SPEECH OF HON. SAMUEL HAYCRAFT, OF THE KENTUCKY SENATE, ON THE BILL TO ERECT A MONUMENT TO DANIEL BOONE AND WIFE (Louisville: Morton & Griswold, 1860)

1860

SPEECH OF HON. SAMUEL HAYCRAFT, OF THE KENTUCKY SENATE, ON THE BILL TO ERECT A MONUMENT TO DANIEL BOONE AND WIFE (Louisville: Morton & Griswold, 1860)

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Debate on building a monument over DB's KY gravesite in Frankfort. Senate committee in 1860 voted against it: DB <was not the kind of man to build a monument over, and if alive, he would despise it; that Nature made the best monument for Boone; the cedar stumps around, the cane, the quiet scenery, the trees, &c., made the most appropriate monument, and that any other kind would destroy the scene.> But Samuel Haycroft argued for a modest $1400 monument "that can be understood without an interpreter." <The primeval forests of Kentucky would not be complete in representing the times of Boone unless the figure of Boone stood in bold relief surmounting it. The scenes of nature around the grave of Boone might make a handsome landscape, but would otherwise be unmeaning.> <The sons of Kentucky asked for the bones of Daniel Boone and wife. The delicate request was granted by their relatives. They were borne here on our arms and deposited in our soil; and all they ask is a redemption of our pledge: six feet square of ground and a decent stone to mark the spot.> After this speech, the bill passed, with the amount increased to $2000. It later passed the House. SPEECH OF HON. SAMUEL HAYCRAFT, OF THE KENTUCKY SENATE, ON THE BILL TO ERECT A MONUMENT TO DANIEL BOONE AND WIFE (Louisville: Morton & Griswold, 1860), available at Filson Club, Louisville.

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