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The weather continues to be too stormy to prepare the canoes for departure from Fort Clatsop. Lewis worries that Bratton may not recover from his illness.

From the journals...

we have not now more than one day's provision on hand.
our sick men Willard and bratton do not seem to recover

Meriwether Lewis

Fort Clatsop

Old Fort Clatsop replica with smoke coming from chimney

Photo taken with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

As we could not set out we thought it best to send out some hunters and accordingly dispatched Sheilds and collins on this side the Netul

Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark River near Fort Clatsop

Lewis and Clark River

Photo taken with permission at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, Fort Clatsop.

The Natives came to the Fort & brought some dried fish, which the Indians called All-Can, we purchased some of these fish from them.

Joseph Whitehouse

Eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus

Pile of small silver fish