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At the Osage River, the Captains record navigational measurements before clouds obscure the sun. Clark is vexed by mosquitoes and deer ticks. The Expedition moves up the Missouri to the Moreau River east of present Jefferson City.

4 miles to River murrow on the South Saide    it is about 30 yardes wide and High Cliftes on the Loer Side of it    3 hundrered yardes up the River Cliftes    encamped at the mouth on the South Sid

Charles Floyd

Tent and copper canteen

Triangular tent with a copper canteen hanging at the door

No. 11. Was taken the 3rd of June above the mouth of the Osage river; it is the groath of high dry open praries; rises to the hight of 18 inches or two feet puts forth many stems from the same root1

Meriwether Lewis

Ground plum, Astragalus crassicarpus

Pea plant with red and green fruits laying on the gro

the Indians frequently use the fruit of this plant to alay their thirst as they pass through these extensive dry praries common to many parts of the country bordering on the Missouri1

Meriwether Lewis

Ground plum, Astragalus crassicarpus

Red and green fruits laying on the ground

The pulp is crisp & clear and tasts very much like the hull of a gardin pee.— when ripe the fruit is of a fine red coulour and sweet flavor.— it dose not ripen untill the middle of June.—

Meriwether Lewis

Ground plum, Astragalus crassicarpus

Green pulp and seed of the ground plum