On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The keelboat's bottom is inspected. Manuel Lisa, a Missouri fur trader, comes to the winter camp of the Wood River. Major Rumsey inspects and condemns several barrels of salted pork. Clark receives and sends letters.
From the journals...
Majr. Rumsey was polite enough to examine all my provisions Several Kegs of Pork he Condemned.
Keg of pork
I write letters to Sundy Gentlemen by Mr. Choteau
Jean Pierre Choteau
Photo taken at Fort Osage. The original is at the Missouri State Historical Society.
Mr Lousa & other arrive also Sergt. Floyd from St Louis with Letters to me.
Sketch created by Martha Turner who has released it to the public domain.