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Two Fine Early Ohio Valley Letters, Including Kentucky Content, PLUS

ALS, 4pp., 8.25 x 10.6 in., Cincinnati, OH. November 29, 1849. Letter to a cousin describing a trip through Boone Country, KY: “I have just returned from a business tour through the interior of Kentucky. I have visited most of the principle towns such as Lexington, Frankfort, Danville and passed through that portion of country once know as the Dark and Bloody ground and celebrated as having been the hunting grounds of Boon and his associates in the early settlement of the State. . . it is a most romantic and beautiful country. . . and I can not find it in my heart to blame the red man in endeavoring to retain it in his possession.” Also mentions spending Thanksgiving “in the company of a pretty little ‘Connecticut Yankee’ girl at her home in this place” and his plans to sit for a daguerreotype portrait.

ALS, 4pp., folded into envelope measuring approx. 6 x 3.5 in., Cincinnati, OH. June 7, 1818. Letter to “friends and relations” back in Belmont County, OH describing work as an itinerant journeyman carpenter and bemoaning the exorbitant price of shoes in Cincinnati. Despite the higher cost of living, the author finds Cincinnati to be “as hansom a town as any I have sene since I left.”

Plus ALS, 1p, 7.75 x 9.5. May 10, 1836. Letter to three-term Missouri Representative Albert Galliton Harrison (1800-1839) requesting the completion of a questionnaire for the establishment of a post office in Camden, MO. With notation from Harrison directing an associate to answer the inquiry in his stead, signed "A.G. Harrison."


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Estimate: $100 - $200
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