Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis after arriving home. Julia and M. Lewis were greatly tormented by the mosquitos. He isn't optimistic about his personal and general situation regarding the Missouri Fur Company. Reports what he knows regarding Meriwether Lewis' and his own difficulties and differences in policy with the government. Has learned that Frederick Bates had lodged complaints about both of them. Clark considers Bates a "little animale whome I had mistaken as my friend."
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 punish him but Meriwether Lewis persuaded him to hire him out in Kentucky instead. Clark hopes he will learn the error of his ways and must "give over that wife of his" in Kentucky. His wife was enslaved by someone else in the Louisville area.
Many of the acts pertain to the Revolution, including acts to provision a militia for the relief of South Carolina, to punish desertion, to provide better wages for those guarding the frontier against Native American attacks, to establish the town of Louisville, to authorize the citizens of Georgia and South Carolina to remove their enslaved persons to Virginia for safekeeping, etc.