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Letter from Isaac Hite to Abraham Hite, 26 April 1783

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Title

Letter from Isaac Hite to Abraham Hite, 26 April 1783

Description

Letter from Isaac Hite to his father relating his business interests in land speculation, salt works, and iron manufacturing. He discusses American Indian hostilities, specifically a raid at Crab Orchard, Kentucky, in which an African American fought off the Natives and saved a white family. Tells of John Floyd's death and its effect on the defense of Jefferson County, Kentucky. Mentions his business dealings with James Sodowski, Walker Daniel, George and John May, Gilbert Imlay, Isaac Kellar, Moses Kuykendall, and George Rogers Clark.

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The Filson Historical Society Manuscript Collection

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Citation

Hite, Isaac, “Letter from Isaac Hite to Abraham Hite, 26 April 1783,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5399.