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Letter, 1803 July 3, Washington [D.C.] to Peyroux, Commandant of Upper Louisiana, n.p.

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: Acquainted with him in Philadelphia in 1791; lately heard he was in Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis; sends this by Capt. [Meriwether] Lewis, his secretary; geography of the Missouri [River] and easiest water communication from it to Pacific is unknown; Capt. Lewis with 12 or 15 men is authorized to explore it; Spain agrees that France should issue passports, which have been received some time ago; now hears that France had ceded Louisiana to U.S.; is sure Peyroux will give Lewis all aid possible in so worthy an undertaking.
Issued Date: 1803-07-03
Subjects: Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15390
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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