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    William Clark Autograph Receipt Signed. "Wm Clark ", one page, 7.75" x 6.5", front and verso, 28 April 1814, St. Louis. In full, "Provision Return for eighty-eight men of Capt. Yeiser's company now in the service of the United States for one day commencing the 28 April & ending same day. No men 88 No days 1 rations p. day ½ No rations 132 The Contractor will issue one hundred & thirty two complete rations agreeable to the above return St Louis 28th April 1814 ", cosigned by " F. Yeiser". On verso is penned, "No 21st " and "28th Apl". The document is a receipt for Captain Yeiser to provide men and supplies for one day to William Clark. William Clark, along with Meriwether Lewis, 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, leaving from Pittsburg on August 31, 1803, and returning to St. Louis on 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. This signed receipt for provisions, dated 1814, is from the period of his service in the War of 1812, when he was leading and outfitting military campaigns. Evenly toned with a few stray stains on verso, very heavily inked resulting in a few smears, else fine condition.


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