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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Clark completes his work in St. Louis and returns to the winter camp on the present Wood River in Illinois. He gives the men lead, powder and an extra gill of whiskey.

From the journals...

at 10 oClock I arrived in Majr. Rumseys boat from St Louis, with Sundery articles for our voyage
give out to the men Lead, Powder, & an extra gill of Whiskey—

William Clark

Keg, gill, and musket balls

Small oak keg, small copper cup, and lead balls