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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

During the night, Clark is separated from the main party, and Lewis writes an entry into Clark's field notes journal. The expedition pulls the boats 11½ miles around and over sand bars. They camp near present Missouri City.

From the journals...

I concluded to Camp, altho I had nothing but my hunting Dress, & the Musquitors Ticks & Knats verry troublesome....in Crossing from an Island, I got mired, and was obliged to Craul out...all Covered with mud, I went my Camp & [s]Craped off the Mud and washed my Clothes, and fired off my gun which was answered by George Drewyer who was in persute of me....we feasted of meet & water    the latter we made great use of being much fatigued & thirsty—

William Clark

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