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...
May 19th Satturday 1804
I recve an invitation to a Ball, it is not in my power to go.
Seven Ladies visit me to day
Canadian French lady circa 1810
Painting by John Lambert and from the Library and Archives Canada, Reference No.: MIKAN 2837464, 2897955. Permission via the Creative Commons 2.0 License.