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[Whitehouse] 
 

       Thursday 4th Friday 5th Saturday 6 April    We had fine Clear weather during these days, And all our Men were employed in loading the Crafts, which they compleated on the 6th instant    Our officers had concluded to start on our Voyage this morning, (6th instant) and every thing necessary was in readiness, when a Messinger arrived at the Fort, from the Mandan Villages, he informed our Officers, that the Rick a Ree nation of Indians, was then on their way, to make Peace, with their Nation.—    Captain Lewis concluded to stay that day, in order to know if the Messenger told the truth.    In the Evening ten of the Rick a Ree Indians came to our Fort, being on their way to the Treaty.—













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