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Compagnie de Colonisation Americaine, stock certificate, 1 July 1820

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French stock certificate for one share in the Compagnie de Colonisation Americaine (American Colonization Company). Share is for 100 acres of land in Virginia and Kentucky for an investment of 1300 francs. Yields six percent annual interest.…

Correspondence between George Nicholas the Honorable Robert G. Harper, 1799

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Correspondence between George Nicholas, Esq. of Kentucky, and the Hon. Robert G. Harper, member of Congress from the district of 96, state of South Carolina.

Letter from John and Susan Corlis to Joseph, George, and Mary Ann Corlis, 14 April 1816

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In the first part of the letter, John Corlis writes to George of the poor real estate market and his tight money supply but states that he will be able to cover George's recent drafts. He hopes that George will get the greatest yield from his crops,…

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 from Valentine Meriwether to his father at the Falls of the Ohio, 23 August 1787

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In this letter to his father, Meriwether discusses settling estate debts, stating that is they are not settled satisfactorily, the family may have to leave the state (Virginia). He tells of moving the enslaved persons from the kitchen into their own…

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, 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,…

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, 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, 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…