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History of the Backwoods, or, the Region of the Ohio: authentic, from the earliest accounts
History of the Ohio Rivery Valley from early accounts. Includes many events, notices of prominent pioneers, sketches of early settlements, etc.

Letter from Daniel Smith to Arthur Campbell, 9 August 1778

Letter discussing Daniel Smith's necessary trip to Kentucky, his attempts to raise soldiers and officers, and his belief that "assistance ought to be given to Kentuckie at this critical time."

Letter from Isaac Shelby to Henry Knox, 10 February 1794.
A letter from Isaac Shelby in which he informs Henry Knox that two more people have been killed by Southern Indians since his last letter. He expects attacks by the Creek and Chickamauga as soon as winter breaks. Again requesting power to raise men…

Letter from General Anthony Wayne to Isaac Shelby, 26 September 1793
Orders from General Anthony Wayne calling upon Isaac Shelby to raise a militia of fifteen hundred men with Shelby in command for the protection of Kentucky.

Letter from Isaac Shelby to Henry Knox, 10 January 1794
In his 10 January 1794 letter to Knox, Shelby states that frontier areas of Kentucky are defenseless. He anticipates major forays into Kentucky by the Native Americans in the spring, and says the present situation can be traced back to the failure of…

Orderly book for Anthony Wayne, 1794
Orderly books of Major General Anthony Wayne, commander-in-chief of the Legion of the United States, in his campaign against the Native Americans. Entries dated 23 April 1794 and 10 May 1794 have been scanned. The books are in the handwriting of…

Letter from Arthur Campbell to John Brown, 29 December 1787
Arthur Campbell's 29 December 1787 letter to John Brown discusses a "vast multitude" of immigrants passing into Kentucky with little resistance from Native Americans. Campbell warns that the peace may not last long and he expects frequent attacks…

Letter from General Anthony Wayne to Major General Charles Scott, 26 September 1793
Anthony Wayne writes in his letter to Charles Scott about the disappointing reluctance of volunteers to join the effort to fight Native Americans. Wayne states that "unless the fire kindled at the Miami of the Lake is extinguished by the blood of the…

Isaac Shelby circular, 31 July 1812

Circular dated 31 July 1812 in which Isaac Shelby calls for Kentuckians to join the militia to fight the British and Native Americans.

Acts passed at a General Assembly in Richmond, 1 May 1780
Many of the acts pertain to the Revolution, including acts to provision a militia for the relief of South Carolina, to punish desertion, to provide better wages for those guarding the frontier against Native American attacks, to establish the town of…