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"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.

Diary entry describing the death of a woman's baby, 5 December 1815

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Daniel Chapman Banks was a Louisville Presbyterian minister. The diary chronicles his 1815-1816 trip from Connecticut to Louisville in which he travels through New Yok, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. This diary entry describes the death of a woman's baby.

Jet Cross Necklace

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Mourning necklace belonging to Ann Booth Gwathmey. Women experienced death and loss regularly on the frontier. They often expressed their grief by wearing mourning jewelry. Ann Gwathmey experienced death many times throughout her life. She married…

Letter from Alexander Scott Bullitt to Mr. Billie, 26 April 1786

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Bullitt writes to purchase black silk, gloves, thread, and other mourning goods for Anne Henry Christian after the death of William Christian.

Letter from Amos Kendall to F. G. Flugel, 10 March 1815

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In this letter, Kendall discusses social customs, quoting "Are you rich? You are courted and carressed. Are you poor? You are despised or neglected." He mentions a man murdering his wife. Included is another poem, this one dscussing the bright future…

Letter from Ann Thruston to Captain John O'Fallon, 30 January 1819

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Reports to her brother of social news, the impending marriage of Ann Bullitt to a widower, Mr. Howard. Says it was generally thought that Ann would never marry because “she would have no person that would ever think of her fortune but must marry her…

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.

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…

Letter from Henry Clay to Thomas Hart, 25 May 1805

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Letter from Henry Clay to Thomas Hart discussing the impossibility of large vessels passing through the Falls of the Ohio. He also discusses Napoleon Bonaparte's assassination, stating that "a revolution ought not to astonish us."