January 15, 1804
At winter camp on the Wood River, the commissary wagon arrives after struggling through the frozen prairie. Several men provide assistance, and they are given whiskey along the way. Clark issues a gill to each man at the fort.
Set Maj Rumsey the Comsy arrived with Some provisions in a waggon of Mr. Todd, Seven or Eight men followd the waggon Intoxicated from the whiskey they receced of R— on the way out of the barrel which was for the Party, I ordered a Gill to each man
January 15, 1805
The Captains make navigational measurements to calibrate their instruments. They will compare their results with David Thompson's, who explored and mapped the area in 1797-8.
four Considerate men of the Minetarre Came to See us we Smoked in the pipe, maney mands. present also, we Showed to those men who had been impressed with an unfavourable oppinion of us.
January 15, 1806
Another rainy day Fort Clatsop near Astoria, Oregon. Lewis receives his coat made of Bobcat fur. The Captains write about Chinook weapons and their hunting methods.
Had a large coat completed out of the skins of the Tiger Cat and those also of a small animal about the size of a squirrel not known to me;
these skins I procured from the Indians who had previously dressed them and formed them into robes;
it took seven of these robes to complete the coat.