Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 8 November 1809

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Title

Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 8 November 1809

Description

Clark writes his brother Jonathan from Bean Station, Tennessee, while traveling eastward to Fincastle, Virginia, with an update on what else he has learned about Lewis's death. He also reports on the difficulty they've encountered regarding their carriage, the roads, and the weather. He is not inclined to accept the governorship of Upper Louisiana as Lewis's replacement if it is offered to him because he doesn't want a "green pompous new england" [William Eustis] as his boss.

Creator

Clark, William

Source

Jonathan Clark papers, Temple Bodley Collection, Filson Historical Society

Date

1809-11-08

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Text

Identifier

Mss. A C593e f6

Citation

Clark, William, “Letter from William Clark to Jonathan Clark, 8 November 1809,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed January 30, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5719.