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Lewis and Clark begin their epic Voyage of Discovery...



Item # 702702

November 26, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, Nov. 26, 1803 (at a slightly reduced price)

* Lewis and Clark Expedition begins
* Louisville, Kentucky - Ohio River


Page 2 has several items concerning the recent Louisiana Purchase, but certainly the most significant is a report from Louisville noting: "Capt. Clark, and Mr. Lewis, have left this place in the prosecution of their expedition to the westward. They  have been sent thereon by the President of the United States. The object of their travels has not transpired. They will, it is said, ascent the Mississippi and Missouri as far s possible. they have an iron frame of a boat, intended to be covered with skins...About 60 men will compose the party."
Although there are other interesting items concerning Louisiana, they pale in comparison to this very significant report.
Four pages, a small chip missing from the top left corner (blank margin) and a stain the lower left margin, but overall quite nice.

Item from Catalog 341 (released for April, 2024)

Category: Pre-Civil War