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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

During the day, the skins and specimens are dried in the sun and safely stored. In the evening, a dinner and ball is held at a tavern where 18 toasts are given honoring President Jefferson and Captains Lewis and Clark.

From the journals...

had all of our Skins &c. Suned and Stored away in a Storeroom of Mr. Caddy Choteau. payed Some visits of form, to the gentlemen of St. Louis. in the evening a dinner & Ball

William Clark

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Historical paintings of Lewis and Clark

Painting of Lewis circa 1807 by Charles Willson Peale, alterations made my Connormah.
Painting of Clark circa 1810 by Charles Willson Peale.