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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

At winter camp on the Wood River, the commissary wagon arrives after struggling through the frozen prairie. Several men provide assistance, and they are given whiskey along the way. Clark issues a gill to each man at the fort.

From the journals...

Set Maj Rumsey the Comsy arrived with Some provisions in a waggon of Mr. Todd, Seven or Eight men followd the waggon Intoxicated from the whiskey they receced of R— on the way out of the barrel which was for the Party, I ordered a Gill to each man

William Clark

Keg and tap

Tap in an oak barrel