Resolution of thanks to George Sibley by the Board of Aldermen : Correspondence; Government document 1841/06/11-1841/06/12.
- Description: First letter: "Resolution of Board of Aldermen, etc. that thanks be tendered to Major G. C. Sibley for Report of the Chief Engineer of late Board of Internal Improvement on subject of contemplated railroad route from St. Louis to Iron Mountain". Second letter: "Have the honor to transmit to you resolution of the City Council".
- 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: Resolution of thanks to George Sibley by the Board of Aldermen 11-12 Jun 1841.
- Location of Originals:
- Missouri History Museum
- Copyright Note:
- The Missouri History Museum
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