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

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John D. Shane interview with Mrs. Samuel Scott, ca. 1843-49: With her father (John McCorkle), mother and family, forted on the Clinch during this war. <One summer . . . (I don't know where Daniel Boone himself was) Daniel Boone;s wife and 2 daughters were at Moore's station. The men had gotten very careless, and while the guards were out, they would all go out and play at ball, and those that were not playing, would go out and lie down, without their guns. This time, only old daddy Thompson was left in the Fort. And Mrs. Boone & her 2 daughters, and Miss Hannah Barr, and 2 or 3 others, determined to load their guns light, like Indian guns, some half dozen, and go out the other side of the Fort from the men, and fire them off as rapid as they could. They then ren in and slammed the 2 gates too, so that no one could or did get in, but one Ben Smith, a young man who jumped over and got his gun. Some were in so great haste, they run right through the pond. They were all exceeding mad, and wanted, some of them, to have the women whipped, and the men had like to have got to fighting among themselves. Had 2 or 3 fights. This quarrel did not grow out of whiskey, for they had none.> 11CC225-226

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