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Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 21 January 1809

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Title

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 21 January 1809

Description

Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis announcing the birth of a son - Meriwether Lewis Clark. He reports how Julia and the baby are doing. He also reports on paying for a midwife for his enslaved woman Easter, who he has punished for bad behavior. He lists some other of his enslaved people he has punished and worries that Jonathan will think he has become a severe master, but he assures him he has not.

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Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

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Identifier

Mss. A C593e f5

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 21 January 1809,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 16, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5710.