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Letter from David Wood Meriwether to William Meriwether, 14 September 1785

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Title

Letter from David Wood Meriwether to William Meriwether, 14 September 1785

Description

In this letter to his father, Meriwether tells of life in the Beargrass area, some instances of Indian hostilities, mentions a Spanish settlement, and tells of his family. He also mentions the number of available daughters for his brother from "genteel" families, including Clark, Sebastian, Christian, Edmond, Taylor, Hoard, and others.

Source

The Filson Historical Society Manuscript Collection

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Citation

Meriwether, David Wood, “Letter from David Wood Meriwether to William Meriwether, 14 September 1785,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5414.