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Letters from the South and West

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Contains observations on the first settlers of Kentucky as well as their cabins, crops, animals and customs.

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 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 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 James Anderson Pearce to Jonathan Clark, 30 March 1811

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Letter from James Anderson Pearce to his father-in-law, General Jonathan Clark, mentions that his enslaved people are laboring more efficiently than he could have hoped and he thinks he will produce much more corn because of it. Also catches him up…

"A Word to Farmers on the Weevils," broadside, ca. 1800

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Broadside explaining how to keep weevils from infesting harvested wheat crops.