Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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Judge David Todd (who knew DB in the last years of his life): "a plain gentlemanly man, good memory, mild and equable -- no ruffian -- nor did he partake as far as I have seen, of the slovenly backwoods character. His fondness for his gun and trap and scouring the woods for discovery continued till the last and his friends, by strategem had to prevent his indulgence when too debilitated to encounter them. He was indifferent in the affairs of the world . . . and told me that what lands he had secured had proved an injury rather than a benefit . . . that he abandoned Kentucky in despair of ever enjoying any land there." (KELLOGG1:49)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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3/15/1783 DB sold Gilbert Imlay a tract of ten thousand acres in Fayette Co. between Hinkston's Fork and the Licking River. But Imlay never paid DB, writing him from Richmond VA in 1786: "the state of affairs in this County [is such] that I have not been able to receive a pound from all the engagements made to me. . . . Judge [John Cleves] Symmes has bought some Land of me and its probable as he has not fil'd upon the tracts he may be induced to take the Land I purchased of you . . .; his settling among us will be a general benefit to the Country." Interestingly, Symmes was also connected to Filson; both were interested in lands north of the Ohio [Miami Purchase], and participated in the founding of Cincinnati. Kellogg suggests that Symmes may have been Filson's patron. According to DB's son Nathan: "He early sold a splendid tract of 1,000 acres lying between the head of Elkhorn and Boone's Station to Gilbert Imlay, took his bond for a thousand pounds. Imlay disposed of the tract to others, went to England and died there and Boone lost the whole." (quoted KELLOGG1:53-54, 55-56)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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"The legend of Boone was growing apace. He was represented as a man who hated civilization and fled before it; it was said neighbors irked him and that he had no love for his fellow men. All this talk disturbed the old pioneer; he could endure solitude when necessary for his purpose, but no man ever loved family and friends more than Boone did in his later life. He told a traveler who visited him then that 'nothing embitters my old age but the circulation of the absurd and ridiculous stories that I retire as civilization advances; that I shun the white man and seek the Indians . . . . You know all this to be false." (quoted KELLOGG1:57)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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An important text was Humprhre Marshall, HISTORY OF KENTUCKY (1812), in which DB is credited with the earliest explorations and says that he "did not like Moses, find himself the leader of a host of armed followers, impelled by the fear, or the love, of the Lord to obey his commands. . . . His followers were his voluntary comrades; and the source of his authority was the affection they bore him, and the confidence they had in his sagacity and fortitude. . . . But Daniel Boone is still living, banished by difficulties he knew not how to surmount -- and yet but little known to fame." Marshall went on: "His mind was not of the most ardent kind; . . . his natural sagacity was considerable; and as a woodsman he was soon expert and ultimately supereminent. Far from being ferocious, his disposition was mild, humane and charitable; his temper conciliating, kind and hospitable! Yet his most remarkable quality, was an enduring and unshaken fortitude. He was a man of the most undoubted courage -- cool, temperate, and firm." (quoted KELLOGG1:57)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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Timothy Flint, BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF DANIEL BOONE, THE FIRST SETTLER OF KENTUCKY (Cincinnati, 1844): "a travesty, full of misstatements and invented adventures." "When Mann Butler chided Flint for writing such a work, he jocularly replied that like Pindar's razors it was made not for use but to sell. And sell it did, fourteen editions coming out before 1876; and a new one since 1900. Flint's biography did infinite harm to Boone's fame by representing him in a false light. Yet it was written in such a pleasing style that it was popular and helped to form the common conception of the man." (KELLOGG1:59)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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James Hall SKETCHES FROM THE WEST (1835) published DB documents and letters, and characterized DB as "a strongly marked character . . . with bodily vigor, love of hunting, equanimity of mind." Stigmatizes Flint's bio as "impudent impostures." (KELLOGG1:59)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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Mann Butler, HISTORY OF KENTUCKY (1834, 1836), attempted to correct the false impression created by Flint's bio. (KELLOGG1:59)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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Lewis Collins, HISTORICAL SKETCHES (Maysville, Cincinnati, 1848) carefully weighed historical evidence in his account of DB's adventures. (KELLOGG1:60)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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Governor James T. Morehead, famous Boonesborough address of 1840 was based on Marshall, Butler, and Hall. His was a just account of DB's characteristics and achievements, not overstating either. (KELLOGG1:60)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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Daniel Bryan, THE MOUNTAIN MUSE; COMPRISING THE ADVENTURE OF DANIEL BOONE; AND THE POWER OF VIRTUOUS AND REFINED BEAUTY (1813).

