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

John D. Shane interview with Richard French, ca. 1840s: Recounting the stories told by his mother Keziah Callaway French. <When the siege at Boonesborough was over, the cattle could scarcely low, so nigh famished for want of water.> <Mrs. French always said if it hadn't been for Col. Callaway, the fort would have been surrendered. Boone was willing & wished to surrender. Mrs. French never could bear an indian's presence. Her father was killed, & her brother (Jack), 2 sisters [cousins?], and a cousin (Jones Hoy) were taken by them.> <Mrs. French said Pompey would ride up to the fort, and hollow over "Capt. Boone, Capt. Blackfish wants to see you." Said Boone would rise up, and go out freely to, and among, the Indians. Did so repeatedly. All the women were gathered into a house that was in the centre of the fort. The cattle that were in the fort, & whenever there was a firing, would run round; and the women & children in the house would be put in the utmost confusion.> 12CC205

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