Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 16 September 1809

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Title

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 16 September 1809

Description

Clark writes his brother Jonathan from St. Louis shortly before setting out on their trip eastward. He has concluded Indian trade business and will turn matters over to Frederick Bates in his absence. The Secretary of War [William Eustis] has given him more responsibilities and directed him to remove agents and other Indian department employees appointed by Meriwether Lewis. To do so is disagreeable to him. A man convicted of murder is to be hanged today and the town is full of people.

Creator

Clark, William

Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

1809-09-16

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Type

Text

Identifier

Mss. A C593e f6

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 16 September 1809,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed January 31, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5716.