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...
Thursday May 17th
A pleasant morning. We are still here waiting the arrival of Captain Lewis; in the Evening we had some Rain.—
May the 17th Thursday 1804
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
Encampment of Travellers on the Missouri
Painting by Karl Bodmer circa 1833.