friday 08 june, 2007
we planned to set from our land on Friday early in the day. Our land lay along the ohio river almost halfway between the falls and the Kentucky river. But the day dawned a gloomy one and before we were nearly packed the rains came on. We couldn’t hardly complain much, for it had been dry for nearly a month.
Finally it began to clear and we kivered our belongings to head on.We were short on provisions but it would have to do if we wanted to make the Fort at Boonesborough before night. I had written to Mr. Farmer to expect us early in the day. But surely they would not suspect Indians - for they would not be about in the wet and raney weather.
They call this land we were heading to the great meadow. It was beautiful as we came upon the kentucky river in the late afternoon. The palisades forced us to the only crossing at Leestown. we were obliged to wade through the shallow waters to the crossing.