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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

In St. Louis, Lewis writes a letter to President Jefferson. Clark writes a letter to the Indiana Territory governor. He also copies a letter, written by Lewis, which becomes the Expedition's first published report.

From the journals...

I sleped but little last night    however we rose early and Commencd wrighting our letters    Capt. Lewis wrote one to the presidend and I wrote Govr. Harrison & my friends in Kentucky

William Clark

Chouteau mansion, St. Louis

1800's western frontier mansion

From Historic Towns of the Western States, p. 336, Lyman P. Powell. ed.