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


Finding aid and typescripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3242. Letters, 16 May 1818 and 4 July 1819 to Richard C. Faulkner, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, from a brother, possibly named Thomas. Writing from King and Queen County, Virginia, he laments his inability to sell a mill that was part of their father’s estate, refers to the settlement of the estate of another brother, John, and relates items of local news. The second letter answers Richard’s query about the price of slaves, makes observations about the local economy, and urges Richard to forward a deed for the mill, which he was empowered to sell by the Virginia legislature on behalf of their sister Caty.


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