Some people say that Meriwether Lewis was not killed, but he commited suicide. They are totally wrong. Meriwether was riding his horse across a trail and stumbled upon a cabin. It was his resting place for the night. Some people say it was all a hoax and no one really bought Louisiana from France, but really, it happened. Some people also infer he was killed because of research they've done. Meriwether's arch enemy was James Wilkinson, the man who wanted to kill him., so he sent Robert Grinder to the cabin to kill Lewis. It succeeded with 2 bullet wounds, one to the chest and another to the heart. Apparently he didn't die right away, that's why there is 2 bullet wounds and not just one.. President James Madison didn't like this becuase that he was James' second hand man. They had a coding system called a cypher they used to deliver secret messages and the one key word they always used was "artichoke". Meriwether was later buried in Tennessee where he had been murdered. There will still be some non- believers that think it was a hoax, or that he killed himself.