On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Lewis and Clark leave Fort Massac late in the day descending the Ohio River about 3 miles. The evening brings a hard rain, and Lewis suffers from symptoms of malaria—chills and fevers.
From the journals...
raind very hard in the eving and I was siezed with a violent ague which continued about four hours and as is usual was succeeded by a feever which however fortunately abated in some measure by sunrise the next morning
Fort Massac on the Ohio
Pencil on paper sketch by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.