• Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections. Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.

    "The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke". Book by John Filson, the opening lines of "The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon; containing a Narrative of the Wars of Kentucke", 1784.
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