January 12, 1806
Another day goes by at Fort Clatsop near Astoria, Oregon. The missing Indian canoe is given up for lost and the Captains wonder how they would exist without their best hunter, George Drouillard. Meat is more carefully rationed.
they returned in the evening Drewyer haveing killed 7 Elk;
I scercely know how we Should Subsist, I believe but badly if it was not for the exertions of this excellent hunter;