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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Captains send a letter to traders in Prairie du Chien with news of the Louisiana transfer to the United States. Lewis leaves Camp River Dubois to go to St. Louis. The men continue packing food stores in barrels.

From the journals...

I have meal mad & the flour Packed & repacked, also Some porkie packed in barrels

William Clark

Corn meal and barrel

Keg and large cup of corn meal