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Patrick Gass of Wellsburg, the first to publish an account of the<br>
Lewis
and Clark Expedition and the last surviving participant
Patrick Gass of Wellsburg, the first to publish an account of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition and the last surviving participant


On September 9, 1803, Meriwether Lewis departed from Wheeling on the first leg of the Corps of Discovery's expedition to explore western lands purchased from France.

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Meriwether Lewis to President Thomas Jefferson, September 8, 1803
Extracts From the Journal of Meriwether Lewis
"Death of Patrick Gass"
Title Page of the Journal of Patrick Gass
Sources on Patrick Gass


On This Day in West Virginia History: September