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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

While at their winter quarters across from St. Louis, Lewis is in Cahokia on business and Captain Stoddard sends a message to Clark that he has several potential recruits for the expedition.

From the journals...

Cap L. allso sent me a Letter from Capt. Amos Stoddard which mentions his aptnt. to the Comd. of upper Louisiane, & to take possession of St Louis &c.

William Clark

Document transferring Upper Louisiana to the United States

Document written in Spanish that transfers command of the Louisiana territory to Capt. Amos Stoddard

Document from the Missouri History Museum.