Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Kentuck War
Observations of John D. Shane, which he wrote were suggested by a conversation with Chilton Allen [?] in Winchester KY, whose view was that the Revolutionary War in the western country did not close before the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Wayne's Treaty of Greenville in 1795, an interesting idea. The war in the west was different in several respects: <All other colonies were within reach of succour & supplies. Kentucky was in the midst of an interminable wilderness. 5000 indians between the Ohio and the Lakes, regarded it as their hunting grounds. . . . And Kentucky actually took its root in its inherent resources, before it recd. any essential supply from abroad. Its 1st meat was killed in its forests. Its 1st grain was raised from its soil. Its 1st wealth was in its own lands. Its 1st salt, dried from its waters. And its 1st commerce, the exposition of its own produce.> During the Revolutionary era <Fool-brave was the instinct of the times. A spirit which imbued every member, in every class, of all ages & conditions in society.> 11CC53

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