Resurrecting the First American West

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Resurrecting the First American West
This project will "resurrect" and expand the Library of Congress American Memory Project, First American West, the Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820 (FAW), which was taken down in 2016. The Filson Historical Society, the University of Chicago, and the Library of Congress contributed material to this pioneering work of digital history. Now, the Filson seeks transcriptions for both the original documents published in FAW as well as new selections that expand the range of diverse voices represented in the vibrant and globally contested Ohio River Valley of the late-18th and early-19th century.
Company roster for the 16th Kentucky Militia, 3 October 1814

Company roster for the 16th Kentucky Militia, 3 October 1814

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6 pages: 0% indexed, 17% transcribed, 17% needs review
Congressional Resolution, 3 July 1788

Congressional Resolution, 3 July 1788

A Congressional Resolution dated 3 July 1788, stating that the district of Kentucky should be made into a "sovereign and independent state."

4 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Cotton prices handbill, New Orleans, 21 August 1822

Cotton prices handbill, New Orleans, 21 August 1822

Broadside from J. R. Bedford stating the cotton prices in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the early 1820s.

2 pages: 0% indexed, 50% transcribed, 50% needs review
Drake's Theatre broadside, ca. 1819.

Drake's Theatre broadside, ca. 1819.

Broadside from Drake's Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, advertising a May 8, [1819], performance called "Town and Country. Or Which is Best?" It lists performers as well as a number of songs sung after the show.

1 page: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Edward Worthington legal case, 27 June 1801

Edward Worthington legal case, 27 June 1801

Suit brought by Edward Worthington in the October 1798 term of the Paris, Kentucky District Court against Daniel Callaghan and others regarding land Worthington had located for Callahan in Harrison County in 1779. Worthington is suing for his locator's share of the land.

15 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Extract of a letter, 3 May 1787

Extract of a letter, 3 May 1787

A one page extract dated 3 May 1787 expresses the hope that the recent treaty with Spain will help the trade prospects for the United States. On the back side of the page is a discussion of politics and political maneuvering.

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Hiring out agreement for an African American enslaved family, 31 December 1821

Hiring out agreement for an African American enslaved family, 31 December 1821

One year hiring out agreement for an African American family (Harry, Fanny, and Isaac) for $115. The agreement specifies the clothes required to be provided for the family.

2 pages: 0% indexed, 50% transcribed, 50% needs review
Hunters of Kentucky, or "Half Horse and Half Alligator," broadside, ca. 1815

Hunters of Kentucky, or "Half Horse and Half Alligator," broadside, ca. 1815

Printed broadside with a woodcut illustration and a poem describing the valor of Kentuckians at the Battle of New Orleans. The illustration pictures the famous half horse and half alligator as a horse with an alligator tail.

1 page: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
Isaac Shelby circular, 31 July 1813

Isaac Shelby circular, 31 July 1813

Circular dates 31 July 1813 in which Isaac Shelby calls for Kentuckians to join the militia to fight against the British and Native Americans.

2 pages: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
James Greer broadside, voiding a land transaction, April 1789.

James Greer broadside, voiding a land transaction, April 1789.

A printed notice from James Greer, signed in print, voiding an unauthorized conveyance of a certain settlement right in the Lexington area by Robert Paterson to John Cockey Owings, which right Greer had previously sold to Thomas Prather, deceased.

1 page: 0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 100% needs review
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