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  Lewis Appointed Territorial Governor
Category:  Politics and Government
Brief Description:  In 1807, Meriwether Lewis was appointed territorial governor of the Upper Louisiana Purchase by President Thomas Jefferson. He did not take office until March 1808. His tenure was complicated by tensions left over from his predecessorĀ“s term and his personal financial troubles. In 1809, a dispute arose concerning governmental finances and he decided to travel to Washington, D.C. to settle the matter. On his way through Tennessee, his stopped at GrinderĀ“s Stand, a public roadhouse. It was here on October 9, 1809 that he died of gunshot wounds under mysterious circumstances.
Year:  1807
Decade:  1800 - 1809
Beginning Date:     Mar. 02, 1807
Ending Date:     Oct. 09, 1809

"The History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition - After September 23, 1806"



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