Catlett Conway Papers1798-1802

Descriptive Summary

Catlett Conway Papers1798-1802
Conway, Catlett
2 items
Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Kentucky
Deeds of trust--Kentucky
Kentucky--Politics and government
Taylor, William Hubert
Taylor, George Conway
Taylor, William Berry, 1768-1836
Finding Aid Author
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Collection consists of two documents dated, Oct. 2, 1798, and Jan. 15, 1802, respectively. The first item is a power of attorney between Catlett Conway and William B. Taylor. The document was written in letter form. He is asking Taylor to act as his agent in a land distribution between him and William Hubert Taylor. The letter goes on to discuss politics in general, the treaty with France, and upcoming congressional elections. The second letter is also from Conway to Taylor. The letter discusses the deeds of trust set up by G.C. Taylor to empower Conway and others to sell his interests upon his untimely death. He died on a trip to the Carolinas shortly there after. Several things included in this trust were securiteis to the Indiana Company. The securities were "negros, a horse and carriage, and furniture." The letter was to clarify Conway's responsibilities.