Collector shares a nice find…

October 29, 2009 by  
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It’s always a thrill to find truly significant reports for very little money; proof that doing a bit of homework can be well rewarded.

A fellow collector (to whom who owe a special thanks for sharing his “find”) shares the uncommonly lengthy letter from Merriwether Lewis while on the Lewis & Clark Expedition, datelined at Fort Mandan, April 7, 1805. It appears on two inside pages of “The Balance & Columbian Repository” issue of  August 13, 1805. Typically reports on Lewis & Clark are very brief. This is is not.

He shares this interesting letter for all who can appreciate reading history from the time it was made.  Being a letter written directly Thomas Jefferson, how significant might this be?  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  Please enjoy the following:



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