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Sale 114

Lot 375

Autographs, Clark, William Lewis Autograph on 1814 Document (1770-1838) American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor, helped lead the Lewis & Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States, "William Clark (Lewis and Clark Expedition fame) penned autograph document Signed "Wm. Clark", one page, approximately 7.75" x 6.75", front dated, 26 April 1814, [St. Louis]. "Provision Return for eighty-three men of Capt. Yeiser's company now in service of the United States for one day commencing the 26th April & ending same day. No. men 83 No days 1 rations p. day 1/2 No rations 124 ½ The Contractor will issue one hundred & twenty-four & a half complete rations agreeable to the above return 26th April 1814 ", twice cosigned by " F. Yeiser". On verso is penned, "No 17th" and"26th Apl". The document is a receipt for Captain Yeiser to provide men and supplies for one day to William Clark, evenly toned with a few stray stains on verso, very heavily inked resulting in a few smears, otherwise fine condition, rarely seen autograph .
Estimate $3,000-3,500.

Realized $2,760

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