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Travels through the Western Interior of the United States, from the year 1808 up to the year 1816

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"Travels through the western interior of the United States, from the year 1808 up to the year 1816: with a particular description of a great part of Mexico, or New-Spain. Containing a particular account of thirteen different tribes of Indians through…

Letter from Constantine Rafinesque to Charles Wilkins Short, 17 July 1818

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Letter from Constantine Rafinesque to Dr. Charles Wilkins Short in which he tells of his traveling through the western states. Rafinesque mentions his desire to meet Short in Lexington to see his plant specimens.

A collection of some of the most interesting narratives of Indian warfare in the West, 1821

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A collection of some of the most interesting narratives of Indian warfare in the West, containing an account of the adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone, one of the first settlers of Kentucky, comprehending the most important occurrences relative to…

Memoir, correspondence, and miscellanies, from the papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 2.

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In 1788, Jefferson wrote to a John Brown of Kentucky urging Americans to wait until Europe was at war before attempting further exploration of the West.

Sketches of the Life and Adventures of Jacob Parkhurst, 1842

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Sketches of the life and adventures of Jacob Parkhurst; written with his own hand when about three score and ten years of age, not for speculation or honor, but for the benefit of the rising generation, particularly of his own descendants. Adding a…