Letter from George Sibley to John Sibley discussing the embargo of 1807 and possible war with England : Correspondence 1808
- Description: George C. Sibley writes to his brother Samuel about his recent work, and his views on the emabrgo imposed on American exports. He writes that if they were to have a war and Spain joined England, it would be a rallying point for an attack on Santa Fe. He thinks of his family in Natchitoches, and how he longs to join them.
- George Champlain Sibley (1782-1863), the son of Dr. John Sibley, a surgeon in the Revolutionary army, was born in Massachusetts, but reared in North Carolina. In 1805, he was appointed assistant agent and factor at St. Louis, and three years later appointed factor at Fort Osage on the Missouri River. In 1811, he explored the Grand Saline, in Oklahoma, escorted by Osage warriors. Sibley married Mary Smith Easton, daughter of Rufus Easton in 1815. They lived at Fort Osage for several years. In 1825, he was named one of three commissioners to mark the Santa Fe road from Council Grove to the border of Mexico. The Sibleys moved to St. Charles, Missouri, in 1827 and established Lindenwood, a school for girls. Both he and Mrs. Sibley were responsible for the religious atmosphere and training at Lindenwood. Sibley was also active politically in the Whig party in St. Charles. Papers relate primarily to Sibley's life on the Missouri Indian frontier and in St. Charles, Missouri. Includes correspondence with William Clark regarding Indian affairs, and Sibley's correspondence as one of three commissioners appointed to mark the Santa Fe road from Council Grove to the border of Mexico, 1825.
AMDigital Reference: A1510.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Letter from George Sibley to John Sibley discussing the embargo of 1807 and possible war with England 18 Jan 1808.
- Location of Originals:
- Missouri History Museum
- Copyright Note:
- The Missouri History Museum
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