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Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 17 December 1808

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Title

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 17 December 1808

Description

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.

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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, 17 December 1808,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5708.