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 behavior. He lists some other of his enslaved people he has punished and worries that Jonathan will think he has become a severe master, but he assures him he has not.
Letter from James Anderson Pearce to Thomas Bodley updating him on his wife's condition after pregnancy and the doctor's recommendation for helping her troubles with her breast. He also updates on the family's health, as well as the health of their enslaved people.