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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition travels one mile to a better camp site near present Waverly, Missouri. Here, they repair their ropes and cut timber to make 20 new oars. The engagés ask the Captains for more food and instead receive a rebuke.

From the journals...

The Ticks are numerous and large and have been trousom [troublesome] all the way and the Musquetors are beginning to be verry troublesom,
the French higherlins Complain for the want of Provisions, Saying they are accustomed to eat 5 & 6 times a day,
The party is much aflicted with Boils and Several have the Decissentary, which I contribute to to the water

William Clark

Tick on an elk hide

Closeup of a tick