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Receipt for African American enslaved person, 11 March 1816

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Receipt for the sale of an African American enslaved man named Charles for $525 to Robert Sanders dated 11 March 1816.

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…

Two invoices for the accounts of Audubon and Rozier, 1 April 1810

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Includes an 1 April 1810 account between Ann Maupin and Audubon & Rozier with a note from William C. Galt that Audubon would not deduct the cost of a pair of shoes. The second account from 1 April 1810 is with Beall for clothing. Both accounts are…

Letter from Barthelemi Tardiveau to St. John de Crevecoeur, 7 October 1789

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In second letter dated 7 October 1789 Tardiveau writes St. John de Crevecoeur regarding the growing of cotton in Kentucky and Cumberland (Tennessee), trade possibilities with Spanish Louisiana, and the planned manufacture of cotton cloth in Kentucky…

Patent right issued to Nathaniel Foster, 28 June 1809

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Patent issued to Nathaniel Foster of Fleming County, Kentucky, for a machine for spinning hemp and flax. Signed by President James Madison, Secretary of State Robert Smith, and Attorney General Caesar A. Rodney.

Letter from George Rogers Clark to Jonathan Clark, 11 May 1792

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Letter from George Rogers Clark to his brother, Captain Jonathan Clark, discussing Indian troubles, war, and business affairs.

Letter from Isaac Hite to Abraham Hite, 26 April 1783

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Letter from Isaac Hite to his father relating his business interests in land speculation, salt works, and iron manufacturing. He discusses American Indian hostilities, specifically a raid at Crab Orchard, Kentucky, in which an African American fought…

Letter from Daniel R. Southard and D. Starr, 1 July 1819

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This letter between Daniel R. Southard and his business partner, D. Starr, discusses credit and estate sales among the Panic of 1819.

Letter from James Morrison to Adam Beatty, 12 October 1811

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Letter from James Morrison to Adam Beatty discussing a cotton spinning factory and a Mr. Sanders, who carries on the cotton spinning and weaving business.

Hiring out agreement between Thomas Marshall and Adam Beatty for an enslaved woman named Patsy, 1805

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Hiring out agreement between Thomas Marshall and Adam Beatty for an enslaved woman named Patsy. Document mentions the price but also that he is required to supply her with specific items of clothing.