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Isaac Shelby letter, 1861

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1764 (Text) 00000106178924 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note: Processing information: Collection processing completed 2005/11 by Christina Baich. Finding aid updated 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: The collection consists of a photocopy of a letter and enclosures from C.S. Todd. The enclosures describe Isaac Shelby's involvement at King's Mountain.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Isaac Shelby letter, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Biographical or Historical Data: Isaac Shelby was born on December 11, 1750. On October 7, 1780, Shelby led American troops against the British at King's Mountain, a battle in which the Americans were victorious. He was an active participant in the conventions leading up to Kentucky's statehood in 1792 and was a delegate to the state's constitutional convention. Shelby was the first governor of Kentucky, but declined reelection four years later. He retired to his farm until the War of 1812, when Kentucky citizens called upon him to again serve as governor. After his second term, Shelby declined an appointment as Secretary of War. In 1818, he aided Andrew Jackson in creating a treaty with the Chickasaw Indians, which came to be known as the Jackson Purchase. Shelby died on July 18, 1826 at his home.
Subject: Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.
Governors > Kentucky.
King's Mountain, Battle of, S.C., 1780.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783.

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