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Clark prepared this extensive list of estimated distances for the route from Fort Mandan to the Pacific Coast as an apparent supplement to his route maps. This document is found in Codex I, pp. 2–12, apparently wholly in Clark's hand. Two other versions of this table exist. One is in the little field book with Clark's draft of his trip to the coast, January 6–10, 1806, and the other is in Voorhis No. 4. The one in the draft notebook is labeled, "Distances of the Mouthes of Rivers Creeks and the Most remarkable places from Fort Mandan & Lattiduds in 1805." It does not have the remarks that are found in the final column of the Codex I and Voorhis versions. The title for the Voorhis table is quite similar to the codex piece, with only some spelling differences and minor word changes. The tables in the draft and Voorhis notebooks have been compared to the one printed below. From the start the mileage figures from point-to-point and the accumulated mileage are in disagreement. The draft version appears at first to have been just that for Codex I, but later it digresses while the codex and Voorhis items more regularly agree with one another, eventually the draft version exceeds the other tables by four miles in the accumulated mileage column and remains so to the end. The codex and Voorhis notebooks vary by up to nine miles in early entries. There are few dissimilarities for the latitudes between the three versions, while the column of remarks in the codex and Voorhis documents differ only slightly in wording. Another partial version of a similar table exists in microform and photostatic copies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and the National Archives, Washington, D.C. (see Appendix C). That table lists geographic points from the mouth of the Missouri River to the Great Falls of the Missouri, together with mileage figures and occasional latitude readings. Here again there are discrepancies with other tables but mainly in terms of minor mileage differences. All of this material was eventually gathered with similar tables from Codex C and other documents (see Chapter 10) including information from the return journey and made into one comprehensive table for the entire trip and placed in Codex N and Voorhis No. 4. That table will appear in volume 8 of this edition. Clark had, of course, kept all these distances and other data carefully in his journals, and at Fort Clatsop he apparently brought them together in several versions. Unlike the record of streams and distances prepared at Fort Mandan (see Chapter 10), this compendium covers territory almost entirely unexplored previously by whites, which made it all the more significant. It also includes the names of the Indian tribes the party encountered and some explanations of names they bestowed on streams. The Indians are covered more fully in the next part of this chapter.
Estimated Distances in Miles Ascending the Missouri, Crossing the Rockey Mountains & decending the Kooskooskee, Louises River and the Columbia River of the remarkable places and Latitud partially anexed.
note ☞ 30 miles of this coast is from the information of Indians, collected from differint persons. They further inform me that the Kil á mox have two Small villages on the Kil á mox river, it is very rapid without any purpindicular falls, that nation pass across from the head of this little river to the Columbian Vally, which is at no Great Distance from its head at Wap pa to Island and pass down the Chock-âh lil' com or Columbia river with the Wappato they purchase.
notes from the Mouth of Columbia.
From the Mouth of Lewis'es river 
LEWIS AND CLARK'S POINTS FROM FORT MANDAN TO THE PACIFIC COAST
1. Vertically across pp. 2–3 of Codex I, in red ink in Clark's hand are the words, "See Book No. 14 for this part of the river more detale." A red vertical line runs through the two distance columns on pp. 2–3. Book number 14 is Codex N in Biddle's numbering system (see Appendix B and Appendix C). (Return to text.)
2. At the top of this page in Codex I (p. 4) in red ink and apparently in Clark's hand, are the following words: "S Book No. 14. Nearest rout and acssess." (Return to text.)
3. Clark reverses this item with the next in his draft field book. (Return to text.)
4. Called "flathead River" in the field book. In Codex I and Voorhis No. 4, "Clark's" appears to have been added to a blank space. (Return to text.)
5. "Labrich [Labiche] Creek" in the field book. In Codex I, "Horse Vally" appears to have been substituted for an erased word. (Return to text.)
6. Next to this heading are these words by Clark in red ink: "See Book No. 14 or last Book." (Return to text.)
7. Next to this heading are these words by Clark in red ink: "See in the last Book No. 14." The subtotals "56" above, and "97" below, are also written in red. Voorhis No. 4 adds cumulaive mileages for each entry. (Return to text.)
8. Called "portage rapid" in the field book. In Codex I the word appears to be a later entry. (Return to text.)
9. This line in Codex I appears to have been substituted for some erasures. It does not appear in Voorhis No. 4. (Return to text.)
10. This word in Codex I appears to have been added to a blank space. (Return to text.)
11. Again perhaps an addition to a blank space in Codex I. (Return to text.)
12. Another apparent addition in Codex I. (Return to text.)
13. "Clark's River" in the field book. In Codex I and Voorhis No. 4 the word appears to have been substituted for some erasures. See note at October 22, 1805. The number "180" appears to be an addition to a blank space in Codex I. (Return to text.)
14. The words appear to have replaced erasures in Codex I. (Return to text.)
15. Much of this entry appears to replace erasures in Codex I. (Return to text.)
16. Here and in the next entry of Codex I the name appears to replace erasures. (Return to text.)
17. In Voorhis No. 4 this entry has it: "To the enterance of Chah wah na hiook river on the Stard Side." The mileage "4025" appears to be crossed out. (Return to text.)
18. Following this entry Voorhis No. 4 adds: "To the Narrows of the Mountain and lower part of the Columbia Vally." (Return to text.)
19. In Voorhis No. 4 Clark adds the "Cla-mor-to-micks" and "Potoash" tribes. (Return to text.)
20. After this entry in Voorhis No. 4 Clark adds: "Qui eet to, Chil lâte hackle, Qui ne chart, and Pailsh" tribes. (Return to text.)
21. This entry is missing from Voorhis No. 4. (Return to text.)
22. Many of the place-names in this section appear to have been added to blank spaces or substituted for erasures in Codex I. (Return to text.)
23. Here on the right margin of p. 11 of Codex I appears a small sketch of Point William, today's Tongue Point, Oregon (fig. 51). (Return to text.)
24. Cumulative mileages are given for the following entries in Voorhis No. 4. (Return to text.)
25. Following this entry in Voorhis No. 4 there appears some enumeration of Indian tribes as are given in part 2 of this chapter. There are some small differences in numbers. (Return to text.)
26. After this section Clark adds the following in the field book. He is apparently estimating courses and distances for the return trip over the Rocky Mountains. See also some similar notes in part 3 of this chapter.
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