Jefferson's Western Explorations

Jefferson's Western Explorations

Discoveries Made in Exploring the Missouri, Red River and Washita by Captains Lewis and Clark, Doctor Sibley, and William Dunbar, and Compiled by Thomas Jefferson ; the Natchez Edition, 1806 ; A Facsimile

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expedition (and others he was promoting at the time), the history of the printing of the report, the various authorial corrections, versions and editions of the text, a survey of the correspondence of Sibley, a provenance and census of known copies, and separate maps chosen for this Natchez edition, including those engraved by Nicholas King. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
It appears that Thomas Jefferson did much to promote the Information Age, especially in his support of the Corps of Discovery led by Captains Lewis and Clark. In this reprint of the 1806 Natchez edition, which included geological and botanical studies and an accounting of the Native Americans in the area, the editors provide facsimiles of the original with marginal corrections and notes. They also include background information on Thomas Jefferson's 1806 message to Congress about the

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