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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

In a letter written two days ago, Lewis informs Clark that he would be leaving Cincinnati today. He mentions that he may see his friend in person before the letter arrives in Louisville, Kentucky. Lewis decides to stay a few more days.

From the journals...

Dear Clark,
It is probable before the reciept of this letter that I shall be with you; I shall leave this the day after tomorrow. Adieu and believe me your very sincere friend and associate,1

Meriwether Lewis
Snippet from a book used by Meriwether Lewis to help navigate the Ohio River

Picture from The Navigator: Or, the Trader's Useful Guide in Navigating the Monongehela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers by Zadok Cramer, Fifth Edition, published in 1806. Lewis used an earlier edition to help him navigate and describe the journey down the Ohio River.