September 19, 1803
Lewis continues down the Ohio River between present Ohio and West Virginia. Near this date, he passed the Little Kanawha River at Point Pleasant, in present West Virginia.
POINT PLEASANT is seated, commanding an extensive view of the Ohio. This is but a small town, but as it is made a place of embarkation for emigrants from the western parts of Virginia descending the Ohio, it may rise to some importance.
September 19, 1804
The wind is to the backs of the boats today. The men, having extra time to hunt, kill fat buffalo, elk, and deer. They make over 26 miles camping before a big bend that starts near present Lower Brule, South Dakota.
I walked on Shore to See this great Pass of the Sioux and Calumet ground, found it a handsom Situation, and Saw the remains of their Campt on the 2d river, for many years passed—
September 19, 1805
The members with Lewis see the plains and their spirits are revived. They drop from the snows and follow Hungery Creek a few miles. Supper is portable soup. Several suffer from dysentery. Ahead, Clark finds and eats a stray Indian horse.
one of our horses fell backwards out of the trail and rolled down over the Steep rocks abt. 200 feet with 2 boxes of Ammunition and plunged in to the creek with Some difficulty we got the horse up again and load it hurt the horse but did not kill him.
September 19, 1806
The men are determined to reach the French village of La Charette by tomorrow. They ply the oars stopping only to gather pawpaw, the handling of which causes sore eyes among several. After 72 miles, they camp on the Osage River.
Set out this morning a little after day & proceeded on very well the men ply their oares & we decended with great velocity