February 6, 1805
The blacksmiths have been very successful trading their labor with the Indians for corn. Lewis permits them to make more items using the sheet iron from the keelboat's galley stove which has nearly burned through.
the blacksmiths take a considerable quantity of corn today in payment for their labour. the blacksmith's have proved a happy resoce to us in our present situation as I believe it would have been difficult to have devised any other method to have procured corn from the natives.
February 6, 1806
Gass reports spending the night away from Fort Clatsop under cover of blankets and elk skin. Pryor reports that the Chinook took some of their Elk. The Captains describe the grand fir, douglas fir, and western white pine.
very cold last night think it reather the coldest night that we have had.
No. 3 A species of fir which one of my men informs me is precisely the same with that called the balsam fir of Canada.