March 10, 1787 · Jefferson County, Kentucky
(1) Partly Printed Document Signed “Will: Johnston” as Clerk, Jefferson County Court (Kentucky), Virginia, one page, 7.25” x 3.75”. Jefferson County, March 10, 1787. On laid paper. Fine condition.
In full, “The Commonwealth of Virginia to the Sheriff of Jefferson County, greeting: We Command you, that you Summon George Rogers Clark to appear before the Justices of our said County Court, at the Court-House of the said County, on the first Tuesday in May next then and there to answer the Petition of James Egnew exhibited against him and have then this Writ. Witness William Johnston Clerk of our said Court, at the Court-House the 10th day of March in the 11th Year of the Commonwealth.” Noted on verso “Executed / Reuben Eastin D.S.” [Deputy Sheriff]. Minor flaws. Fine condition.
“On the morning of August 12, 1784, Walker Daniel, first attorney general of Kentucky, left Sullivan’s Old Station for the Saltworks at Bullitt's Lick, in company with George Keightley, a merchant from Ireland, and William Johnston, clerk of the Jefferson County Court … [they] met several people coming from the Saltworks, who reported they had seen no Indian sign along the way … As they reached the branch of Brooks Run, they were suddenly fired on from ambush. Daniel and Keightley were killed instantly. Johnston was wounded. However, he managed to reach Joseph Brooks's house about a half a mile farther along the trail. Nearby settlers sallied forth and recovered the bodies, which were taken to the Saltworks and buried the following day. The unmarked grave of Kentucky’s first attorney general lies somewhere within the bounds of the old lick…” - from bullittcountyhistory.org
(2) Four manuscript documents, 1800-1801, each from 7.5” x 6.25” to 8” x 13.75”, one from Danville [Kentucky], each mentioning “George Clark” or “George Clarke.” Very Good to Fine condition.
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