On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
All the men that could be spared are ordered to bring in the meat of the seven elk killed by Drouillard the previous day. The Captains write about the shipping trade in the Columbia river mouth coastal region.
From the journals...
Monday 13th January 1806
this evening we finished all last of our Candles,
The Traders usially arrive in this quarter, in the month of april, and remain until October;
Tuesday (Monday) January 13th 1806.
fortunately had taken the precaution to bring with us moulds and wick, by means of which and some Elk's tallow in our possession we do not yet consider ourselves destitute of this necessary article; the Elk we have killed have a very small portion of tallow.
Candle mold and tallow candles
Monday 13th Jany. 1806.
Six men Set jurking the meat to keep it from Spoiling.