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February 2, 1804

John Hay and John Hays end their visit at the winter camp on the Wood River across the Mississippi from St. Louis. Clark is still sick.

Mr's. Hays & Hay Set out for Kohokia, Cap Lewis & my Self accompanyed them one mile, & then went to Mr. [blank] & Kanes and returned to Dinner, verry Sick

William Clark
Historical painting of Meriwether Lewis

February 2, 1805

Today is a fine, clear day at Fort Mandan in present North Dakota. Once again, the hunters bring in only a single deer. Larocque left the fort still wanting to join the expedition, and Ordway's hat is accidentally burned.

a clear morning. my hat got burnt exedantly this morning. the river raiseing one of the hunters went out a Short distance from the Fort and killed a Deer & packed it in.—

John Ordway
A blue wool hat with red trim on the bed post

February 2, 1806

While the snows begin to melt at Fort Clatsop (Astoria, Oregon), the Captains write about local Chinook customs. The stick game is explained, the boys play with bows and arrows, and they have no pets other than hunting dogs.

all are pleased, that one month of the time which binds us to Fort Clatsop and which separates us from our friends has now elapsed.
their boys amuse themselves with their bows and arrows as those do of every Indian nation with which I am acquainted.

Meriwether Lewis
Rough log table at Fort Clatsop