Patent issued to Nathaniel Foster of Fleming County, Kentucky, for a machine for spinning hemp and flax. Signed by President James Madison, Secretary of State Robert Smith, and Attorney General Caesar A. Rodney.
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 for local use and export, including the establishment and activities of a manufacturing "society." He also relates the suicide of a Major Dunn in Kentucky due to an unfaithful wife. Everyone is trying to depict him as a madman but Tardiveau does not agree. Tardiveau asks Creveoeur not to mention it to John Brown because his friend Harry Innes was Mrs. Dunn' s "Knight-errant in this affair." Tardiveau relates that it is hard for him to collect the topographical data he would like to send him. "Those of our surveyors whom I asked promised a great deal, but are in no hurry to keep their word; and they all live at such great distances from here and from each other that it's very seldom I have a chance to see one of them. The area Tardiveau was interested in was apparently Kentucky and Cumberland (Tennessee).
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 the effect of the canal at the Falls of the Ohio are also discussed. Carey also addresses the prejudices long held against the character of Kentuckians and the issue of homicide in the state.