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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Moses Reed returns from St. Louis with letters from Colonel Anderson. Clark sends 4 men to find a horse for Captain Lewis without success. Other duties include making a mast, sewing an awning, and packing provisions in kegs.

From the journals...

Completed packing fifty Kegs of Pork, & roled & filled them with brine, also packed one Bar: Meal, & one bu Parched of an inferior quality. (out of the bag 10$

William Clark

Parched corn and oak barrel

Bowl of parched corn and a small oak barrel