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

Kentuck War
John Floyd to William Preston, Beargrass KY, 3/28/1783: <I Sincerely thank you for your very friendly adonition concerning my personal safety; & I mean always to take your advice when it is in my power; but I have sometimes found it absolutely necessary to desend below my station in a command, in order to preserve the country in which I have my little Family. Your anxiety for my welfare is more I am afraid than I deserve but I shall remember it with gratitude.> <We have endeavored to stick to surveying but have been so often interrupted by the Savages that we have made but little progress.> Mentions a friend -- William Buchanan -- badly wounded and left by his own men for dead: <I have long expected something like this to be my own lott; & if the war is continued much longer I can hardly escape, tho' I am now determined to be more cautious than I have been heretofore yet every man in this country must be more or less exposed to danger.> [Floyd was killed by Indians on 4/12/1783 a short distance from his station at Beargrass.] 17CC147-149

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