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Letter from Richard Clough Anderson to Jonathan Clark, 17 October 1801

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Richard Anderson writes Jonathan Clark from his home, Soldiers Retreat, near Louisville, with William Clark as the letter's carrier since he is traveling east to Jonathan's. He discusses land business, his son Richard Jr., attending school in…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 2 September 1792

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William Clark writes to his brother Jonathan regarding his activities on recruiting duty in Kentucky and Indiana Territory. He discusses Western affairs, especially regarding Native Americans and military matters. He updates his brother on personal…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 4 October 1798

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William Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Baltimore, Maryland, after journeying from Kentucky to New Orleans with a shipment of tobacco, and then sailing from New Orleans around the Florida peninsula to New Castle, Delaware. Plans on visiting…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 13 August 1801

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William Clark writes to his brother Jonathan from his farm, Mulberry Hill, reporting on legal and land business, the state of his farm and mill, and the Ohio River being very low.

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 13 October 1801

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William Clark writes to his brother Jonathan from Louisville, Kentucky, reporting financial arrangements regarding land he has purchased on Jonathan's behalf.

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 4 February 1802

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William Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Redstone Landing [present Brownsville, Pennsylvania] on the Monongahela River updating him on the status of the trip moving Jonathan's enslaved people and some household goods and animals from…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 2 March 1802

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Louisville, reporting the party's arrival but also the unfortunate death of one of Jonathan's horses. He reports on a variety of land business, a school in their neighborhood starting, and beginning work on…

Letter from Willliam Clark to Jonathan Clark, 5 April 1802

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan reporting on the progress on Jonathan's house. A recent flood of the south fork of Beargrass Creek has broken William's mill dam.

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 16 December 1803

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William Clark writes to his brother Jonathan from the Corps of Discovery's first winter camp, reporting on events since parting with him below the Falls of the Ohio. He reports on an illness he has suffered, occurences at Fort Massac, the confluence…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 25 February 1804

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis reporting on his health, the land business back home, preparations for the Upper Louisiana Territory to be officially turned over to the United States, and interactions with Captain Amos Stoaddard, who…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 3 May 1804

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Clark writes a letter of introduction to his brother Jonathan for Pierre [Peter] Chouteau who is leading a delegation of Osage Indians to Washington. He stresses how cooperative Chouteau has been concerning not only official matters but also…

Letter from William Clark to his brother, April 1805

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Letter from William Clark to his brother talks of sending his journal to the President and the Secretary of War, documenting his voyage and discoveries. Includes note stating he has included with the letter: one shirt worn by the Mandan Indian women,…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 23 September 1806

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Clark's letter to his brother Jonathan was written with the intent of announcing the Corps of Discovery's succcessful return from its expedition to the Pacific Ocean and was intended for publication. Clark summarizes the expedition's activities since…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 24 September 1806

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Clark follows up his letter of 23 September with a personal letter mentioning that they will be traveling east to Louisville via Vincennes with a delegation of Mandan Indians, with which Meriwether Lewis will continue on to Washington, D. C. They…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 22 January 1807

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Washington, D. C., reporting on activities there and his flattering treatment in wake of the successful return of the expedition. He reports he has discussed the Burr Conspiracy with President Jefferson and…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 9 September 1807

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Big Bone Lick, Kentucky, while conducting a major archaeological fossil dig at Thomas Jefferson's request. He describes what has been unearthed so far and mentions their brother George Rogers Clark being drunk…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 6-7 June 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan while on his boat at the mouth of the Tradewater River traveling down the Ohio River, moving to St. Louis. He has visited their brother Edmund in that neighborhood. Tells of his enslaved woman, Philes, dying.…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 2 July 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan that they have arrived in St. Louis. On the way, his enslaved woman Nancy [half sister of York] lost her child, and Ben [possibly formerly enslaved by Clark family] his horse. He has hired out most of his enslaved…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 21 July 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis about business and missing family. He shortly will be traveling up the Missouri River with about 80 militia to build a fort [Fort Osage]. He has been much pestered by Native American affairs, and four…

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 22 August 1808

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Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis regarding land business. They are anxiously awaiting the arrival of John Hite Clark - and in a postscript reports he has just arrived.