January 11, 1804
While at their winter camp at Wood River, Illinois, Ordway and McNeal were unable to return to the fort and had spent the night outdoors. The keelboat is now floating above the river bank, and Clark's illness continues.
a fine morning, the river Still riseing, the Missouries run with fine Ice, the Boat is afloat, one man McNeal out last night, he Sepperated from the hunting party about 7 miles from this place, he returnd this evening Sgt. Ordday was also lost all night
January 11, 1806
Several men are dispatched to find the Indian canoe that went adrift during the night. The only thing found is the elk meat the hunters left behind the previous day.
Sent a party early this morning for the Elk which was killed on the 9th.
there is atrade continually carryed on by the natives of the river each trading some article or other with their neighbours