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Letter from Valentine Meriwether to his father at the Falls of the Ohio, 23 August 1787

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Title

Letter from Valentine Meriwether to his father at the Falls of the Ohio, 23 August 1787

Description

In this letter to his father, Meriwether discusses settling estate debts, stating that is they are not settled satisfactorily, the family may have to leave the state (Virginia). He tells of moving the enslaved persons from the kitchen into their own cabin, states the value of enslaved people will go down and "will not sell for more than a third of what they're worth." States he "never wanted to go to Kentuck [sic] till now but I am sure I can't stay here."

Source

The Filson Historical Society Manuscript Collection

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Citation

Meriwether, Valentine, “Letter from Valentine Meriwether to his father at the Falls of the Ohio, 23 August 1787,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5415.