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

Domestic Life
John D. Shane interview with William Clinkinbeard, ca: 1843-49: <John Kirk & we got 2 bushels of corn, & that had to do us till we raised. Hadn't corn at Boonesborough to do them. The women, the 1st spring we came out, would follow their cows to see what they ate, that they might know what greens to get. My wife & I had neither spoon, dish, knife, or any thing to do with, when we began life. Only I had a butcher knife. When old Mr. Strode went in, he left a little pot w. us, & when he came back, he brot out some more with him, & we gave him $4 & a french crown, for that we had, & glad to get it. The 1st dishes we had, were made by one Terry in the Station -- a turner. He turned dishes & bowles & being no hunter, exchanged them for meat & tallow to us hunters. A parcel of those dishes out of buckeye, new & shining, & set on some clap-boards in the corner of the cabin, I felt prouder of in those times, than I could be of any dishes to be had now.

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