Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 28 May 1809

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Title

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 28 May 1809

Description

Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis regarding plans to travel east for a visit in the fall and their likely route. He reports how Julia and Lewis are doing, including Lewis being vaccinated with the cowpox and his reaction to being bathed. Sends regrets of George Rogers Clark's situation and hopes he will continue to recover. Talks of York's return to St. Louis from Kentucky and his continued bad attitude, punishment, and possible plans regarding him, and an enslaved woman Priscilla giving birth to a stillborn child and her little boy getting accidently scalded. He provides an update on the most recent news regarding Native American affairs and possible hostilities.

Creator

Clark, William

Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

1809-05-28

Rights

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Text

Identifier

Mss. A C593e f5

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 28 May 1809,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 8, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5713.