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Captain Clark (current)
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At 1 o'clock we brought to, two chaussies, one loaded with furs and peltries, the other with buffalo grease and tallow. We purchased 300 pounds of grease; and, finding that old Mr. Dorion was of the party, we questioned him until it was too late to go further.
Concluding to take old Mr. Dorion back as far as the Sioux nation, with a view to get some of their chiefs to visit the President of the United States - this man being a very confidential friend of those people, he having resided with the nation twenty-odd years.
Reprinted by permission of the American Studies Programs at the University of Virginia.
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