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Isaac Hite Letter, 1783 Apr. 26

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Isaac Hite Letter


1783 Apr. 26


The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Isaac Hite Letter, 1783 Apr. 26, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


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Scope and Content

Kentucky pioneer, surveyor, tanner, and miller. An eleven page letter from Hite to his father Abraham Hite, in Hampshire County, Va., relating his business interests in land speculation, salt works, and iron manufacturing; Indian hostilities, especially a raid at Crab Orchard, Ky. in which an African American fought off the Indians and saved a white family; John Floyd's death and its effect on the defense of Jefferson County, Ky.; and his business dealings with James Sodowski, Walker Daniel, George and John May, Gilbert Imlay, Isaac Kellar, Moses Kuykendall, and George Rogers Clark


  • Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818.
  • Daniel, Walker, d. 1784.
  • Floyd, John, 1750-1783.
  • Frontier and pioneer life-- Kentucky-- Sources.
  • Hite, Abraham, 1720?-1790.
  • Hite, Abraham, 1755-1832.
  • Hite, Joseph, 1757-1831.
  • Imlay, Gilbert, 1754?-1828?
  • Indians of North America-- Wars-- Kentucky-- Sources.
  • Iron industry and trade-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Kuykendall, Moses, Kentucky pioneer.
  • May, George, Kentucky pioneer.
  • May, John, d. 1790.
  • Salt licks-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
  • Sodowski, James, 1749-1830.
  • Surveyors-- Kentucky-- Archives.

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