- Description: "A card of Ryland defending himself against charges made by Henry A. Wise in House of Representatives. Notation of George C. Sibley states that he knows Mr. Ryland too well to believe he would be unfaithful to his trust".
- 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: Defence against charges made against Edwin Ryland by Henry Wise 20 Mar 1839.
- Location of Originals:
- Missouri History Museum
- Copyright Note:
- The Missouri History Museum
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