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Barton, Benjamin Smith. Elements of Botany; or, Outlines of the Natural History of Vegetables (Philadelphia, 1803). Kelly, Patrick. A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy; being an attempt to simplify those.sciences. Containing.the discovery of a projection for clearing the...
1803 Expedition Events Events in Jefferson's life and elsewhere in the World January 18
Meriwether Lewis
"To Meriwether Lewis, esquire, Captain of the 1st regiment of infantry of the United States of America. "Your situation as Secretary of the President of the United States has made you acquainted with the objects of my confidential message of Jan. 18, 1803, to the legislature. You have seen the act...
As Jefferson groomed Meriwether Lewis to head an expedition to explore the West, it was understandable that he would turn to fellow members of the American Philosophical Society for support. This was the oldest learned society in the United States, and one dedicated to furthering knowledge of the...
[post January 23, 1793] To Mr. Andrew Michaud. Sundry persons having subscribed certain sums of money for your encouragement to explore the country a[long] the Missouri, & thence Westwardly to the Pacific ocean, having submitted the plan of the enterprise to the direction of the American...
(A transcription of the original letter) "Gentlemen of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives: "As the continuance of the act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes will be under the consideration of the Legislature at its present session, I think it my duty to communicate...
Miniature portrait of Jefferson (1788) by John Trumbull
(Born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia; died July 4, 1826, Monticello) Thomas Jefferson -- author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom , third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia -- voiced the aspirations of...

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