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Adventures of Col. Daniel Boone

Containing a Narrative of the Wars of Kentucke.

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Author: John Filson
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,813 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 2,743 2590
Genre: Adventure

From The Discovery and Settlement of Kentucke.

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en arrived from North-Carolina, and about the twentieth of August following, Col. Bowman arrived with one hundred men from Virginia. Now we began to strengthen, and from hence, for the space of six weeks, we had skirmishes with Indians, in one quarter or other, almost every day.

The savages now learned the superiority of the Long Knife, as they call the Virginians, by experience; being out-generalled in almost every battle. Our affairs began to wear a new aspect, and the enemy, not daring to venture on open war, practised secret mischief at times.

On the first day of January, 1778, I went with a party of thirty men to the Blue Licks, on Licking River, to make salt for the different garrisons in the country.

On the seventh day of February, as I was hunting, to procure meat for the company, I met with a party of one hundred and two Indians, and two Frenchmen, on their march against Boonsborough, that place being particularly the object of the enemy.

They pursued, and took me; and bro



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