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

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Title

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

Description

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. Continuing the letter on June 7, he reports that Dr. [Richard] Brown's courtship of Ann Anderson has failed. He has sent York and some of his other enslaved persons overland with Joseph Charles to Kaskaskia. He has received word that Lieutenant Nathaniel Pryor is waiting for him with about twenty men and two boats at the mouth of the Ohio to assist their ascent of the Mississippi.

Creator

Clark, William

Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

1808-06-06/07

Rights

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Type

Text

Identifier

Mss. A C593e f3

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 6-7 June 1808,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 8, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5699.