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Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 9 November 1808

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Title

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 9 November 1808

Description

Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis discussing his frustrations with his enslaved African Americans York and Scipio. He reports on conditions in St. Louis, various individuals, and investments in lead mining and saltmaking in the region. Reports that Meriwether Lewis was installed as master of the local Masonic lodge.

Creator

Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

Type

Identifier

Mss. A C593e f4

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 9 November 1808,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5705.