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Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 14 December 1810

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis regarding his intent to sell various tracts of land he owns in Clarksville, Indiana. He wants to make sure that the elderly African Americans (assumed to be enslaved people) living there are taken care…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 3 July 1810

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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…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 26 August 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis reporting the distressing situation Meriwether Lewis is in regarding the government and his personal affairs. Clark believes all will work out. He is disgusted with York and wishes Jonathan to do with…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 22 July 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis regarding his enslaved man York, the St. Louis Missouri Fur Company, furs and peltries belonging to the government as part of the Indian trade factory system, and the route he might take in the fall…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 28 May 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis regarding plans to travel east for a visit in the fall and their likely route. He reports how Julia and Lewis are doing, including Lewis being vaccinated with the cowpox and his reaction to being…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, ca. 1 March 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis informing him he has invested in the St. Louis Missouri Fur Company, is acting as an agent for the government's Native American trade factory system, and the trouble he is having with several of his…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 21 January 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis announcing the birth of a son - Meriwether Lewis Clark. He reports how Julia and the baby are doing. He also reports on paying for a midwife for his enslaved woman Easter, who he has punished for bad…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 2 January 1809

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis reporting domestic and local news. Shares how Julia is faring and describes the new quarters they have moved to. He expresses his frustrations with his enslaved persons, relating his opinion of…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 17 December 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis describing an incident in which John Sullivan overreacted in a meeting with officials and ruined his chances for a lucrative position. Clark returns to the topic of York, stating he had intended to…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 10 December 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis continuing a discussion of a planned partnership in a store between himself based in St. Louis and Jonathan's son John Hite Clark based in Louisville. He also further discusses estate matters and…