Fayette County

August 7, 2012 5:02 PM

Letters offer a glimpse of life in 1850s Lexington

The Kentucky Historical Society has collected 27 letters that depict the lives of free and enslaved families in Lexington and Hopkinsville. The letters were written by a Lexington man named Ferdinand and by Isabel Watson, a slave who apparently had lived in Hopkinsville and had moved to Mississippi.

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