1823

LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF COLONEL DANIEL BOON, THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY . . . ANNEXED IS AN EULOGY ON COL. BOONE, AND CHOICE OF LIFE, BY LORD BYRON (Brooklyn: Printed for C. Wilder, 1823; reprint, Heartman's Historical Series, 1916)

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<He (like the unrefined Savage) viewed apparently the rapid increase of population with more distrust than satisfaction, as he well knew that it would ultimately drive away the wild animals of the forest (with which the country had when first visited so thickly abounded) and that his favorite pursuit would thereby be diminished and in time totally destroyed. Although his many heroic achievements, in protecting the inhabitants of the infant settlements from the bloody tomahawk and scalping knife of the Savages, were justly and duly appreciated by the most respectable inhabitants of the state, yet all compensations offered him therefore in lands, &c., or lucrative offices proffered him, were unequivocally refused by the Colonel, and although of very decent abilities (with one exception) he could never be prevailed on to fill a public office -- to use his own expression "I had much rather (said he) possess a good fowling piece, with two faithful dogs, and traverse the wilderness with one or two friendly Indian companions, in quest of a hoard of Buffaloes or deer, than to possess the best township or to fill the first Executive office of the State."> WILDER:28

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