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March 14, 1804

The men continue waiting and preparing for their journey up the Missouri River. The Weather Diary has the only extant journal entries or notes for this day.

day of
at Sun
weather wind Therm
at 4
weather wind r.
& f.
14 12 a 0 f N E 18 a 0 f N E f   4 ½

William Clark
Candle mold and candle

March 14, 1805

Charbonneau is replaced as interpreter by Joseph Gravelines. The men are busy preparing the corn they have been receiving as payment for war axes made by the blacksmiths.

a fine day Set all hands to Shelling Corn &c.

William Clark
Several ears of multi-colored Indian corn

March 14, 1806

A Clatsop party brings a canoe to Fort Clatsop for trade, but refuses Lewis' offer of his laced uniform coat. Several men are out hunting including Gass who notices seaside dock growing in large quantities in the woods.

a party of the Clatsops…brought an indifferent canoe some hats and roots for sale.
I offered him my laced uniform coat but he would not exchange.

Meriwether Lewis
blue dress military uniform