April 15, 1805
John Ordway

a clear pleasant morning.   we Set off eairly.   proceeded on.   Sailed under a fine breeze from the S.E.   passed Several runs on each Side of the river and handsome bottoms plalins hills & vallies &.c.   we Saw flocks of Goats on S.S. and Gangs of buffaloe on Sand beach S.S.  Saw a large black bair and 2 white ones on the N.S.  Capt. Clark was near Shooting one of the white ones.  Sailed on    one man killed a Goose.   came 22 miles this day.   the river Shallow    only about 8 feet deep in some places.   we poled across in one place with a Small canoe.    passd. goat pen creek [Little Knife River, ND. Clark had named the creek after the Indian pen, or pound, for catching pronghorns which he found there.] on N.S. & the river is nearly as wide here as it was at St. Charles near its mouth.   Camped on a large Sand beach on the South Side of the river.--

April 15, 1805
Patrick Gass

We had a pleasant day and a fair wind; set forward early as usual, and went on very well.  Passed a large creek on the North side, called Goat-pen creek. [Little Knife River.]  We saw a number of buffaloe and two bears on the bank of the river.  After going 23 miles we encamped on the South side.

April 15, 1805
Joseph Whitehouse

We set off this Morning, having a fresh breeze from the N-East    about 8 o'Clock it veered round t the South East, and blew moderately.--  We proceeded on, and passed a small River, and a Creek [Whitehouse mentions this "Creek" which no other expedition journal writer notes.]; lying both on the North side of the River, and encamped in the Evening, on the bank of the River on the North side.-- [As they did the previous day both Ordway and Gass disagree with regard to which side of the river the expedition camped.]