Reuben Gold Thwaites and Kellogg Louise Phelps, FRONTIER DEFENSE ON THE UPPER OHIO, 1777-1778 (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society , 1912)

Boone Captivity 2
Gov. Henry Hamilton to Sir Guy Carleton, Detroit, 4/25/1778: <April the 5th. Mr. Charles Baubin who acts at the Miamis came in from a scout -- not having been able to prevail on the Miamis to act with spirit. He with a young man named Lorimier engaged four score Shawanese from Tchelacase [Chillicothe] and Pecori [Piqua] to go toward the Fort on Kentuck River [Boonesborough], east of the Ohio into which it discharges directly opposite the great Mineamis or Rocky River. The Fort is about 30 miles from the mouth. The number of men in it about 80. Here they had the good fortune to make prisoners Captain Daniel Boone, with 26 of his men, whom they brought off with their arms without killing or losing a man. The savages could not be prevailed on to attempt the Fort, which by means of their prisoners might have been easily done with success [e.g., by threatening to "burn" them if no surrender]. These Shawanese delivered up four of their prisoners to me; but took Boone with them expecting by his means to effect something. By Boone's account, the people on the frontiers have been so incessantly harrassed by bparties of Indians they have not been able to sow grain; and at Kentucke will not have a morsel of bread by the middle of June. Cloathing is not to be had, nor do they expect relief from the Congress -- their dilemma will probably induce them to trust to the savages, who have shewn so much humanity to their prisoners & come to this place before winter.> Thwaites4:283-84

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