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    William Clark Autograph Receipt Signed "Wm Clark ", one page, 7.75" x 7.75", front and verso, 1814, in ink. In full, "Provision return for eighty eight men of Capt Giesen command now in service of the united states for one day commencing the 27th and ending same day No men 88 No days 1- Rations/day 1½ Total 132 The Contractor will issue one hundred and thirty two complete rations agreeable to the above return the 27th 1814", cosigned by " L. Giesen Capt". On verso is penned, "No 20th " and "29th ...". A receipt for Capt. L. Giesen to provide to William Clark with men and supplies for one day. William Clark is best known as one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Serving with Meriwether Lewis, they led 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. In 1809 Clark was appointed brigadier general of the militia, superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Louisiana territory, and governor of the Missouri Territory in 1813. During the War of 1812 he led military campaigns and established the first post in what is now Wisconsin. After the war he returned to his position as superintendent of Indian Affairs until his death in 1838. 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. Light toning over all, rough edges right and bottom with minor chipping al margins, usual folds with some wear, else fine condition with bold ink.

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