February 4, 1804
Mississippi and Missouri river ice causes water levels to rise, and the keelboat is carried up the Wood River. Clark, still sick, attends to a disciplinary matter.
Discharge Leakens for theift with a Small Correction
the River & Creek rised Suffecent to take the boat up the Creek some distance moderate day I am verry Sick wild fowl pass
February 4, 1805
The temperature drops to 18° below 0. Both the Mandan and Expedition men are without meat. Clark organizes a hunting party that will travel several miles south of Fort Mandan over the next several days.
our stock of meat which we had procured in the Months of November & December is now nearly exhausted; a supply of this articles is at this moment peculiarly interesting as well for our immediate consumption, as that we may have time before the approach of the warm season to prepare the meat for our voyage in the spring of the year.