Meriwether Lewis


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Lewis, Meriwether,

1774–1809, American explorer, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expeditionLewis and Clark expedition,
1803–6, U.S. expedition that explored the territory of the Louisiana Purchase and the country beyond as far as the Pacific Ocean. Purpose
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, b. near Charlottesville, Va. He was a captain in the army and served in a number of campaigns against Native Americans before becoming (1801) secretary to his friend President Jefferson. Selected to head the expedition for a land route to the Pacific Ocean, he chose William ClarkClark, William,
1770–1838, American explorer, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition, b. Caroline co., Va.; brother of George Rogers Clark. He was an army officer (1792–96), serving in a number of engagements with Native Americans.
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 as his associate. Upon that successful venture Lewis's fame rests. In 1807 he was made governor of Louisiana Territory, with headquarters at St. Louis. In 1809, while traveling to Washington to prepare the journals of the expedition for publication, he died suddenly—either by murder or suicide—in a lonely inn on the Natchez Trace. The cause of his death is still the subject of controversy.

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See biography by R. H. Dillon (1968); see also bibliography under Lewis and Clark expeditionLewis and Clark expedition,
1803–6, U.S. expedition that explored the territory of the Louisiana Purchase and the country beyond as far as the Pacific Ocean. Purpose
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Lewis, Meriwether

(1774–1809) explorer, soldier; born in Albemarle County, Va. He became President Thomas Jefferson's private secretary (1801) and was chosen, with William Clark, to lead an overland expedition to the Pacific Ocean. He and Clark made careful observations of the wildlife and lands that they passed through on their journey (1804–06). Lewis was governor of the Louisiana Territory (1806–09) and died mysteriously while on his way to Washington, D.C., in 1809.
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Ar y daith, cofnododd Meriwether Lewis 178 o rywogaethau newydd o blanhigion a 122 o anifeiliaid, ac mae'n debyg y basa chi'n gallu cymharu'r siwrne yma a glanio ar y lleuad yn 1969.
Late in the poem Meriwether Lewis tells Jefferson, "I was that fool fish to which/Your lie was the perfect lure.
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