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Clay and other great orators addressed the house. On the left '
of the entrance is CoNFmmR.xrn Conner: containing many relics
of the period from 1861 to 1865. There is a portrait of Jefferson .
Davis by J. P. Walker, rare old prints of Confederate generals,
flags, documents, old newspapers and costumes of the period.
Grouped around the mantel in the northwest corner of the room is
a collection of household utensils of the pionee1· period. Ove1· the
mantel hangs an imaginary portrait of Daniel Boone by William I
Allen. On the left of the speaker’s desk, in a small glass case,
is a blanket woven by the wife and daughter of Simon Kenton, `
and on the right the first treasury chest of the State of Ken-
tucky. Nearby in a window stand the old scales from the State
treasurer’s office, used to weigh the bits of gold money before
coins of specific value came into use. On each side of the desk are
furled battle flags of Kentucky. Among these historic relics,
most prized of all, is the case containing the long rifle, powder
horn, and a few other personal belongings of Daniel Boone. In
the same case is a child’s blue calico dress worn by little Betsy
Grant, niece of Daniel Boone, during the siege of Bryan Station.
In this case reposes the pistol used by Aaron Burr in his duel
with Alexander Hamilton. The full length portrait of Lafayette,
painted from life by Matthew Harris Jouett, occupies a prom-
inent place on the north wall with William Frye’s portrait of
_ Henry Clay. Conspicuous on the east wall is William Allen’s
portrait of Gen. Zachary Taylor on his famous horse, "Old
Whitey." Cases in this room contain collections of various
articles of wearing apparel and handicraft of pioneer women.
In the gallery on the south side of the room is a fine collection
of firearms used in the wars in which Kentuckians have taken
part. ._
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