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Journals: February, 1804

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Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
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Feb 5
Clark: I am still sick. A french man's wife came to visit . Samuel Hanley sent some butter and milk. The river is rising and covered with small ice. Ct. Lewis sent out Shields to get walnut bark for pills. Fowl pass.
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Feb 20
Detachment Orders from Clark: While the commanding office and Captain Clark are absent from camp, the party will be commanded by Serg. Ordway. The sawyers are still working to cut enough planks. The blacksmiths are still working also. The four men are still working to make sugar and will do so until told otherwise. The practicing party will continue to discharge only one round each per day, which will be done under the direction of Serg. Ordway. All practices will be at the same target, and at the same distance of fifty years off hand. During each practice, the person who makes the best shot receives a gill of extra whiskey. Floyd will take charge of our quarters and store and be exempt from guard duty until our return.
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Feb 29
Clark: The weather had been clear since Captain Lewis left camp, until now.
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This guide last edited 12/17/2005
This guide last revised 10/23/2007
This guide created 10/12/2004