Walter Whipple Spooner, THE BACK-WOODSMEN OR, TALES OF THE BORDERS, A COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL AND AUTHENTIC ACCOUNTS OF EARLY ADVENTURE AMONG THE INDIANS (Cincinnati: W. E. Dibble, 1883)

Walter Whipple Spooner, THE BACK-WOODSMEN OR, TALES OF THE BORDERS, A COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL AND AUTHENTIC ACCOUNTS OF EARLY ADVENTURE AMONG THE INDIANS (Cincinnati: W. E. Dibble, 1883)

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"Although some of Boone's biographers have described him, at the time of his departure on this memorable expedition [1769], as a man of but twenty or twenty-five years, burning with all the fire and energy of uncontrolled youth, and thoushtlessly rushing forward, anxious to meet and experience every danger which the life of the frontiersman can offer, he was in reality approaching the meridian of life; and, far from being rash or inconsiderate, he was as sagacious as he was bold, and as prudent as he was fearless." (SPOONER:329)

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Walter Whipple Spooner, THE BACK-WOODSMEN OR, TALES OF THE BORDERS, A COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL AND AUTHENTIC ACCOUNTS OF EARLY ADVENTURE AMONG THE INDIANS (Cincinnati: W. E. Dibble, 1883)

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The following dialogue quoted by nearly all accounts of the first meeting of DB and SB: <"Who comes there?" "White men and friends!" "Come on, then!"> (SPOONER:337)

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