This collection contains transcripts or photocopies of letters to Charles Knight of Maysville, Ky. On Sept. 1, 1798, Ponncy Nuckols [?], his brother-in-law, wrote from Goochland County, Va., on family matters. On Sept. 18, 1813, Andrew Knight, his son, wrote of Commodore Perry's victory over the British squadron on Lake Erie. On June 21, 1818; Feb. 11, 1821; and June 26, 1826, Knight's son George wrote variously to him, his mother, and his brother Andrew regarding his experiences in farming in Edwards (later Wabash) County, Ill.
The Illinois Historical Survey made copies of the first three letters early in the twentieth century. Knight McMahon, of Hanover, N.H., added the last two letters to the collection in 1978.