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Letter to Henry Massie from Helen Bullitt Massie discussing the people they enslave, September 22nd, 1811.
A letter from Helen Bullitt Massie (Richmond, Virginia) to her husband Henry Massie (Washington D. C.), dated September 22nd, 1811. Helen Massie Bullitt writes about Peter, a man enslaved by the Massie family, as well as Agnes, Betsy, and Nancy.

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

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.

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…

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

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

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

Letter from Valentine Meriwether to his father at the Falls of the Ohio, 23 August 1787
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, 4 February 1802
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
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…