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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Captains remain in the Kaskaskia area on the Mississippi River in present Illinois. Lewis is planning to travel ahead to St. Louis and Cahokia, and Clark will command the boats. No journal entries are known to exist for this date.

From the journals...

I will direct the Aurora & National Intelligencer to be forwarded to you for 6. months at Cahokia or Kaskaskia, on the presumption you will be there.1

Thomas Jefferson

Military style round hat

Hat trimmed with beaver fur and a deer tail