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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition waits at St. Charles, Missouri for the arrival of Captain Lewis who is still in St. Louis. Privates Warner, Hall, and Collins are called to a Court Martial because of their actions in town the previous night.

From the journals...

A pleasant morning.    We are still here waiting the arrival of Captain Lewis; in the Evening we had some Rain.—

Joseph Whitehouse

Measured the river    found it to be 720 yards wide, a Keel Boat Came up to day— Several of the inhabitents Came abord to day    receved Several Speces of Vegatables from the inhabitents to day

William Clark

Encampment of Travellers on the Missouri

Historic paining of a bateau on the Missouri River

Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.