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Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, ca. 1 March 1809
Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis informing him he has invested in the St. Louis Missouri Fur Company, is acting as an agent for the government's Native American trade factory system, and the trouble he is having with several of his…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 21 July 1808
Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis about business and missing family. He shortly will be traveling up the Missouri River with about 80 militia to build a fort [Fort Osage]. He has been much pestered by Native American affairs, and four…

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.

Will of Annie Christian (copy), 10 October 1789
Will and codicil of Annie Christian, handwritten copy.

Order of Isaac Shelby to Mrs. Christian, 10 December 1787
Request from Shelby to Christian asking for salt in payment for bacon.

Alexander Blair, deed of emancipation, 7 July 1828
At a court held for the County of Woodford at the Court House in Versailles, 7th July 1828, an instrument of writing from Alexander Blair by which he manumitted Sam, a man he enslaved, and which was produced and acknowledged by the said Blair to be…

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 George Corlis to John Corlis, 24 March 1816

George writes to his father that he had found a slave who was well known and respected in the neighborhood. He purchased him for $525 and was "fortunate" to get him. He expresses his desire to find one more slave. He notes this is a duplicate of a 14…

Letter from Barthelemi Tardiveau to St. John de Crevecoeur, 7 October 1789
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…

Hiring out agreement for an African-American family, 31 December 1821
A one year hiring out agreement for an African-American family (Harry, Fanny, and Isaac) for $115. The agreement specifies the clothing required to be provided for the family.