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


Finding aid, scans and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1682. Three letters to Ford, Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky, from John H. Blue, Brunswick, Missouri, related to land owned there by ancestor John Bright, and a letter of information from Bright’s daughter in Texas. Also, the answer of defendants to a petition filed in Barren County, Kentucky Circuit Court by C. C. Stark, administrator of James Stark, disputing the value of three slaves stated to have been mortgaged to James Stark by Ford on 4 May 1865. With respect to one enslaved woman, the defendants claim that she “is ‘lying loose around’ under the idea that she is free” and is therefore “of no value.”


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