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The Expedition spends most of the day at the mouth of the Gasconade River drying goods and waiting for Whitehouse to return from hunting. At 5 pm, they travel 3 miles upriver, without Whitehouse, camping near present Morrison, Missouri.

From the journals...

had the Perogues loaded and all perpared to Set out at 4 oClock after finishing the observations & all things necessary    found that one of the hunters had not returned, we deturmined to proceed on & leave one perogue to wate for him, accordingly at half past four we Set out and came on 4 miles & camped on the Lbd Side above a Small Creek Called Deer Creek, Soon after we came to we heard Several guns fire down the river, we answered them by a Discharge of a Swivile on the Bow

William Clark

Swivel gun

Small cannon

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