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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James Hall LETTERS FROM THE WEST (1828), speaks of DB as the chief of backwoodsmen who has lately died. (KELLOGG1:59)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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Carl Russell Fish (UWisconsin, author of REPRESENTATIVE AMERICANS): <Essentially Boone was a genius and a happy one. Poised in boyhood between Philadelphia and the wilderness, he shose the latter and he never regretted his choice. . . . His first distinction, however, lay in his skills, those skills adapted to his chosen way of life. . . . He studied enough of blacksmithing to keep his rifle in perfect condition for shooting where powder and ball could not be wasted. He could ike and run and swim and dive a little better than anyone else. His camp sites were well chosen and his camps as clean as the forest, and as neat as the cabin of an old sailor. He could outwit all animals, and the most subtle Indians. And these were not skills to swhich he was born, but intelligent reading of experience and single-minded application. . . . He saw more in the active range of vision than his contemporaries, and his reports were true. He went about 'for to see and to admire.' Without questioning it he loved nature in all its parts, and in his talk, slight as was his vocabulary, he dwelt more on BEAUTY than on FERTILITY. He was essentially a poet, but his technique was in adaptation to his environment rather than expression. . . . Never had a man so animated been given so grand a playground as the Mississippi Valley. Few men have so completely equipped themselves for the life they loved. Those who met him in his chosen field, met their superior, and they met one who gave them eyes to enjoy what was about them. More permanent a contribution than his guidance of his contemporaries into Kentucky has been Boone's guidance of America's youth to the enjoyment of uncontaminated nature; and to the preservation of its beauty." (quoted in KELLOGG1:62)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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John Floyd to William Preston, preceding the battle of Point Pleasant: "Boone has more influence than any man now disengaged; and you know what Boone has done for me . . . , for which reason I love the man. . . . Boone had very little of the WAR SPIRIT. He never liked to take life and always avoided it when he could. He is a type of the better class of our Western pioneers, mild, gentle, humane, generous, and hospitable to a fault." (quoted Kellogg1:51)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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Mentions the Alvord piece on DB, then says: "I am not concerned to support the contention of Professor Alvord that Boone is by no means entitled to his fame, but only to try and explain how Fame, that capricious muse, descended upon our frontiersman and made his name beloved in Kentucky and America. (50) Among the traits she cites: his love of solitude; the combination of beauty and terror in his story; his moderation and self-control; the fact that no one ever impunged his integrity; his firmness but otherwise nonviolent character.

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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DB: "But three things are requisite to constitute a man perfectly happy -- a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife." (quoted in KELLOGG1:50)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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"Although known to Kentuckians and the pioneers themselves from the time he cut the Wilderness Road and led his band of forerunners to the site of Boonesborough, it was not until the events o 1778 that Boone's fame had any vogue in the country at large." After his captivity, defense of Boonesborough, and acquital in the courtmartial, he became nationally known as the "famous partisan Captain Boone." DB was 44 and at the height of his powers: chosen colonel of Fayette county militia, delegate to the VA legislature. (KELLOGG1:52)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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"Boone was not an Indian killer. He told his son Nathan that he believed he had killed Indians on other occasions, but was only certain of the one slain at the battle of Blue Licks. He had little of the vindictiveness of the average borderer who considered an Indian only a 'varmint.' He had a pleasant remembrance of his adopted Indian relatives among the Shawnee and never boasted of his feats of slaying Indians." (KELLOGG1:53)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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In 1780 he borrowed some surveying instruments and marked out a thousand acres on treasury warrants on the main fork of the Elkhorn. Then, when appointed deputy surveyer of Fayette County under Col. Thomas Marshall in 1782 he laid out considerable of his own lands; he entrusted to Col. John Floyd his contracts and rights to perfect, and upon Floyd's untimely death at the hands of Indians his papers were lost and his titles went unsecured. (KELLOGG1:53)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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Lost his lands THREE times: first when Transylvania failed; second during the KY land mess; third in MO.

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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His first entries he sold and with the proceeds bought land warrants and made new entries. Some lands sold, others given away, were found to conflict with other titles; DB compelled to pay damages, many times more than the prices he received for the lands.

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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While keeping a tavern at Limestone, DB purchased a black girl name Loos, for whom the contract exists. (KELLOGG1:56)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, "The Fame of Daniel Boone," in THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL: REPORT OF THE DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO THE 1936 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF KENTUCKY (n.p.: n.p., n.d.)

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1795 -- was so crippled with rheumatism that required Rebecca to assist him hunting. (KELLOGG1:56)

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