C-J 7-31-1898 GRC relics 2

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C-J 7-31-1898 GRC relics 2 - In length, and twelve in depth and width, the...
In length, and twelve in depth and width, the piece of furniture from which It was made could not have been similar similar to the airy structures In which the darling of the modern household Is soothed to sleep, but was evidently a sturdy box-like box-like box-like affair on rockers, such as are seen in pictures of a primitive time, and quite worthy t have cradled tho stem plonker blood, that helped to transform a wilderness into one of the proudest States of the t'nlon. The namel of fien. Clark, perhaps, stands Bj to that of Daniel Boone In bringing about this transformation, '- Which fact seems to have been, ac-. ac-. cording to Ja4nes Lane Allen, well established established at an early date, since one Of the boys in John Oray's school, who was not allowed to play the character of Boone, because that honor had been captured through force of arms, by a Victorious companion. Is thoroughly appeased appeased In assuming the role o( George Rogers Clark. With no psrt of Kentucky Is Oen. Clark more Intimately associated than with the western portion of the State, and especially with Paducah. since all the land upon which this city is located, as well as Its surrounding country, was originally a gift to Gen. Clark from Virginia for his services during the Revolution, itere many of the descendant descendant of his family still live, among the beat and most prominent citizens of the place, and it seems meet that the hero's worth should be perpetuated by such representatives on the very scene of his valor and conquest. The interesting chest Is In the poe-; poe-; Session of the family of a great-nephew great-nephew great-nephew of the distinguished soldier. They have besides buttons from his uniform, which were taken from the coat when his re-) re-) mains were disinterred and moved from Locust Grove to Cave Hill by the great-i great-i great-i nephew in 1H!&. His grave clothes had very fittingly been his soldier's regimentals. regimentals. The buttons are very much . tarnished, but are, of bourse, cherished for association's sake. An Indian pipe of curious workman-1 workman-1 workman-1 ahip, supposed to have been smoked by Gen. Clark as a pipe of peace In some of his treaties with the Indians, Is also among these relics. HAP BHOWTNO ORIGIN AX written to you some time ago, Inclosing the mandate of the Court of Appeals in the case of the Innls heirs. Te mandate directs new proceedings and you wiU see from It what has to be dona The Court of Appeals has adjourned. I endeavored to fet the ease of Hays taken op, but failed, hope to have the ease of Porterfleld disposed disposed of at the next term. I have instructed instructed the Clerk of the Federal Court to copy the Interrogation you desire and send them to you. I filed them Immediately on the receipt of your letter on that subject, subject, and would now Inclose the copy, but I am compelled to have this In the morning, and could not And the Clerk this evening In time to have them copied. Respectfully Respectfully yours, WM. OW3LET." Following is one of his receipts: "Rec'd Geo. Woolfork one hundred dollars, dollars, part of fees for Win. Clark, due me as attorney, "oth Nov.. 1UL WM. OWSLET." Senator Crittenden's handwriting Is small, clear and distinct, and has about it a certain dainty precision, but that of Gov. Owsley is quite illegible enough to cope with that of the modern lawyer. If Mr. Clark's chlrography as mentioned in Mr. Crittenden's letter was half as unreadable as that of the Senator's fellow-attorney, fellow-attorney, fellow-attorney, fellow-attorney, he was thoroughly Justified Justified In not being able to make it out. A copy of the interrogations to which ' SH DIVISION OT CTJLRX ESTATE. LATER COPT 07 29th day of June, 141. and in the SOtti year of the Commonwealth. B. SMALL. The most of Gen, Clark's property passed out of the family before It became became at all valuable, and the only portions portions now retained by them are some Insignificant r - ' . . Fall The Shall And And If And God ter not of to not hear THE to say.

Clipped from The Courier-Journal31 Jul 1898, SunPage 21

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)31 Jul 1898, SunPage 21
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