1779-10-30

Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

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Slavery
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John Floyd to William Preston, Harrodsburg KY, 10/30/1779: <My wife [Jenny] brought out the little boy without any of my assistance, and neither of them were any trouble on the way. I lost neither horse nor cow, but my trouble in driving them here was too much. I am this morning gathering up my affairs to set out for Beargrass in high spirits. The commissioners are here, and I procured my certificate yesterday for 1400 acres at Woodstock, and was immediately offered six fine young Virginia born negroes for it. You never saw such keenness as is here about land. I am vexed that I am forced to send your warrants back to be renewed before I can get them surveyed -- do send them out again as soon as possible. . . . The court moves to the falls next week, and I am desirous to be there in order to get places for Capt. [Rowland] Madison & Mr. Johnson. I see many selling their claims here and I think they will do the same there. . . . Corn is 30 dollars per bushel.> 17CC184-185

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