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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The men endure a violent storm during the night, and then set out early rowing 20½ miles up the Missouri. They pass Soldier's Creek camping near the present Soldier Bend Wildlife Area in Iowa.

From the journals...

We have every reason to belive that one man has Deserted Moses B: Reed   he has been absent three Days and one french man we Sent to the Indian Camps has not joined us, we have reasons to beleve he lost himself in attempting to join us at the Council Bluff— we are deturmind to Send back 4 men to take reede Dead or alive, also hunt La Liberty and to meet us at the Mahar nation as Soon as the order is executed.

William Clark

Ink stand and quills

Red clay jar with holes for ink and quills