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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

William Clark bill of exchange

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233291985]
Identifier: Vault MSS 640
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed bill of exchange addressed to General Henry Dearborn, Secretary of War. Clark requests the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid to William Croghan, an Indian interpreter, for services rendered.

Dates: 1808

Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293262]
Identifier: Vault MSS 596
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter. This note was written on April 10, 1856 and sent to W. R. Shoemaker. Bonneville reports the arrival of ammunition and stores for Capt. Stevenson.

Dates: 1856 April 10

Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville letter

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231566701]
Identifier: Vault MSS 548
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter. This note was written on November 6, 1856 in Fort Vancouver, Washington Territory and sent to Max Lavish. Bonneville requests that he be allowed to put a sign on Lavish's store.

Dates: 1856 November 6

Choteau family legal documents

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309970]
Identifier: MSS SC 1223
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed legal documents involving the Choteau family. Included are summonses, financial notes, deeds, certificates, indentures, and writs all written at St. Louis, Mo. Several of the items are French translations of the original English documents. Members of the Choteau family mentioned in the items are Auguste, Pierre, Henry, and Gabriel S.

Dates: 1805-1829

Jacques Clamorgan legal papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309996]
Identifier: MSS SC 1221
Scope and Contents

Eight handwritten and signed legal documents. Included are complaints, judgments, summonses, bonds, declarations, and financial notes from various court cases in which Clamorgan was involved. Most of these cases involved disputes over land ownership and payments of money.

Dates: 1809-1823

William Clark letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292348]
Identifier: Vault MSS 578
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated May 28, 1794. Clark requests that whiskey be delivered to the Chickasaw Indians.

Dates: 1794 May 28

Richard Halliburton letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232541935]
Identifier: Vault MSS 545
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter sent to the newspaper offices that printed a column known as "The Office Window." The letter is dated March 22, 1928 and was written in Indianapolis, Indiana. Also included is a photocopy of the newspaper article dated Feb. 25, 1928. The news piece was somewhat critical of Halliburton and his adventures. Halliburton wrote to thank the editors for the publicity and to correct the things said about him.

Dates: 1928

Wilson Price Hunt financial notes

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309848]
Identifier: MSS SC 1202
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten and signed financial papers. Included is a note promising to pay Edward Rose $350.00, and a ledger recording balances.

Dates: 1809-1811

Zebulon Montgomery Pike letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292587]
Identifier: Vault MSS 538
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous letters relating to administrative matters in the US Army including orderings of materials, receipts, and letters of recommendation for subordinates. One of the items is a signature certifying the orders of Major General Howe. The materials relate to the War of 1812 or shortly before. All items were signed by Pike.

Dates: 1811-1813

Meriwether Lewis letter to Henry Dearborn

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292363]
Identifier: Vault MSS 567
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter dated Nov. 9, 1806 and written in Louisville. It is addressed to Henry Dearborn (1751-1829), Secretary of War for the United States. Lewis states that four hundred dollars is due Capt. William Clark (1770-1838) for his services on the expedition to the Pacific Ocean. This payment would be "charged" to Lewis and would be his final "settlement" with the United States relative to the expedition.

Dates: 1806 November 9