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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Captain Lewis, accompanied by several notable citizens of St. Louis, arrives at St. Charles where the boats have been waiting for him. Local citizens continue to visit the boats and invite the men to socialize in town.

From the journals...

I recve an invitation to a Ball, it is not in my power to go.
Seven Ladies visit me to day

William Clark

Canadian French lady circa 1810

A Canadian-French female wearing a red cloak with black hood

Painting by John Lambert and from the Library and Archives Canada, Reference No.: MIKAN 2837464, 2897955. Permission via the Creative Commons 2.0 License.