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Set out early this morning. Course
Friday 10th we Set off eairly a fair day. Some fish & one Beaver caught last night. we passed a place where the River had cut through & Shortened the river Several miles, we passed high Ridge of prarie land on S. S. Smooth plains back from the river, the Timber Scarse, a Great nomber of Elk Sign on the Sand beaches &.C. we passed high clifts on S. S. about 60 feet from the Surface of the of Sand Stone. the ridge on the top is covered with Short Grass Some bushes &.C. the wind hard from the S. W. (Sailed Some.) we came 22½ miles this day & camped  on a Sand bar N. S. of the Missouri River.
〈Set out errley ouer this morning〉 Friday augt the 10th Set out at errley ouer this morning prosed on passed a bad Sand bare which is verry Shallow made 23 miles Camped. on a sand bare on the N. Side the Land on the S. S. is High Hilley Land
Friday 10th. We embarked early, passed high yellow banks on the south side, and encamped on the north.
Friday 10 the morning was Clear the musquitoes was mighty troublesome Untill The Sun rose to Some hight. Campd. On the E. S. Roaed 24 mils
Friday August 10th We set out early this morning. We found the Musketoes very troublesome untill the Sun rose to some heighth, when they quitted us, the wind being fair we Sail'd the greatest part of this day. We encamped in the Evening on the North  side of the River having rowed & sail'd 24 Miles.—
1. The courses and distances appear to be the only entry for August 10, 1804, in the Field Notes. The similar brevity of the Codex A entry for this day suggests that Clark had little time or energy left at the end of the day. A figure near the course heading appears to be 19¾. (Return to text.)
2. Coupée à Jacques means simply "Jacques's Cut." Part of it apparently forms present Blue Lake, at Lewis and Clark State Park, Monona County, Iowa. Atlas map 15; McDermott (WCS), 150; Osgood (FN), 103 n. 8; MRC map 26; MRR map 72. (Return to text.)
3. Two quarries along the valley and bluffs near Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, have been excavated in limestones of Pennsylvania age, but no sandstone is reported in them. The Dakota sandstone (Cretaceous) has not been reported in this area. The hill is immediately north of Decatur, Burt County, Nebraska, and appears prominently in Nicollet. Atlas map 15; Nicollet (MMR), 391; MRC map 26; MRR map 72. (Return to text.)
4. See Atlas map 15. They visited this landmark the next day. (Return to text.)
5. In Monona County, considerably east of the Missouri River's present course and, as Clark indicates, east or southeast of Blackbird Hill. Atlas map 15; MRC map 26; MRR map 72. (Return to text.)
6. In Monona County, Iowa, across the river and a few miles above the Thurston-Burt county line in Nebraska. (Return to text.)
7. Again written over "South." (Return to text.)
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