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    William Clark Proclamation, a Period Fair Copy in the Hand of Frederick Bates. One page of a bifolium, 7.25" x 12.5", St. Louis, March 9, 1815. Following his famed Lewis and Clark Expedition, William Clark, "Governor of the territory of Missouri, Commander in chief of the Militia, and superintendent of Indian Affairs," approved this proclamation concerning a treaty regarding land which once belonged to the "Osage nation of Indians." This period fair copy is entirely in the hand of Frederick Bates, and he cites that it was made on January 19, 1819. Bates served as Governor of Missouri for less than one year in 1824, but sometimes served as acting governor during Clark's term of office. Toned paper with folds.

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    William Clark is best known as one of the principal American explorers in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the first overland expedition to the Pacific Coast and back (1803-1806). Following this, Clark was appointed brigadier general of the militia and superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Louisiana Territory (1809), then governor of the Missouri Territory (1813-1820).

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