Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis continuing a discussion of a planned partnership in a store between himself based in St. Louis and Jonathan's son John Hite Clark based in Louisville. He also further discusses estate matters and difficulties stemming from their late brother-in-law Charles M. Thruston. He regrets the falling out between him and York. He does not agree with York that he deserves to be freed. Julia again requests sage from her "Kentucky mother." Clark has been in council all day with a forty-man Winnebago delegation from the Upper Mississippi.
Receipt signed by Caleb Wallace for Elizabeth Christian, received fifteen pounds nineteen shillings from Alexander Scott Bullitt in partial payment of a judgement obtained in the Supreme Court in the name of Elizabeth Christian, executrix of Israel Christian, against Matthew Flourinoy. Witnessed by Sarah Winston Christian.
Letter from Wallace regarding Mrs. Christian's estate and financial support for her daughters Sally, Betsey, Annie, and Dolly. Requests statement of Dolly's expenses from Henry, who is housing her. Requests assistance in getting repayment regarding money he had advanced to Mrs. Christian "in her distress."
An inventory and appraisal of household goods, including enslaved persons, in the estate of Jonathan Clark. Includes the name of the enslaved individuals and the allotment of "dower slaves" of the estate. Also included is a division of a lot in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and a sketch of Mulberry Hill.
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 cabin, states the value of enslaved people will go down and "will not sell for more than a third of what they're worth." States he "never wanted to go to Kentuck [sic] till now but I am sure I can't stay here."