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Considerations, on some of the matters to be acted on, or worth acting on, at the next session of the General Assembly of Kentucky.
First, the sphere of powers of the Judiciary. Second, the ways and means by which the people may extricate themselves from difficulties and raise to happiness. Includes two extracts from the Morning Post.

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 16 December 1803
William Clark writes to his brother Jonathan from the Corps of Discovery's first winter camp, reporting on events since parting with him below the Falls of the Ohio. He reports on an illness he has suffered, occurences at Fort Massac, the confluence…

Letter from Lemuel Wells to Charles Wells, 24 November 1827
Wells writes about trading along the Ohio River, the recent sale of one of his enslaved women named Hannah for $200, discusses current prices in Natchez and Nashville for apples, cider, flour, and other goods. Notes his location as “150 miles below…

Letter from John May to Samuel Beall, 15 March 1780
John May in his 15 March 1780 letter to Samuel Beall discusses the challenges of travel to Kentucky given his inability to hire assistance, along with the problems of land purchase in Kentucky, including high costs of land around the Falls of the…

Broadside entitled "Some Notices of Kentucky, Particularly of its chief town, Lexington," 28 August 1828
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…

Proceedings of the managers of the Ohio Canal Company, 11 September 1805
Proceedings of the managers of the Ohio Canal Company, at Louisville, on Wednesday, the 11th day of September, 1805.

Report of the committee appointed on the tenth ultimo, of the memorial of the legislature of Kentucky, 19 March 1806
Denies the request of the Kentucky legislature for aid in opening a canal to avoid the rapids of the Ohio river.