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


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2955. Letter, 7 February 1848, written from Green County, Kentucky by Edward Lewis Bale to Edward Lewis Bale, his cousin of the same name, in Petersburg, Illinois. Bale describes recent weather and flood damage, Including destruction of the Aetna Forge, quotes farm prices, and mentions the formation of Taylor County from a portion of Green County. He also discusses a lawsuit between several named heirs over farmland devised under a grandfather’s will, and inquires about the willingness of family members to sell their interests as part of a settlement.


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