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Tales and sketches, from the Queen City

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Includes information on a Kentucky election and on how the Ohio River came to be named.

The Wilderness Road

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A description of the routes of travel by which the pioneers and early settlers first came to Kentucky.

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 6-7 June 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan while on his boat at the mouth of the Tradewater River traveling down the Ohio River, moving to St. Louis. He has visited their brother Edmund in that neighborhood. Tells of his enslaved woman, Philes, dying.…

Letter from Lemuel Wells to Charles Wells, 24 November 1827

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Wells writes about trading along the Ohio River, the recent sale of one of his enslaved women named Hannah for $200, discusses current prices in Natchez and Nashville for apples, cider, flour, and other goods. Notes his location as “150 miles below…

William Brown's memorandum book, 1790

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Memorandum book documenting William Brown's travel from Hanover County, Virginia, to Kentucky, via Fort Pitt and the Ohio River. Included are pages from 1 August 1790, to 1 December 1790.

Broadside entitled "Some Notices of Kentucky, Particularly of its chief town, Lexington," 28 August 1828

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Broadside written by Mathew Carey of Philadelphia under the pseudonym of Hamilton. He briefly outlines the development of Lexington, commenting on its educational and cultural institutions, its churches, businesses, economy and trade. Louisville and…

Proceedings of the managers of the Ohio Canal Company, 11 September 1805

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Proceedings of the managers of the Ohio Canal Company, at Louisville, on Wednesday, the 11th day of September, 1805.