He was the owner and editor of the True American, an antislavery newspaper published in Lexington, KY. Fee to move to Berea, KY and donated to Fee, money and a ten-acre tract in Madison County for the beginnings of a school that would become Berea College, the first interracial college in the South.
Clay frequently traveled to political rallies speaking out against slavery.
Clay served in the General Assembly on three separate occasions and ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1851. Clay's military career was impressive; he served honorably as a captain in the Kentucky Militia in the Mexican-American War. His group, called the Clay Battalion, protected the White House until federal troops arrived. Clay's first wife was Mary Jane Warfield Clay, to whom he was married to for forty-five years and had ten children with.
Before Clay left for his diplomatic post as Minister to Russia in 1861, he organized a group of volunteers to help defend Washington, D. Clay also served for a brief time as a Major General in the Civil War. Cassius' second marriage was surrounded by scandal, in that Clay was 84 years old when he married while his bride, Dora Richardson, was only 15.
All are dated January 13th, 1845 and finalized the next day January 14th, 1845.
All datelined at Fayette County, Lexington, KY.[a] Manumission paper for the Negro man belonging to C. Clay named DAVID aged 31 years of age about 6 foot in height and of dark complexion and a stout person.
This paper formally declared DAVID to be a free man of color and a certificate of freedom is granted to him.
A 0 penalty sum was paid by Clay to complete the manumission.[b] Manumission paper for the Negro woman named LOTTY belonging to C. Clay aged 25 years of age about 5'3" of dark complexion and "tolerably likely".
A contemporary newspaper commented, "Never was a more striking scene witnessed on the way to Richmond, where the funeral services were to be held.
From every humble Negro cottage along the roadside and at every cross roads, the mothers and large children carrying those who were too little to walk, the Negroes were lined up to pay their last respects to the man whom they honored as the Abraham Lincoln of Kentucky."Because of his outspokenness against slavery in a pro-slavery area, his willingness to fight for those beliefs, and scandal within his own personal life, Clay had been one of the most controversial Kentuckians of his time; yet, his support of Lincoln and of the Union helped to preserve the United States. A unique set of Emancipation papers for a slave family freed by Cassius M. Three separate emancipation papers 8" X 10" all written on vellum.
, Stereo by Anthony, Black troops in the foreground, Rebel pickets in the woods, a Rebel fort in middle distance. Hiram Burnham, a native of Maine and a brigade commander in XVIII Corps, was killed in the assault, and the Union-held fort was renamed Fort Burnham in his honor. Stannard lost an arm while resisting Lee's assault.
On September 29, 1864, 2,500 Union soldiers from Maj. Benjamin Butler's Army of the James overran Major Richard Cornelius Taylor's 200-man Confederate garrison and captured the fort in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm. Although the attacks of September 29 had succeeded in capturing only Fort Harrison, General Robert E. This failure forced the Confederates to realign their defenses farther west. Dated 1788 Head of African left, wearing plumed crown and earring legend I SERVE/Pineapple, nice brown surfaces.
Owned and operated an antislavery newspaper, The True American out of Lexington, KY from 1845 - 1846. Fee money and land to start Berea College, the first interracial college in the South. Organized a group of volunteers called the Clay Battalion which protected the White House in the outbreak of the Civil War, and briefly served as a Major General in that war.