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Meriwether Lewis And William Clark Quotes By Elizabeth Kolbert

Such is the economy of nature," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "that no instance can be produced, of her having permitted any one race of her animals to become extinct; of her having formed any link in her great work so weak as to be broken." When, as President, he dispatched Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to the Northwest, Jefferson hoped that they would come upon live mastodons roaming the region. — Elizabeth Kolbert

Meriwether Lewis And William Clark Quotes By David R. George III

The two men who led the expedition across the North American continent on Earth, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, were set a mission to explore an expanse of unknown wilderness, to chart the lands they traveled, to seek out what new life there might be, to befriend the peoples they might encounter, to keep a record of their journey, and to bring that knowledge home." He paused, thrilled that this moment had come at last. "They called themselves the Corps of Discovery. Let us therefore, on this stardate, rededicate ourselves to that ideal. — David R. George III