a Verry rainey morning the wind from the N,E, crossed the river to St. Louis,  Capt Lewis detain for to acquire information of the Countrey  and to prepare Despatchs to the Government by the next mail. at 11 oClock I proceeded on, at about one mile (1) passed two Creeks  on the Larbd Side, the upper Creek, which at the Commencement of a willow point is Suffiently large to admite a Boat in its mouth—. the wind changed to N.W. about 3 oClock, passed several large Sand bars in the middle of the river, and Camped on the Side of a large Island,  Situated on the Starboad Side, the rain Continud until 3 oClock to day, The banks of the River on each Side is Subject to over flow, from the last mentioned Creek, The Current of the water is against the Westerley Shore, and the banks are falling, where there is no Rock
|Course||Time||Diste.||Remks. & refrs|
|North||0 50||1 ¼||along the Town of St Louis to a pt. on Same side
of the river.
|N. 10° W||2 25||1 ¾||To a pt. on the Lbd. Side psd 2 creeks on the Ldb Side
verry swift water.
|N 2° W||2 15||3 ¼||To the Side of an Isd. Stbd. Side passed Some
verry strong water; & sevl large Sand bars in the
river on th Stbd. [apparently written over Ldb.] of
|5 30||6 ¼|