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Wilson Cary Nicholas to Samuel Smith, left Kentucky on the 10th accompanied by his niece Maria due to her inappropriate attachment to Norborne Nelson, discusses the inheritance and property left by George Nicholas, especially that portion left to his wife Polly as her dower. Nicholas believes she ought not to relinquish her dower for any reason because one of his brother's debts, 2,115 pounds, was demanded immediately upon his death, but her dower could not be touched to satisfy this. Talks about the various property and potential value of George's holdings, including his enslaved laborers, interest in the Barbour Iron Works, and his land upon Eagle Creek, including a valuable salt lick; how debts will be paid off, and where money for his survivors will come from. Brings up John G. Owings, a partner in the iron works, and whether or not he will be able to buy out George Nicholas' share., [1799] November 12

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Identifier: tsb:105994