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While paddling down the Missouri, they meet fur traders with news from the United States. They learn that Jefferson was re-elected President and that Jean Pierre Chouteau's house burned down. Camp is near present Sioux City, Iowa.

From the journals...

the wind luled a little and we Set out and proceeded on with the wind a head    passed the enterance of redstone River on the N E. Side at 11 A M.

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Vermillion and Missouri rivers

Historic photo of plains river

Photo circa 1908. From the Robert N. Dennis collection, New York Public Library Digital ID G90F081_023ZF.

Genl. Wilkinson was the governor of the Louisiana and at St. Louis.    300 of the american Troops had been Contuned on the Missouri a fiew miles above it's mouth, Some disturbance with the Spaniards in the Nackatosh Country is the Cause of their being Called down to that Country

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James Wilkinson

Historic painting of James Wilkinson

Painting circa 1797 by Charles Willson Peale.

Mr. Burr & genl. Hambleton fought a Duel, the latter was killed &c. &c

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The duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton

Historic painting of a duel