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Death of William Clark of "Lewis & Clark" fame...

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September 15, 1838

NILES NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 15, 1838  The front page has nearly half a column devoted to the: "Death of Gen. Clark", governor of Missouri but more famous for his expedition with Merriwether Lewis to the Pacific. This article reads in part: "...he arrived in St. Louis in the year 1803 and in company with his intrepid companion, Merriwether Lewis and a small band of selected men, performed the first journey across the Rocky mountains to the mouth of the Columbia river. The history of the pioneer trip of Lewis and Clark is familiar to every reader..." with more.
Page 3 has an article headed: "The Mormons" which tells of the troubles with the Mormons in Missouri, and which has near the end: "...brings word that Joe Smith, Mormon, had surrendered himself to the civil authorities. This implies some further movements against the Mormons, of which we are not yet advised."
Sixteen pages, 8 by 11 3/4 inches, a few ink stains on the ftpg., nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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