Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 3 July 1810

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Title

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 3 July 1810

Description

Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Kaskaskia, Illinois, relating how they have fared in their trip to St. Louis since leaving Louisville. Low water in the Ohio, high water in the Mississippi, lack of boat hands, and violent storms have all plagued them. Julia and M. Lewis have been tormented by the mosquitos. Soon after reaching the Mississippi, Rachiel (mosy likely an enslaved person) fell between the boats and drowned.

Creator

Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

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Identifier

Mss. A C593e f7

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 3 July 1810,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 16, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5723.