May 19, 1805
Meriwether Lewis

one of the party wounded a beaver, and my dog as usual swam in to catch it; the beaver bit him through the hind leg and cut the artery; it was with great difficulty that I could stop the blood; I fear it will yet prove fatal to him.

May 19, 1805
John Ordway

a heavy diew fell last night.  one of the party caught a beaver.  we set off about 7 oC.  Clear and pleasant.   we proceeded on.  about 10 oC. A. M. we killed a young brown bear,  on the S. Shore.   passed pitch pine hills on each Side of the River and timbred bottoms.  Semon Capt Lewiss dog got bit by a beaver.  one of the hunters on Shore killed a Deer.   about one oC. we halted to dine on the N.S. at a bottom of c. wood timber.  Capt Clark killed three deer.   about 2 we proceeded on   passed a willlow Island near the N. Shore   passed high pitch pine & ceeder hills as usal.   passed bottoms on each Side covered with c. w. timber.   we Came about 18 miles this day & Camped on a timbred bottom on N.S.[A few miles below the entrance of the Musselshell River.]   [Illegible words] ["at this"] place Capt Lewis killed an Elk.  Some other of the hunters killed 3 deer & 3 beaver to day.

May 19, 1805
Patrick Gass

The morning was foggy and there was some dew. The river is handsome and the country mountainous.  We made 20 1/4 miles and encamped on the North side in a small bottom.

May 19, 1805
Joseph Whitehouse

a heavy diew fell last night.   a clear pleasant morning.   we Set off as usal and proceeded on.   passed pitch pine hills on each Side of the river.   about 10 oClock we killed a Small female brown bear on S.S.    we took on board the meat & Skin and proceeded on.   about 1 oC. we halted to dine at a bottom on the N. Side.  Capt. Clark killed 3 Deer.    about 2 we proceeded on    passed a handsom willow Island near the N.S. of River.   Passed pitch pine & ceeder hills as usal, & bottoms of timber on each Side of the River.   we Came about 18 Miles and Camped at a bottom on the N. Side, where Capt. Lewis killed an Elk & Some of the men killed 3 Deer.   Some of the hunters killed 3 beaver to day.--

May 19, 1805
Joseph Whitehouse

A heavy dew fell last night, and this morning was clear and pleasant, we set off early, as usual; and proceeded on, and passed on each side of the River, hills cover'd with Pitch pine, about 10 o'Clock A.M. some of our party killed a small female brown bear on the South side of the River, we stopped for a short time; and took on board the Meat, and Skin of this bear, we then proceeded on till about One o'Clock, when we halted to dine in a bottom laying on the North side of the River, Captain Clark who had been on shore hunting, join'd us here; having killed 3 Deer, which was brought to us, by a party sent after them,--  At 2 o'Clock P.M we proceeded on our Voyage, and passed a handsome Island with Willows growing on it, lying on the North side of the River, & hills lying on both sides of the River; the growth on which was Pitch pine and Cedar, and fine bottoms of timber, we proceeded on till Evening, and encamped at a bottom lying on the North side of the River, Captain Lewis who had been out hunting with a party of our Men since we dined returned to us here having killed One Elk 3 deer and 3 Beaver.--  We came 18 Miles this day.--