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

Long Siege John D. Shane interview with Major Jesse Daniel, ca. 1843; 1: Came to KY in 1801. <Mrs. French['s] account . . . was that Boon never deserved any thing of the country. [Keziah Calloway married James French, perhaps at Boonesborough {12CC97}; perhaps this is the person referred to here.] Boone got to Boonesborough 3 or 4 days before Hancock and never told of the Indians. Hancock got there, to the river, so nearly exhausted, he could scarcely call to make them hear to bring him over. As soon as he got over, he enquired if Boon had arrived. They told him he had. He then enquired if he had told them the indians were coming to attack them. Boon said no. Hancock wanted to know the reason, telling them that the indians would be on them almost immediately. Boone excused himself by saying, they would be taken anyhow, and that they might as well be taken by surprise as any other way. 'Twas said also -- Boone actually wanted to surrender, when they did come. But Col. Richard Calloway refused, saying he would never consent for his family to go into captivity among the indians. Hancock's family was there, and he also was wholly unwilling to surrender.> continued

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