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

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Title

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

Description

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).

Creator

Tardiveau, Barthelemi

Source

Manuscript Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

1789-10-07

Rights

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Relation

bmf0085

Language

fr

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss. C T

Citation

Tardiveau, Barthelemi, “Letter from Barthelemi Tardiveau to St. John de Crevecoeur, 7 October 1789,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 8, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5191.