Benjamin Sebastian papers

Abstract

The Benjamin Sebastian papers (dated 1762-1803; 0.37 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contain correspondence, receipts, land grants, and materials pertaining to Sebastian's role in the Church of England.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Benjamin Sebastian papers
Extent
0.37 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Land grants -- Kentucky.
Land grants -- Virginia.
Finding Aid Author
Andrew McGraw
Preferred Citation
1997ms165: [identification of item], The Benjamin Sebastian papers, 1765-1803, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Benjamin Sebastian (1745-1834) was a lawyer practicing in Lousiville, Kentucky as of 1785. He served as a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1792 and as a judge on the Kentucky Court of Appeals from 1792 until 1806. He resigned due to investigations into his involvement with the Spanish Conspiracy to annex the western states.
Scope and Content
The Benjamin Sebastian papers (dated 1762-1803; 0.37 cubic feet; 2 boxes) contain correspondence, receipts, land grants, and materials pertaining to Sebastian's role in the Church of England. The materials document Sebastian's purchase of land; his relationship with Alex Breckinridge and Robert Breckinridge; his role within in the Church of England; and his expenses while living in what would eventually become the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Document, printed, complete in ink - conforming to Liturgy of the Church of England, 1766 September 12

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Francis Fauquier letter to Benjamin Sebastian, 1770 January 14

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Benjamin Sebastian statement of account and payments, 1783-1785

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Indenture between Alexander and Jane Breckinridge and Benjamin Sebastian - Jefferson Co. , 1786 February 13

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Patrick Henry land grant to Benjamin Sebastian , 1797 May

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Isaac Shelby land grant of 400 acres in Jefferson Co. to James Floyd, 1790

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Indenture broadside, 1800-1803

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Appointment of Benjamin Sebastian as Deacon, 1765 September

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Benjamin Sebastian letter to Alex Breckinridge, circa 1780

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Benjamin Sebastian debt to Dr. Samuel Young, 1784 October 5

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A statement of account with Dr. Samuel Young, 1784-1785

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Statement of purchases by Benjamin Sebastian from George Woltz, 1784-1785

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Statement from Benjamin Sebastian to John Riddle - for tuition for his children, 1784

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Statement of expenses to I. Taylor - journey from Hagers Town to the Monohala , 1785 October

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Benjamin Sebastian letter Robert Breckinridge - Copy: Original was delivered to F. Taylor, 1790 September 27

  • Box 2, folder 8
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