AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO COLONEL WILLIAM POPE AS COUNTY MAGISTRATE: "SIR MR. JOHNSON MEANS TO MOVE THE COURT FOR TRIAL AGAINST ME. BUT AS I HAVE ATTENED [sic] CONSTANTLY AND NEVER COULD BRING IT TO TRIAL I SHOULD HOPE YOUR WORSHIPS WILL NOT SUFFER IT TO COME TO TRIAL, AS MY ATTORNEY CANNOT BE THERE AND HOPE YOU WILL COMMUNICATE THE SAME TO THE COURT. NEITHER AM I REDDY FOR TRIAL AND AM DEAR SIR YOUR HBLE SERT. NACY BRASHEAR TO COL WM. POPE NOVEMBER 5TH 1787"

[Jefferson County, Kentucky: November 5, 1787]. Manuscript Letter, nine lines. Remnant of red wax seal. Folded for mailing to "Col. William Pope/ Jefferson County." Very Good.

Brashear [1734-1807], born in Prince Georges County Maryland, died in Shepherdsville, Kentucky as a prosperous Kentucky slave-owner. Census records for 1810 enumerate the slaves inherited by four of his sons.
Colonel Pope [1750-1826] was George Washington's third cousin. He served in the Virginia militia in 1778, and then came to Jefferson County, where Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson appointed him a trustee of the newly formed town of Louisville. Pope, who surveyed it in 1783, became a magistrate of the County and represented it in the Virginia legislature. [Kleber, Encyclopedia of Louisville 713; Kleber, Kentucky Encyclopedia 819; II History of Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties 45]. Item #32331

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