Kentucky text

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Kentucky text

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Henshaw chooses a complex pattern of intersecting lines of text for Kentucky, and decorates her penmanship exercise with floral clusters.

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Frances Alsop Henshaw

Source

Library of David Rumsey, Pub List No. 2501.000

Date

April 29, 1823

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bounded North by OHIO East by VIRGINIA south by TENNESSEE West by MISSOURI

Kentucky

There are caves in Kentucky of several miles in length under a fine limestone rock suported by curious arches & Pillars

This country generally lies on a bed of limestone commonly eight feet below the surface except in vallies where the soil is thinner The Ohio washes the north western part of Kentucky in its whole course 1500 miles

Lexington on the head waters of Elkhorn river is the seat of gevernment In 1809 the number of Inhabitants 406,511. 

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Frances Alsop Henshaw, “Kentucky text,” Inventing the Map (with Neatline), accessed October 18, 2017, http://henshaw.neatline.org/items/show/39.