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

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David Todd to Mann Butler, Columbia MO, 3/17/1834: The son of Levi Todd. Daniel Boone <was a plain, gentlemanly man, good memory, mild, and equable. No ruffian, nor did he partake near as far as I have seen of the slovenly backwoods character. His friendship for the gun, & trap, & scouring the woods for discovery, continued till the last; and his friends, by stratagem, had to prevent his indulgence, when too debilitated to encounter them. He was indifferent in the affairs of the world, and told me that he intrusted to Col. Floyd all his lands, contracts, and rights, to perfect; that the Col's death caused the loss of papers, and that he never looked after them, that what lands he had secured, had proved an injury rather than a benefit, for the uncertainty of location had proved losses to him in sales, that he abandoned Kentucky in despair of ever enjoying any land there; and declared on this side of the Mississippi, he would never recross it. I adverted once to him to the fact that congress had granted him a 1000 acres of land in this country, he said yes, it had done him no good, that he delivered his claim to a Kentuckina, who pursued him on a loss of land in Ky, which he had warranted. He lived and died with a favorite child, and passed his time among them all, who resided near each other.> 15CC126

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