September 16, 1803
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September 16, 1803

 

Thermometer this morning in the air 54° in the water 72°    a thick fogg which continued so thick that we did not set out untill 8 oClock in the morning    the day was fair, passed severale very bad riffles and among the rest Emberson's Island, [1] while they were geting the boat through this long riffle I went on shore and shot some squirrels; my men were very much fatigued with this days labour however I continued untill nearly dark when we came too on the Virginia shore having made only 19 miles this day.— [2]

1. Cramer gives this as "Amberson's, or, Buffentin's Island." It is present Buffington's Island, opposite the mouth of Little Sandy Creek, Jackson County, West Virginia. Cramer (6th), 54. (back)