|April 23, 1805
a clear and pleasant morning. not quite as cold as it has been for Several
morning. we Set off as usal proceeded on. Some of the men
caught two beaver last night passed high bluffs on the S.S. and a bottom
in a bend on the N.S. the river verry crooked halted and took
breakfast on a sand beach S.S. one man Shot a beaver in the willows.
another Shot a Goose in the river, proceeded on the wind
blew So hard that the large perogues Sailed in a bend where the wind came fair verry high
the Small canoes took in Some water. the large perogues Sailed verry fast.
a Short distanc we were obledged to halt the first Safe place untill the wind
abated which was about 3 hours. dryed the articles which was wet.
towards evening the wind abated and we proceedd on around a point and Camped in a bottom
covered with c.w. timber on N.S. [They remained here until April 25.]
came 14 1/2 miles to day. Capt. Clark killed to day one bufflaoe Calf,
and three black taild deer.--
April 23, 1805
We set our early and had a fine day; but the wind was ahead, and we were obliged to lie
to about three hours. We went 15 miles and encamped o the North side. Captain
Clarke killed 3 blacktailed deer and a buffaloe calf.
April 23, 1805
This morning, we had Clear weather and set off at the usual hour,-- (Early)
We proceeded on about 3 Miles, when the Wind blew so fresh, that we had to
come too, it being a head Wind from the North west.-- We stopped for about two
hours, & Captain Clark, and some of our Men went out hunting; We then proceeded
<then> on our Voyage, & passed the finest thickets of Wood & level priaries,
that we had seen, since we left the Mandan Nation, In the Evening, we came too, and
Encamped on the North side of the Mesouri River, having come 15 Miles this day.--
Captain Clark & the party that went with him hunting, joined us some short time
after, having kill'd that day 3 large Male Deer, and a Buffaloe Calf, which they brought
to the Camp--