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Lewis continues down the Ohio River between present Ohio and West Virginia. Near this date, he passed Galliopolis, Ohio.

From the journals...

This town is in Ohio state; a few years since it contained 100 French families; the town is rather on the decline.

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

Quotation and 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.