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Samuel McDowell Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], Samuel McDowell Papers, 1783-1814, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Revolutionary War soldier, early Ky. settler, and jurist. Letters written by Judge Samuel McDowell from various places in central Ky. to his son-in-law, Andrew Reid of Rockbridge County, Va., concerning family news; Reid's land in Ky.; St. Clair's defeat; Ephraim McDowell's proposed trip to Scotland; fights with Indians; his lawsuit against Benjamin Borden's heirs about land; criticism of Thomas Jefferson; Governor Isaac Shelby's campaign in the War of 1812; and the proposed capture of Canada and exclusion of the British from North America
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