A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians; The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities Volume 3

A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians; The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities Volume 3

By (author) 

List price: US$54.94

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... was no doubt utilized in the war of 1812-15, in which three of them were participants. Henry Hines, Jr., was in the far-famed battle of New Orleans on January 8. 1815 and James Hines and Kelley Hines, who were still living in Virginia when the war of 1812-15 commenced, both served as soldiers in that war, having belonged to General Porterfield's command. The following letter from Henry Hines, Sr., written four months before his death, to his oldest son, John Hines, then living in Warren county. Kentucky, will give an insight to the history of the family that will prove interesting. The handwriting of the original is unusually good, particularly considering his age, which was seventy-eight years. "Charlotte, Va., June 20, 1810. "Capt. John Hines, "Warren County, Ky. "Dear Son: --"It is not without some degree of emotion that I once more find myself spared to inform you that I am yet in being, prompt with a flattering hope of recovery. I have suffered much with both pain and confinement for these four or five months past, but thank God am now in some measure relieved, possessing a fond hope that yourself and the other members of my children and family are enjoying health and happiness. "I wish you to inform me of the standing of my affairs under your direction, and if you have any money, to contrive so that I get it, as I feel an intention to see Kentucky next fall, if life and strength permit; when, if I like, shall endeavor to get the balance of my family there also. "The ill-fate which I have undergone recently (in law suits) has reduced me to a strait for money and hope you will use your best endeavor to accumulate to me what may be due. I have nothing entertaining or uncommon to detail, only we have a dreary prospect for a crop and are...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 486 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668103
  • 9781236668103