January 8, 1804
While at their winter quarters across from St. Louis (Camp River Dubois), a French man comes in to trade onions for tins. He says one of his hogs is missing. Clark finds some of the sleep he lost the previous nights.
Send out Colter & George to the head of the Debouis R. to hunt—
a French man & his family Came to see me to day I trade with them for Onions, & gave Tin &c. This man made Complaint that he had lost a Hogg—
January 8, 1806
Clark remarks on the views of the Pacific Ocean before reaching the beached whale. The whale had already been stripped to the bone. That evening at the Tillamook village, McNeal is threatened.
if we had unfortunately made one false Stet we Should eneviateably have fallen into the Sea and dashed against the rocks in an instant