Benjamin Logan letter, [179-].


Logan, Benjamin, 1743-1802. Benjamin Logan letter, [179-].

Benjamin Logan letter, [179-].

This collection contains an undated copy of a letter written by Benjamin Logan to the Kentucky Senate challenging the gubernatorial election of 1796, in which Logan was a candidate. The letter in this collection states Logan's belief that "I conceive myself to have been constitutionally chosen Governor of this state, notwithstanding which the office is at this Time exercised by another Person." He informed the Senate that he was bringing the matter to that body for its investigation.

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Logan, Benjamin, 1743-1802 (person)

Kentucky frontiersman and legislator. From the description of Statement, 15 May 1786. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49251687 Logan was born in Augusta County, Virginia circa 1742. He began military service in Virginia, rising to the rank of lieutenant in Dunmore's War against the Ohio Indians in 1774. In 1775 he accompanied Richard Henderson to settle in Kentucky. Logan established a fort called St. Asaph's where the town of Stanford is now. He took p...