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George Rogers Clark Papers,1780-1802, 1780

Part of George Rogers Clark Papers,1780-1802

Knt000276Guide to the George Rogers Clark Papers, 1780-1802Processed by: Processed by; machine-readable finding aid created by:Encoded bySpecial CollectionsThe Filson Historical Society 1310 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40208 Phone: (502) 635-5083Fax: (502) 635-5086 Email: holmberg@filsonhistorical.orgURL: Copyright 2001 The Filson Historical SocietyLibraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC DatabaseDate of source: Date completedDescription is in English.Guide to the George Rogers Clark Papers, 1780-1802Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsThe Filson Historical Society 1310 South Third Street Louisville, Kentucky40208 USAPhone: (502) 635-5083Fax: (502) 635-5086 Email: holmberg@filsonhistorical.orgURL: by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: M. Plarr Copyright 2001 The Filson Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.George Rogers Clark Papers,1780-1802 N/AClark, George Rogers, 1752-181818 itemsNo items online. Must visit contributing institution.The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USAOpen to researchers.[Identification of item], George Rogers Clark Papers, 1780-1802, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.Clark's Expedition to the Illinois, 1777 -1779-- Sources.Virginia-- Militia-- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.-- Revolution, 1775-1783-- Sources.Revolutionary War soldier and pioneer. Clark's correspondence, original and photocopied, discusses Indian activities; business and financial affairs; raising troops in Virginia; and the location of Fort Jefferson. Other papers include land warrants and grants; and a 1794 commission made by Clark as "Maj-Gen. in the armies of France and Commander of the French Revolutionary Legion of the Mississippi." Also included in the collection is Clark's famous "Mason Letter." This seventy-five page report to George Mason, dated 19 November 1779 at Louisville, is the definitive account of his successful Illinois campaign. It was dictated to his secretary, Angus Cameron, and is signed by Clark. Published in Henry Pirtle's Col. George Rogers Clark's Sketch of his Campaign in the Illinois in 1778-9 (1869) and George Rogers Clark Papers, 1771-1781 (Coll. Illinois State Historical Library, vol. VIII

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