Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 1 October 1808

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Title

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 1 October 1808

Description

Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis that he has just returned from the Fire Prairie where he built a fort [Fort Osage]. He was ill the entire time. Introduces George Shannon who was wounded in a skirmish with the Arikara and consequently lost a leg. Shannon is going to attend school in Lexington [Transylvania University] so he can get educated and make a living. He is a man of fine character. He is on the government payroll and Clark will continue to pay him so he can pay for school and board until the Secretary of War orders payment to stop.

Creator

Clark, William

Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

1808-10-1

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Type

Text

Identifier

Mss. A C593e f3

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 1 October 1808,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 1, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5703.