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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

While at Fort Mandan, Larocque's request to join the Expedition is denied. (He represents both the North West Company and British government.) Gass fails to find suitable stones for heating ice.

From the journals...

Mr. La Rocke paid us a Visit, & we gave him an answer respecting the request he made when last here of accompanying us on our Journey &c.

William Clark

North West Company

North West Company coat of arms

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