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    William Clark Autograph Document Signed "Wm. Clark." One page, 7.75" x 7.25", n. p., August 1, 1828. William Clark is best known as one of the principal American explorers in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the first American overland expedition to the Pacific Coast and back on August 31, 1803, through September 23, 1806. Following this, Clark was appointed brigadier general of the militia and superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Louisiana territory in 1809, governor of the Missouri Territory in 1813, and during the War of 1812 he led military campaigns and established the first post in what is now Wisconsin. In 1822, President Monroe made him superintendent of Indian Affairs, a position he held for sixteen years.

    While in that capacity, Clark wrote this receipt for "forty Dollars the amount of public money placed in the hands of Capt. Vasquez to pay some contingency of his Agency in 1827 for which he has been held accountable to the United States." Uneven toning. Weak folds are separating at the edges. Small pin holes near the upper edge.


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