• Creator
  • War Department. Office of the Quartermaster General. 1842-1912
  • Created Date
  • 1803
  • Description
  • In a secret message to Congress dated January 18, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson asked for $2,500 to explore lands west to the Pacific. Jefferson worked closely with Lewis, co-commander of the expedition, to ensure that he was well-prepared to anticipate the party's needs. While the party ran out of such luxuries as whiskey, tobacco, and salt, they had plenty of rifles, powder, paper, and ink.
  • Format
  • Lists (Document genres)
    Loose Sheets
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted