Letter to Samuel Beall in which May writes of having his brother search out British subjects' land in Kentucky in order to purchase below market value. May writes of trying to get the Charlton and Southall tracts at the Falls of the Ohio.
John May's land entry book. Included are from 1783 to 1786. They include surveys for Samuel Beall, George Mason, John May, Thomas Hughes, James Hickman, and Mary Byrd (for the deceased William Byrd) in areas such as Floyds Fork at Bullskin Creek, Brashears Creek, the Harrods Creek area, near Floyd's Station and other various locales in Jefferson and Nelson Counties. Other people mentioned in the surveys include Alexander Breckenridge, John Cowan, William Pope, and William Breckenridge. There are comments concerning value and conflicts for each plat as well as sketched maps. John May was a land speculator in Kentucky.
Sketches of the enterprise and proceedings in the Illinois Country by Colonel George Rogers Clark, Commander of that Expedition, in a letter to Colonel George Mason of Gunston Hall, Virginia. In this letter, Clark writes about the origins of the mission, his contact with the Native Americans and British, and the conquest of the Illinois territory.