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Letter, 1804 March 20, New Madrid, [Missouri] to [Thomas Jefferson], n.p.

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Author: Peyroux, Henri
Abstract: Before commanding New Madrid, wrote to Jefferson in 1798 regarding the origins, customs and industry of American Indians but believes Jefferson never received his letters; Jefferson sent letter of recommendation to self through Captains [William] Clark and [Meriwether] Lewis; M. Lassus, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Louisiana obtained a copy of the recommendation and sent it to the Spanish government hoping to implicate self; regrets not meeting Jefferson's nephew, Captain Luis, as he would have offered Lewis his services.
Issued Date: 1804-03-20
Subjects: Clark, William, 1770-1838
Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15249
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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