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

Kentuck War
John D. Shane interview with John Rankins, ca. 1843-49: A group from Harrod's Station, including an Irishman, went out hunting [could be in 1786]. <Rain setting in in the evening, they took into a cabin. There was a loft in the cabin, made by placing clapboards over the joice. In this dark place our hunters concealed themselves for safety. . . . After they had quietly secured themselves, seven Indians stepped in below, set down their guns, and kindled a fire, and were seated round the hearth, drying themselves. Our Irishman kept stretching his head forward to see, and the hunters pulling him back. At length the clapboards becoming displaced, lost their proper position, and yielded to the superincumbent weight. "Come on, by Jesus," said the Irishman, as he tumbled through, "come on, boys, by Jesus we've got them." The panic struck Indians waited no longer the event, then they could find the passageway, and make their exit from the house, leaving their firearms, and everything not connected with their persons. The hunters immediately descended, gathered up the booty and made their way to the fort.> 11CC81-83

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