Joseph Hamilton Daviess Papers,1780-1856

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Joseph Hamilton Daviess Papers,1780-1856
Daviess, Joseph Hamilton, 1774-1811
0.66 cubic ft.
Afro-Americans-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Banks and banking-- Kentucky-- Lexington-- History-- Sources.
Breckinridge, John, 1760-1806-- Correspondence.
Brown, James, 1766-1835-- Correspondence.
Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836.
Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807-- Sources.
Clark, James, 1779-1839.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817.
Desha, Joseph, 1768-1842.
Eustis, William, 1753-1825.
Floyd, George Rogers Clark, 1781-1821.
Fowler, John, 1755-1840.
Greenup, Christopher, ca. 1750-1818.
Hardin, Martin D., 1780-1823.
Harlan, James, 1800-1863.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845-- Correspondence.
Johnson, Richard M. (Richard Mentor), 1780-1850-- Correspondence.
Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836.
Land use-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Lawyers-- Kentucky-- Archives.
Lincoln, Levi, 1749-1820.
Madison, James, 1751-1836-- Correspondence.
Marshall, Alexander Keith, 1770-1825.
Marshall, Humphrey, 1760-1841-- Correspondence.
Marshall, Thomas, 1784-1835.
Monroe, James, 1758-1831-- Correspondence.
Morrison, James, 1755-1823.
Pickett, James C., 1793-1872.
Pope, John, 1770-1845-- Correspondence.
Prather, Thomas, d. 1823.
Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813.
Rankin, Adam, 1755-1827.
Rowan, John, 1773-1843-- Correspondence.
Slavery-- Kentucky-- History-- Sources.
Sneed, Achilles, d. 1825.
Speed, James, 1739-1811.
Speed, John, 1772-1840.
Talbot, Silas, 1751-1813.
Taylor, James, 1802-1883.
Todd, Levi.
Todd, Robert, d. 1814-- Correspondence.
Todd, Thomas, 1765-1826-- Correspondence.
Tunstall, Thomas-- Correspondence.
Tyler, Levi, 1789-
United States.-- Congress-- History.
United States-- Emigration and immigration-- Sources.
Wante, Charles Stephen Porter.
Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829.
Wilkins, Charles, d. 1827.
Daviess, Samuel, 1775-1856.
Moore, Thomas Patrick, 1797-1853.
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Kentucky lawyer and soldier. Correspondence, legal papers, land papers, statements of account, commissions, and estate papers. Correspondence, 1797-1811, relates chiefly to Kentucky lands and slaves, Daviess' opposition to Aaron Burr, his removal from office as U.S. attorney for the District of Kentucky in 1807, publication of his pamphlet vindicating his conduct, and authorship of a bill before Congress for arming and disciplining the militia of the U.S. in 1811. Legal papers, 1797-1810, include an opinion of Edmund Randolph, 1800. Also included are papers of Daviess' brother, Samuel Daviess (1775 -1856), lawyer of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, consisting of letters, 1811-1855, legal papers, 1812-1850, and statements of account, 1816-1854; and correspondence of Thomas Patrick Moore, lawyer of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, while serving as U.S. minister to Colombia from 1829-1833. Correspondents include John Breckinridge, James Brown, Joseph Desha, Andrew Jackson, Richard M. Johnson, James Madison, Humphrey Marshall, James Monroe, John Pope, John Rowan, James Speed, John Speed, Robert Todd, Thomas Todd, Thomas Tunstall, and others. An index of correspondents is filed with the collection