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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Captains, York, and one other dine with Captain Stoddard and then attend a ball in St. Louis. Sergeant Ordway is left in charge of the men at the camp on the Wood River.

From the journals...

Set out at 7 oClock in a Canoo with Cap Lewis my servant york & one man    at ½ past 10 arrived at St Louis, Dressed & Dined with Capt Stoddard, & about 50 Gentlemen, a Ball Succeeded, which lasted untill 9 oClock on Sunday    no business to day—

William Clark

William Clark

Historical painting of William Clark

Painting circa 1810 by Charles Willson Peale.