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An excursion through the United States and Canada during the years 1822-23
Included pages covering backwoodsmen in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Also covers squirrel migration, slavery, caves, salt licks, etc.

The Independent Gazetteer, or, the Chronicle of Freedom, 24 January 1788

"By a gentleman lately arrived from the western country... not less than eighteen to twenty thousand emigrants have arrived in Kentucky within the last nine months by the different routs of the Ohio, Wilderness, &c."

Letter from William Fleming to his wife, Nancy, 25 September 1779
Letter from William Fleming to his wife, Nancy, describing his journey through Kentucky. Writes of a great amount of people "going out" and several small parties coming in, all "without molestation."

Letter from Walter Warfield to Alexander Scott Bullitt, 2 April 1793
Warfield writes thanking Bullitt for helping bring enslaved people to Kentucky and asking for advice on traveling to the region.

The Wilderness Road
A description of the routes of travel by which the pioneers and early settlers first came to Kentucky.