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Samuel Hardesty is Sheriff.


Boone County

  • The number of Justices of the Peace in the county is to be reduced to fifteen. No vacancies will be filled until the number drop below fifteen.
  • Elections are to be held in Landing at the home of Benjamin E. Garnett.


  • Cassius Clay begins his anti-slavery newspaper, The True American.

U.S. & World

  • The U.S. Senate ratifies a treaty annexing Texas as the 28th state. Mexico cuts all diplomatic ties.
  • Potato crops fail throughout Europe. Approximately two million people will die in the resulting famine. The famine is especially hard in Ireland where potatoes are a major food crop, resulting in a wave of Irish immigration.

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