John Mason Brown, "The Kentucky Pioneers," HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE 75 (1887) 48-71

1887

John Mason Brown, "The Kentucky Pioneers," HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE 75 (1887) 48-71

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<A negro slave owned by Captain Estill was pre-eminently the musician of the country in the earliest years. He was a person of greatest importance from the further fact that he alone of all in the new country could make gunpowder.> This was "Monk." <His freedom was given him in 1782 in recognition of his conspicious bravery in an Indian fight. Thus, in addition to other points of interest, he was the first freed slave in Kentucky.> John Mason Brown, "The Kentucky Pioneers," HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE 75 (June 1887):48-71, this on 56.

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1887

John Mason Brown, "The Kentucky Pioneers," HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE 75 (1887) 48-71

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Each rifle was handmade, and usually to the specifications of its commissioned owner. Thus each was an individual specimin. <The story is authenticated by the late Chief Justice Robertson of a wife who recognized the peculiar report of her husband's rifle as he returned home after a year's absence in Indian captivity.> John Mason Brown, "The Kentucky Pioneers," HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE 75 (June 1887):48-71, this on 63.

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