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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Despite being 'very unwell' Clark rides on a horse 6 miles from the winter camp at Wood River, Illinois. Both John Hay and John Hays continue their visit, and the goods are put out to air in the dry breezes.

From the journals...

a Cloudy morning & warm wind from the S W, I rode out 6 miles on Mr Hays horse    am verry Sick, wind was verry high at 1 oClock, a warm Day, all the good put out & aired    I am very unwell

William Clark

William Clark

Historical painting of William Clark

Painting circa 1810 by Charles Willson Peale.