8" x 13". , [3 blanks] pp. Completely in neat ink manuscript; mathematical calculations of the amounts due are in the bottom left corner. Old folds with some splitting [a few letters affected but not lost at two fold corners], small blank section torn from final page. Addressed on final page: "Wm. Farleigh, Esq., Brandenburg, Meade Co., Ky." with wax seal remnant and partial rubberstamp from Frankfort , stampless with the number 5 in red ink at top corner of address. Except as noted, Very Good.
Albert G. Hodges [1802-1881], founder and purchaser of several Kentucky newspapers, was proprietor of the 'Frankfort Commentator' and the pro-Whig 'Frankfort Commonwealth'. He won the State printing contract in 1832. During the Civil War he became a Republican. Although he criticized Lincoln's emancipation views, he was one of Lincoln's closest advisors on Kentucky affairs by the end of the War.
William Farleigh [1797-1865] became deputy clerk of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in 1817; when Meade County was formed in 1823, he was its first clerk. He served as such for nearly forty years. Item #33210