Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Clark owned York; he was given to him by Clark's father. In literature and diaries he is variously called a manservant, "body servant", "my black Servent", my boy york". Because he was a slave he was not paid when the Corps returned. He was married to a woman who was enslaved by someone else and could rarely see her. He was not freed by Clark for at least ten years after the Corps returned.
Posted by Merry@Syracuse at 12:08 PM