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    Title page of The confession of Jereboam O. Beauchamp, who was hanged at Frankfort, Kentucky, on the 7th day of July, 1826, for the murder of Colonel Solomon P. Sharp. Includes, at end of the confession, a postscript, letters, and poetry written by the author and his wife, Ann Cook Beauchamp.

    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).

    Daniel Chapman Banks was a Louisville Presbyterian minister. The diary chronicles his 1815-1816 trip from Connecticut to Louisville in which he travels through New Yok, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. This diary entry discusses murders committed by Native Americans.
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