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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, 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, 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, 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 William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 2 March 1802

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Louisville, reporting the party's arrival but also the unfortunate death of one of Jonathan's horses. He reports on a variety of land business, a school in their neighborhood starting, and beginning work on…

Letter from her cousin Edward to Annie Christian, 9 September 1786

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Letter to Annie Henry Christian from her cousin, Edward, regarding the death of her husband, settling his estate and accounts, the potential sale and moving of enslaved people, and the removal of the family. The top portion of the letter is missing

Letter from Annie Christian To Patrick Henry, no date

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Letter to Patrick Henry requesting he post an announcement of William Christian's death in Virginia papers and send three mourning rings for her daughters from Annie Christian.

"On Suicide as Justifiable"

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Essay contemplating suicide as a justifiable act.

"On Suicide as Not Justifiable"

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Essay contemplating suicide as not-justifiable.

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…