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LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION]. A collection of three newspapers printing notices of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Comprising
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION]. A collection of three newspapers printing notices of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Comprising: ONE OF THE EARLIEST OBTAINABLE NOTICES OF THE SUCCESS OF LEWIS AND CLARK: "This serves merely to mention the long wished for and safe arrival of Messrs. Lewis and Clark, who were to explore the Missouri..." In: The Repertory . Vol. III, no. 88. Boston, Tuesday, 4 November 1806. 2 o. Bifolium. Lewis and Clark College does not record a similar announcement until the next day (5 November) in the Columbian Centinal and The Witness . See Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition p.227. "It is, with the sincerest pleasure, that we announce to our fellow citizens, the arrival of Captain Lewis..." In: American Mercury . Vol. XXIII, no. 1166. Hartford: Elisha Babcock, Thursday 6 November 1806. 2 o. Bifolium. Includes a lengthy report of the letter received by Jefferson from Lewis outlining their return to St. Louis on 23 September. This is an early notice summarizing Lewis's letter from St. Louis: Lewis and Clark College has one one two days prior. JEFFERSON, Thomas. President's message of 2 December 1806. In: The Connecticut Courant . Vol. XLII, no. 2185. Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, Wednesday, 10 December 1806. 2 o. Bifolium. An early printing of Jefferson's 2 December message which detailed the Lewis and Clark expedition, little over a week after he delivered it to Congress. (3)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana
Date of the auction: 3 Dec 2007
Address: Christie's
3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center