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Clark decides to send his journal to President Jefferson and writes late into the night. The morning is windy and cold, but the afternoon is pleasant.

From the journals...

I conclude to Send my journal to the President of the United States in its original State for his own perusial, untill I call for it or Some friend if I should not return, an this journal is from the 13th of May 1804 untill the 3rd of April 1805.

William Clark

Journal

Replica of a journal under museum glass