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October 16, 2016:

The November, 2016 issue of We Proceed On, the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation quarterly,  has my article, “Why Didn’t Meriwether Lewis’s Two Best Friends, Thomas Jefferson and William Clark, Investigate His Death?” I gave a talk on the same subject at the National Park Service in July. I find it is an effective way to explain the numerous forgeries and false stories spread by the conspirators. I am now posting two letters written by Captain Gilbert C. Russell to President Jefferson, and one fake document, the so-called “Russell Statement,” as resource material in the PDF section.

NEWS: I am in the process of writing a new book, Documents and Essays on the Assassination of Meriwether Lewis.  I am finding the work very interesting, and seeing connections I didn’t see before. The new collection of documents will form the basis of my podcasts, which will be my next project. The documents provide a window into a long ago world, and the “powerfull enemies” who sought to remove  Lewis from his post as Governor of Louisiana Territory.

Meriwether Lewis: The Assassination of an American Hero and the Silver Mines of Mexico is available in hardcover, trade paper, and ebooks at Amazon and other bookstores.  The best ways to learn about the book is to see the Chapter Summaries posted here, and visit Amazon to see “Search Inside the Book.”

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The Assassination of an American Hero and the Silver Mines of Mexico