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

Boone Captivity 2
John D. Shane interview with Josiah Collins, ca. 1840s: <I never understood that Boone run the gauntlet, neither do I think that he did. Andrew Johnson was the very first person that made his escape. A small man; came in, in June following. Bartlett Searcy, another. Came in the next spring. I was a great deal with these 2 men; hunted with them; and Andrew Johnson told me a great deal about how they treated them; and I never heard any thing of their running the gauntlet. Understood that the English Gentlemen gave Boone some clothes, and that after they had left Detroit, Capt. Blackfish told Boone he thot they would fit him best. Don't know this, however, nor the affair of the horse. I understood in those days, from others, not from himself, that something like Schull's statement was common. Rode -- hung his saddle up on this side of the river, & came along on foot. Mr. Hancock was the companion that escaped after Boone, & brot advice to Boonesborough that the expedition was put off 3 weeks.> 12CC74

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