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.
Letter from General Anthony Wayne to Isaac Shelby, 26 September 1793

Letter from General Anthony Wayne to Isaac Shelby, 26 September 1793

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Letter from General Anthony Wayne to Major General Charles Scott, 26 September 1793

Letter from General Anthony Wayne to Major General Charles Scott, 26 September 1793

Anthony Wayne writes in his letter to Charles Scott about the disappointing reluctance of volunteers to join the effort to fight Native Americans. Wayne states that "unless the fire kindled at the Miami of the Lake is extinguished by the blood of the Hydra," the confederation of Native Americans...

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Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 14 April 1816

Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 14 April 1816

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Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 23 April 1816

Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 23 April 1816

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Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 5 March 1816

Letter from George Corlis to John Corlis, 5 March 1816

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Letter from Green Clay to Sally Clay, 8 January 1820

Letter from Green Clay to Sally Clay, 8 January 1820

Writing from Mr. Jarrett's on the bank of the Tennessee River where he arrived on the 17th, Clay writes of sending Jeff to Smithland for letters, linen and a bag and tells of his coming home drunk. He started Sunday for the woods to go around the 17,000 acres on Clark's River. He lost his horses...

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Letter from Henry Massie to Helen Bullitt Massie

Letter from Henry Massie to Helen Bullitt Massie

Undated letter from Henry Massie to Helen Bullitt Massie in which he writes of matters for her attend to while he is in Ohio. He relays information about livestock, planting dates for corn and tobacco, and money affairs.

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Letter from Isaac L. Baker to Isaac Robertson Gwathmey, 6 December 1812

Letter from Isaac L. Baker to Isaac Robertson Gwathmey, 6 December 1812

Letter from Isaac L. Baker, writing from Camp Miami, discusses matters of the heart and his service in the army. He writes of going on scouting missions to Fort McArthur and Ft. Wayne, visiting St. Mary's to ascertain the amount of clothing available for soldiers, and relays a list of goods...

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Letter from Isaac Shelby to Henry Knox, 10 February 1794

Letter from Isaac Shelby to Henry Knox, 10 February 1794

In his 10 February 1794 letter, Shelby informs Knox that two more people have been killed by Southern Indians since his last letter. He expects attacks by the Creek and Chicamauga as soon as the winter breaks. Again, he requests powers to raise men and defend the state. He calls for large number...

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Letter from John Allen to Jane Allen, 28 August 1812

Letter from John Allen to Jane Allen, 28 August 1812

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