Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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George Hendricks John Heckewelder to Col. Daniel Brodhead, Coochacking, 3/12/1779: <A Young Man whose name is George Hendricks and who was taken Prisoner last year by the Shawenese at Kentuck, when a boiling salt, and some time after had made his Escape, but was retaken by the Mingoes, and now brought by them to fight against Fort Laurens, came to see us in our house. He informs us that the Nations, Wyandotts, Shawenese, and Mingoes, are not at all enclined for peace, that they say they have almost done with the Virginians, that they were well informed by the Governor, that the King of England had killed most of them, and that if they, the Indians kept in a little longer, they would sson be done with the remainder of them, he further says that the Indians mock at the Virginians, pretending to Come in their Country to fight them, and say they dare not come, and that they are Fools in thinking they Could frighten them. We likewise learn by sd Prisoner that it is a Certain fact, that the Governor has been gone already this long time to take the Fort at the Ohio falls, and then proceed to fort Pitt, that the greatest part of the Inhabitants at Detroit, Wish the Americans might Come whilst he is absent, he having most of the Men with him, and that the other party give it almost up, as they believe they will all fall a prey to the Americans before long. that Alexr. McKee & Matthew Elliot were with the Governor. that Simon Girty was gone to Detroit to fetch Amunition for the Warriors, but seemed to be very low spirited, the Prisoner has most of his friends living in Penna. he Cannot Content himself with the savages, and says it is the Case with numbers of other Prisoners he thought of making his escape at Fort Laurens but was Closely watched.> Hendricks was native of Botentourt county VA; ran away at 14 and accompanied DB to KY; captured saltmaker; lived at Pickaway towns where he was an adopted Shawnee; escaped but recaptured by warriors returning from the siege of Boonesborough; severely punished at the Pickaway towns; Kickapoo rescued him and carried him to the Wabash where he was some time later purchased by Isaac Zane for $100; worked for Zane until he had repaid the price; allowed to return to KY with Capt. Abraham Chapline, warning of the 1780 Bird expedition; removed to IL 1786; died there 11/27/1799. KELLOGG2:244-45

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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Relief for expected seige: Col. Arthur Campbell to Col. William Fleming, Washington PA [?], 7/31/1778: <Sir: <By the inclosed Copy of a Letter and deposition [BOONEMSS 7/18/1778 and William Hancock deposition], will be made known the probable distress of the Garrison at Boonesborough. We have a report that no Militia will be Ordered to join General McIntosh on the Western Expedition. If that Expedition should be dropt this year again, it will be unfortunate for the Western frontier, as by the acounts of the prisoners the Commandant at Detroit has effectually set against us the most vindictive Indian Tribes, & no doubt he profits much in a private way by the plunder of our frontier. I propose sending Major [Daniel] Smith of this County with some Militia to the relief of Kentucky, will you please to communicate the matter to the Lieutenant of Montgomery [county] who I understand is now in your County and could one Company be sent from that County I think I can raise two out of this, and hope to have them ready to March, from the Neighbourhood of Mockison Gap by the 15th day of August. Should not there be a call for Militia to go on the Expedition I hope the relief of Kentucky, may prove an essential Service. I have sent on the Kentucky packet to Wmsburg by Express as desired, and expect an Answer will be back this far by the 15th of next Month. Open the Kentucky packet; and please write if you think it proper to the Governor I am apprehensive the Executive Authorities' attention is too much engross'd with the affairs Eastwardly, or else the[y] don't feel for the miseries, that happens on the Western frontier. <I am Sir Your very Humble Servant <Arthur Campbell <P.S. Would it not be an oppertunity for an enterprizing officer from Greenbrier or the point [Pleasant], in the absence of the Shawaneses [against Boonesborough] to make an incursion over the Ohio. A Capt. and 11 Men from Kentucky went within 5 miles of Chilacotha lately undiscovered, and return'd safe [Paint Creek Town expedition?]. <I will be much obliged to you, to send me your sentiments on sending aid to Kentucky. A.C.> KELLOGG2:123

