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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 608. Letter, 18 March 1792, of John Breckinridge to his brother James in Botetourt County, Virginia. The future U.S. Congressman, Senator and Attorney General writes of his intention to leave Virginia for Kentucky and his wish that his brother follow him. He also expresses his enthusiasm for acquiring cheap land north of the Ohio River, and the terms of such sales.


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