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A letter from H. Marshall and John Oberman, to Governor Isaac Shelby nominating Henry Watkins, Charles Railey, and Henry Fields, as Justices of the Peace for Buck Run [?] and Green Creek, KY. The governor's power to appoint local officials was…

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Illustrations of the first and second permanent state houses (1794-1813; 1814-1824) in Frankfort, KY; both were destroyed by fire, which was an unfortunate pattern. The Legislature had previously met in temporary buildings, and would continue…

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An image of the first Kentucky State House. After two brief 1792 sessions in Lexington, the Legislature met in the Wilkinson House on Wapping Street, in Frankfort, for a year until the first official capitol building was completed. A note on the…

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A photo of the original State Seal, as it appears on the Kentucky Military Monument, erected in Frankfort (1850). Although the original 1792 conception included two pioneers shaking hands and standing on a precipice, the commissioned engraver…

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A photo of one version of the State Seal. Since its 1792 inception, the seal has undergone several changes: the figures may be embracing or shaking hands; they might be two pioneers, a pioneer & statesman, or both statesmen; and sometimes two…

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An image of the Old Governor's Mansion (AKA "The Palace"), built in Frankfort, KY, and completed in 1798, during Gov. James Garrard's term. It is now home to the Lieutenant Governor, since the "The People's House" (the new Governor's Mansion, also…

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An image of Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky (1792-1796), including his signature. Electors unanimously chose Shelby as governor at the first General Assembly meeting in June 1792. He was succeeded by Gov. James Garrard (1796-1804), but…

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An image of a plaque commemorating the birth of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, its first General Assembly meeting, and the first Gubernatorial Inauguration. Legislators met 5 days after Kentucky's admittance to the Union (June 1, 1792), in a log…

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George Nicholas - the "Father of the First Kentucky Constitution" - was the primary framer of the first Kentucky Constitution. With a committee of 10 delegates and 22 resolutions, Nicholas drafted the first Constitution in 4 days and presented it to…

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An image of "THE FIRST PRINTING HOUSE IN KENTUCKY," as of 1785, which was home to the Kentucky Gazette and KY's first printing press. Founded in 1787, KY's first newspaper, the Kentucky Gazette acted as a political vehicle for the people's voice. …
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