On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The day is spent loading the keelboat in preparation for their departure up the Missouri River. Colter brings Clark's commission as a second lieutenant and a letter from Lewis indicating that Clark will act as Captain in rank and pay.
From the journals...
I Load the boat all day, a fair Day
Sent Sjt. Ordway with a perogue to St Louis after Colter
Loaded keelboat deck
Photo created by Ammodramus who has released it to the public domain.