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State of Kentucky: Richard Henderson & Co., land grant

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Land-grant survey which was made at the request of Robert Burton, Esq., agent for Richard Henderson & Co., on 20 April 1796, after a grant of 200,000 acres was made to the company by the Virginia Assembly.

Map of the state of Kentucky: with the adjoining territories, 1795

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Map showing the Old Northwest and Southwest territories along with their rivers, towns, creeks, mills, courthouses, traces, forts, and salt licks. Includes tracts held by the Ohio, New Jersey, and Wabash Companies, the Virginia donation lands and…

Letter from Richard Clough Anderson to Jonathan Clark, 17 October 1801

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Richard Anderson writes Jonathan Clark from his home, Soldiers Retreat, near Louisville, with William Clark as the letter's carrier since he is traveling east to Jonathan's. He discusses land business, his son Richard Jr., attending school in…

Letter to Anne Fleming from Annie Christian discussing the Christian family's settlement to Kentucky, May 18th, 1785.

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A letter from Annie Christian (Sulevan County, Virginia) to Anne Fleming (Botetourt, Virginia), dated May 18th, 1785. Christian mentions that Sam Ewin traveled ahead to Kentucky with the people enslaved by the Christian family. It is unclear whether…

Letter to Patrick Henry from Annie Christian discussing her estate and the people she enslaves, September 1786.

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A letter from Annie Christian (Cove Spring, Mercer County, Kentucky) to her brother, Patrick Henry (Richmond, Virginia), dated September 1786. Annie instructs Patrick on what to do with her property and the people she enslaves in the event of her…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 4 February 1802

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William Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Redstone Landing [present Brownsville, Pennsylvania] on the Monongahela River updating him on the status of the trip moving Jonathan's enslaved people and some household goods and animals from…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 22 July 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis regarding his enslaved man York, the St. Louis Missouri Fur Company, furs and peltries belonging to the government as part of the Indian trade factory system, and the route he might take in the fall…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 30 October 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Lexington, Kentucky, while traveling eastward to Fincastle, Virginia, that he has learned of the certainty of the death of Lewis. He has written Judge [John] Overton in Nashville for more information and the…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 8 November 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Bean Station, Tennessee, while traveling eastward to Fincastle, Virginia, with an update on what else he has learned about Lewis's death. He also reports on the difficulty they've encountered regarding their…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 26 November 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Fincastle, Virginia, where they are visiting Julia's family, regarding the death of Meriwether Lewis, information he has received from the commander of Fort Pickering at the Chickasaw Bluffs, Gilbert Russell,…