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In the morning, two of the crew are so drunk that Lewis must haul them to the boat. Seaman catches more squirrels swimming across the Ohio River. Lewis notes that many people in this area suffer from malaria.

From the journals...

Set out this morning at 11 oClock    was prevented seting out earlyer in consequence of two of my men geting drunk and absenting themselves. I fnally found them and had them brought on board, so drunk that they were unable to help themselves

Meriwether Lewis
Snippet from a book used by Meriwether Lewis to help navigate the Ohio River

Picture from The Navigator: Or, the Trader's Useful Guide in Navigating the Monongehela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers by Zadok Cramer, Fifth Edition, published in 1806. Lewis used an earlier edition to help him navigate and describe the journey down the Ohio River.