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Whit Cat fish Camp 26th of July Thursday. the wind blew Verry hard all Day from the South with Clouds of Sand which incomoded me verry much in my tent, and as I could not Draw in the Boat was obliged Combat with the Misqutr. under a Shade in the woods—. I opened the Breast of a man the discharge gave him ease &c.  5 beaver Caught near Camp—  only 1 Deer Killed to day. The Countrey back from Camp on the S. S. is a bottom of about 5 ms. wide one half the Distn. timber, the other high bottom Prarie, the opsd. Side a high Hill about 170 foot rock foundatio. Timbered back & below. a Prarie 
26th of July Thursday 1804 the wind blustering and hard from the South all day which blowed the Clouds of Sand in Such a manner that I could not complete my pan [X: plan] in the tent, the Boat roled in Such a manner that I could do nothing in that, I was Compessed to go to the woods and Combat with the Musqutors, I opened the Tumer of a man on the left breast, which discharged half a point. [pint?]
five Beever Cough[t] near this Camp the flesh of which we made use of— This evening we found verry pleasent— only one Deer Killed to day. The Countrey back from Camp on the S. S. is a bottom of about five mile wide, one half the distance wood & the ball. [balance?] plain high & Dry. the opposed Side a high Hill about 170 foot 〈rock foundation〉 [NB: rock foundation], Covd. with timber, back & below is a Plain.
Observed Equal Altitudes of with Sextant.
Thursday July 26th 1804. pleasant morning Some men out hunting. G. Drewyer killed 2 Deer & one Turkey. the Party Generally bussey dressing Skins &C— all the latter part of the day the wind blew hard from the S. a nomber of beaver has been caught here Since we arived at this place they appear to be verry pleanty on this River.
〈Thuresday July 27th we Set out at 12 oclock P. M prossed on under a Jentil Brees from the S. E. sited〉 Thursday July 26th ouer men fineshed the oares nothing worth Relating except the wind was verry villant from the South Est—
Thursday July 26th 1804. pleasant morning Some men out hunting. G. Drewyer killed 2 Deer & 1 Turkey,— the later part of the day the [wind] hard from the South a Great many Beaver caught at this place by the party.—
Thursday July 26th This morning, we had pleasant weather, one of our hunters went out hunting, & returned; having kill'd & brought in with him 2 Deer & one Turkey, the latter part of the day, the Wind blew hard from the South, our people went out to hunt beaver, and caught near this place a large number of them.—
1. He opened the boil or abscess on the man's chest to let it drain. (Return to text.)
2. The American beaver, Castor canadensis, was already a familiar species. Hall, 2:601–5. (Return to text.)
3. The note, "(27)" comes at the end of this entry, perhaps as a guide to the next date. (Return to text.)
4. Lewis's observation from Codex O. (Return to text.)
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