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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Relief for expected seige: Extract from journal of Executive Countil of Virginia: <Aug. 12, 1778: The Governor habing laid before the Board a letter from Colonel Arthur Campbell [7/13/1778], & sundry papers from Kentucky, giving information of the French & Indians at Detroit having a design to make an attack upon the Forts in Kentucky, & asking the advice of the Counsel with respect to what had best be done in the matter: whereupon, the letter & papers aforesaid being read & considered, the Board advised his Excellency to give directions to Col. Campbell, County Lieutenant of Washington, to send a number of men from his militia, not under 100 nor exceeding 150, officered in the usual manner, to the relief of the people of Kentucky; also to order them a supply of lead & powder.> Ed. note: <Col. Arthur Campbell dispatched three small companies under Captains George Adams, John Snoddy, and [?] Hays, all commanded by Maj. Daniel Smith, for the relief of Kentucky. In all about eighty men arrived at Boonesborough after the siege of that place in September, 1778. As their term of enlistment had nearly expired before reaching Kentucky they stayed but a short time and went back to Virginia. They were anxious to attempt an expedition against the Indian towns, but the officers of the Kentucky militia, Col. Richard Callaway, Col. Benjamin Logan, and others decided it was too late in the autumn for such an undertaking. Daniel Boone, returning to North Carolina to visit his family, met the relief expedition on the Wilderness Road.> KELLOGG2:126-27

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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John Heckewelder to Col. Daniel Brodhead, Coochacking, 3/12/1779: Discusses plans by young warriors among the Delawares to capture Fort Laurens; <They laid several schemes as I understood how to become Masters of the Fort, the first was to persuade the Coll. out in order to treat with him, and when performed, and he in their hands, to threatedn to kill him, if he did not write a letter immediately to his Men in the Fort to surrender immediately.> Kellogg notes that <this ruse was attempted with modifications at the siege of Boonesborough.> KELLOGG2:243

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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George Hendricks John Heckewelder to Col. John Gibson, Coshocking, 3/19/1779: <A prisoner by the name of George Hendricks, who was taken above a year ago at the Salt Licks with Capn. Boone, but afterwards made his escape and was taken again by the Mingoes, was forced along with the warriors to fight against your garrison: He thought to make his escape there, but was closely watched; but says if they take him along the next time, he will give them the slip. I told him to try to get inside of the pickets that run from the Fort to the river, where he would be quite out of sight of the Indians, and might speak to you.> KELLOGG2:259

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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DB to Col. Arthur Campbell or Col. Evan Shelby, Boonesborough, 7/18/1778 <Dear Colo: <I have inclosed the Deposition of Capt. Daniel Boone with that of Mr. Hancocks, who arrived here Yesterday and informed us of both French and Indians coming against us to the number of near 400 which I expect here in 12 days from this. If men can be sent to us in five or Six Weeks it would be of infinite Service, as we shall lay up provisions for a Seige. We are all in fine Spirits, and have good Drops growing, and intends to fight hard in order to secure them. I shall refer you to the bearer for particulars of this Country. <I am &c. Daniel Boone <N.B. The original is in the hand write of Mr. Wm. B. Smith and he first signed his own name, which is the cause I understand of a blunder in the language. A[rthur] C[ampbell]> KELLOGG2:115

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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In this letter (David Zeisberger to Col. George Morgan, Coochocking, 6/9/1778) is mentioned the Wyandott/Mingo party that met DB and the Indian saltmakers at the Salt Springs of Scioto: see BCAPTIVITY2 DB escape 1. <The Half King of the Wyandotts [from Sandusky] with all his men & Mingoes with him, a hundred in all, are gone to the fort at Kanhawa; & we hear since that after they killed one white man there & had three of their men wounded, half of his party went home again, & the other half down the river.> KELLOGG2:82

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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Richard Callaway, brother of James, lieutenant of Bedford county, born in Caroline county about 1724. At 16 removed to Beford county. French War captain of militia, attained rank of colonel. With DB to KY in spring of 1775. Father of 2 captured daughters. Representative of KY county in 1777, JP, trustee of a town, commissioned to run a KY river ferry. Preparing the ferry boat, or site, shot and killed by Indians, who mangled his body, 3/8/1780. KELLOGG2:115n

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Louise Phelps Kellogg, ed., FRONTIER ADVANCE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1778-1779 (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1916)

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Captain Will, who first captured DB (BCAPTIVITY1) and later was the adopted Indian father of William Hancock, was known by the English name of Will Emery. KELLOGG2:114n


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