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Meriwether Lewis letter to Henry Dearborn

 Collection — Folder: 1
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.


  • 1806 November 9


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Meriwether Lewis letter to Henry Dearborn must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

American soldier and explorer. He led the first official United States expedition to the Pacific ocean.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Meriwether Lewis letter to Henry Dearborn
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Leslie Evens
2011 November 4
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States