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Volume 1

Two volumes with preface by Thomas Jefferson recounting Meriweather Lewis's life and sudden death. Handwritten in volume one: "John Bird's Book, February 24th A.D. 1819 and the Commonwealth this forty second." Stamped in both volumes inside covers: "Clifton Matheny Monterey, VA."

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Bradford and Inskeep




Lewis and Clark, Louisiana Purchase, Exploration, Early United States, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark


Cultural History | Indigenous Studies | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures | Political History | United States History


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History of the expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the sources of the Missouri thence across the Rocky mountains and down the river Columbia to the Pacific Ocean performed during the years 1804-5-6 by order of the government of the United States prepared for the press by Paul Allen, Esquire in two volumes.



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