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

Logan Campaign 86
Treaty of 1787 Col. Logan's reply to the speech of Captain Johnny, 2: <Brothers. There is a great many designing men in this country, and some may encourage you to go to war, because they know if you do, that you will be drove out of the country, and then they can go and live where you do, and laugh how they have fooled you. This will surely be the case, & it is you and us must fight the battle. When your country will lie waste, then the Americans will sell it, but if you will live at peace, and keep possession of it, I expect the people of the United States in America, will not take it from you, so you can be a happy people, & live in your own land. As to the prisoners, I am sorry you have not got the young Prince, but he lives very well. I hope this is not the last time we are to see each other, or to exchange prisoners. Our desire is to have our prisoners, whose names we gave in to you, and after they are exchanged, they that have prisoners with you, must purchase them from you as they can. The names of those prisoners that we gave you, their people were at the taking of the prisoners from you, they shewed themselves like men, and warriors, for that reason we gave them the preference. When I do any business of this kind I call on the great man above, to judge men, that I dao all things right. I have considered your request in returning the young Pickaway woman and your getting the young Prince, it appears to me it was their fortune to be both taken at one time -- they were equal to me, and I, not knowing you wished one more than and ther, it has been her fortune to be brought here, now for me to send her back, and bring the young Prince away from his mother, is giving me a great deal of trouble, and I think the great man above will not think it justice, and for that reason I cannot do it; but you may be assured, your Prince will be well treated, and he shall be delivered at the next exchange, and you need not be at any trouble, only send the prisoners to Limestone, where Mr. Jacob Boone will receive them, and sen yours to you. I have no more to say to you, only advise you to go home and live at peace; and I will assure you no army shall march against you from Kentucke. <I am not authorized to treat any farther with you -- only wish a friendly trade could be carried on between us. I hope what has been said, will be agreeable to you, and you and I will set our names thereto.> Signed: Benjamin Logan, Captain Johnny, Pemenaway, Mauernocho, Lathensecak; witnesses: Isaac Ruddell, John Crow, Daniel Boone. Copied by John Shane from the KENTUCKY GAZETTE 8/25/1787. 18CC8-9

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