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1. 15. Exploring the American West in the Age of Jefferson
1. Donald Jackson, ed., The Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with Related Documents, 1783-1854, 2d ed., 2 vols. ( Urbana, 1978), 2:668.
2. Niles' Weekly Register, 23 November 1822.
3. William Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West ( New York, 1966), 4.
4. My use of republicanism draws heavily on Drew R. McCoy, The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America ( New York, 1980), chap. 8.
5. North West Company, petition, 30 June 1812, CO42/70/16, No. 2, Public Record Office, London, England.
6. Alexander Ross, Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River, 1810-1813 ( 1849; reprint, Lincoln, 1986), 40.
7. Thomas Jefferson to John Hollins, Washington, 19 February 1809, in Jefferson Papers, Document Collection, Library of Congress, Washington DC (hereafter cited as JP-DLC).
8. James King to Banks, October 1780, quoted in David Mackay, "A Presiding Genius of Exploration: Banks, Cook, and Empire, 1767-1805," in Robin Fisher and Hugh Johnston, eds., Captain James Cook and His Times ( Seattle, 1979), 29.
9. Jefferson to John Manners, Monticello, 22 February 1814, in JP-DLC.
10. This approach is best exemplified in the work of John L. Allen. See especially his "Lands of Myth, Waters of Wonder: The Place of Imagination in the History of Geographical Exploration," in David Lowenthal and Martyn J. Bowden, eds., Geographies of the Mind: Essays in Historical Geography in Honor of John Kirtland Wright ( New York, 1976), 41-61.
11. Pierre Margry, ed., Decouvertes et etablissements des Francais dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amerique Septentrionale, 1614-1754, 6 vols. ( Paris, 1876-86), 6:534. See also Pierre F. X. Charlevoix, Journal of a Voyage to North America, 2 vols. ( London, 1761), 2:180. I am grateful to W. J. Eccles for drawing my attention to this important material.
12. John L. Allen, Passage through the Garden: Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest ( Urbana, 1975), 23.
13. Jonathan Carver, Travels through the Interior Parts of North America ( London, 1781), 118. See also John Parker, ed., The Journals of Jonathan Carver and Related Documents, 1766-1770 ( St. Paul, 1976).

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