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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 08:03:40 EST
This might make very good reading to some Arvle George
"History of Kentucky", by Lewis Collins, Vol. 1 (1833)
1833:The importation of slaves prohibited, except by bona fide emigrants, or
where they are willed to or inherited by residents . . . . The legislature
adopts resolutions in favor of the Union, and condemning the nullification
of South Carolina . . . . Severe law against gambling . . . .
March 22 -- Kentucky colonization society sends from Louisville to Liberia
102 manumitted slaves, from Logan, Adair, Bourbon, Fayette, Mercer, and
other counties; paying $2,300 for their passage in the brig Ajax from New
April 20. -- Great fire at Maysville.
April 13 -- The celebrated Indian chief, Black Hawk (67 years of age), the
prophet Neopope, Black Hawk's son, a young Fox chief, and a Sac chief,
pass up the Ohio river, on the steamer Lady Byron, bound for Fortress Monroe
where they are detained until June, hostages for the good faith and peace of
their people, defeated in the Indian war in Iowa, last year.
May 30 - Aug. 1 -- The Asiatic cholera breaks out at Maysville, and spreads
rapidly through the state; consternation and mourning everywhere. In
Maysville 67 deaths, and about 60 in Mason county. In Flemingburg 66, (47
whites, 19 blacks), Elizaville and vicinity 21; in Fleming county whole families
in one, 10 in another) were cut off within 48 hours, and consigned to one
grave without winding sheet or coffin. In Paris 73 deaths (40 whites, 33
blacks), Millersburg 78, Centerville 16, and many more in Bourbon county, 19 in
one family. In Lexington, from June 1 to Aug. 1, 502 deaths (272 whites, 232
blacks), of which twenty-five were at the Lunatic Asylum. In Frankfort 54. In
Georgetwon 48, and in Scott county 16 in one family. In Cynthiana and vicinity
47. In Mountsterling and Montgomery county 36. In Lancaster and neighborhood
120.In Lawrenceburgh and Anderson county 89. In Springfield 80. In Greensburg 41.
In Salem, Livingston county, 17. In Bardstown and Nelson county 40. In
Danville 20, in one week. In Harrodsburg 18. Other places were similarly
Louisville so lightly that the people "hardly knew of its presence." Many
points were devastated that were spared in 1832. Over 1500 persons were
prostrated with it in Lexington, in nine days after its appearance; some days, as many
as fifty deaths.
76 letters of administration were granted at the Sept. term of the Bourbon
county court, and more in Mason county than in the previous 12 months.
June 21 -- Steamboats Rambler, Sentinel, and Delphine burnt at the
Aug. 23 -- Personal rencontre, with pistols, in Louisville, between Geo.D.
PRENTICE, editor of the Journal and Focus, and Geo. James TROTTER, editor
of the Kentucky Gazette, Lexington; neither materially injured.
Sept. 16 -- Kentucky Association show of fine stock, at Lexington; the
judges, Henry CLAY< Jacob HUGHES, Wm. P. HUME, James RENICK, and Isaac
VANMETER, award 16 premiums.
Nov. 13 -- Showers of shooting stars or small meteors, from 11 o'clock on
Tuesday night, 12th, to broad daylight. Many fell directly to the earth,
obliquely or aslant, still others shot in a parallel direction until their
explosion without noise; some made long streaks of light like needles.Many
persons described the scene as a storm of fire, others as snowflakes or
trains of fire -- the whole grand, sublime, and terrible.
Dec. 1 -- Snow falls for two days, to the depth of 12 inches, in northern
Ky., and still deeper towards Virginia; in Staunton, Va., it was 3 feet deep,
weight of snow breaking down many barns and sheds . . . .
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