Conclusion to historical love triangle from last week

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In last week’s column I told the story of two young people in William Clark’s family (the Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition). Clark’s oldest son, whom he named Meriwether Lewis Clark, fell in love with his step-mother’s daughter, Mary Radford, but the 18-year-old Mary married Major Stephen Watts Kearny, a man twice her age. Last week I lacked space to relate Kearny’s extensive military career.

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