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Graham, Richard (1786-1858) to William Clark [draft]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02146.06 Author/Creator: Graham, Richard (1786-1858) Place Written: Marias des Cygne, Kansas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 May 1823 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Discusses the transport of a horse thief named James Dunlap (aka John Ramey). Indicates that he expects the Osage Indians on their new land (Marias des Cygne, Kansas) in a few days and their corn is not yet planted; comments on the problems of food scarcity. Tells how he had a "'swimming' time" coming up because of canoe problems. In a postscript, reports that the Osage sent a war party against the Pawnee and returned with 120 horses and 22 scalps, only four coming from warriors. Docketed by Graham, who indicates that this is "A copy of a letter to Gen. Clark..." Several alterations indicate that this was possibly a draft.

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