Lewis and Clark Today Logo

On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Winter camp on the Wood River near present Alton, Illinois is re-supplied. A shooting contest with the locals is won by Reuben Fields. Clark receives a letter and other news from Lewis.

I settled with the Contractor for what has been furnished to this day and find him Due the Party 30 gills of whiskey which he payd,— and 750 rats. of Soap Candles & vinager, for which he gave his Due bills

William Clark

Candle and bottle

Candle and whiskey bottle