The name of Daniel Boone is a conspicuous one in the annals of our country. And yet there are but few who are familiar with the events of his wonderful career, or who have formed a correct estimate of the character of the man. Many suppose that he was a rough, coarse backwoodsman, almost as savage as the bears he pursued in the chase, or the Indians whose terrors he so perseveringly braved. Instead of this, he was one of the most mild and unboastful of men; feminine as a woman in his tastes and his deportment, never uttering a coarse word, never allowing himself in a rude action.
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John S. C. Abbott was born in Brunswick, Maine, to Jacob and Betsey Abbott in 1805. He was an American historian and pastor and the author of numerous biographies of great figures, including Napoleon Bonaparte and Frederick the Great. He died in 1877.
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