surveying and, much against his nature, raising tobacco, for it brought ready cash, of which he was steadily in need. For a time all went well. He was building up his land holdings and providing valuable parcels for his children. But there were auguries of his financial undoing. He gave land away or sold it cheaply to buy warrants for new lands. Sometimes his surveys were faulty or supplanted by other claims; often he had to pay damages.> ELLIOTT:171

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<It turned out that even his title to the land at Boone's Station was flawed and the sheriff came and said he would have to leave.> ELLIOTT:172

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Returning to bury the dead: <There were still far from the river when they saw the scavenger birds sailing overhead. But the battlefield was more appalling than the worst they were prepared for. The mutilated bodies had swelled beyond recognition.> They buried 43, but 77 had died. <Israel Boone was not buried in the common grave at Blue Licks. AFter that work was done, Boone went across the river and found the body of his son in the cave where he had left it and brought it back to Boone's Station. There he and Rebecca laid the twenty-three-year-old boy to rest, a final victim of the last battle of the American Revolution.> ELLIOTT:169

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB sees the retreat beginning. He ELLIOTT:168

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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no citation ELLIOTT:224n

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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ELLIOTT:167

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott has McGary say, citing 6S151-153, not anywhere in my notes ELLIOTT:166

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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11/1781 DB promoted to rank of Lt. Col. in Fayette county militia. 4/1781 sent [elected?] to Richmond to represent the people in Va. General Assembly. ELLIOTT:160

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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<Boone sought a contract to provision the militia, but was not successful at it.> ELLIOTT:180

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB had won Clark's approval to take a hundred men to build a fort at the mouth of Licking; but soon was counter-ordered to take the men to defend Louisville where they were to <build a strong garrison and a row galley.> Quote from unknown source ELLIOTT:162

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Elliott quotes DB on the continuing violence: I cannot locate this -- perhaps in Filson? ELLIOTT:171

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DB now suffering from rheumatism, Sometimes the whole family (or clan) along [see 15C31]. ELLIOTT:178

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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The settlements along the Kanawha having grown, DB moved his family to 10 acres of uncleared land owned by DMB at Brushy Fork, not far from the Lower Blue Licks. ELLIOTT:180

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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ELLIOTT:193

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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Jemima's boy, James Callaway, killed in the battle of Loutre Creek

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1976

Lawrence Elliott, THE LONG HUNTER: A NEW LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE (New York: Reader's Digest Press, 1976)

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DMB and Nathan had to surrender much of their land as well, but between them they managed to retain some 900 acres. ELLIOTT:226n

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