A hard N W wind all last night Set out this morning at 7 oClock, passed the head of the Isd on which we Camped last night at one mile— nearly opposit the head of this Island is a Settlement  in a Small Preree on the Larbd. Side, and the lower point of a large (1) Island  close to the Sterbd. Side (2) opposit the middle of this Island on the Larbd. Side, the high Lands is within two or 300 yards of the River; above the high Lands on the Same Side is an (3) Island  in the bend of the river above the mouth of a Creek (4) passed the upper point of the Island on the Stbd. 〈left〉 which is about 4 miles long with a verry narrow Chanl. seperateing it from the Stbd. Shore— Large banks of Sand is thrown up from the last mentioned Island on the Lbd Side to the mouth of Musoures (5) a Small Island lies close to the Stbd. Side at the lower point is a Settlement on land which does not appear to have been over flown latterly; (6) about [blank] miles higher up and above the upper pt. of the last mentioned Island, & nearly opposit the Missouries I came to in the mouth of a little River called Wood River,  about 2 oClock and imediately after I had landed the N W wind which had been blowing all day increased to a Storm which was accompanied by Hail & Snow, & the wind Continued to blow from the Same point with violence.
not soon after I had landed two Canoos of Potowautomi Indians  Came up on the other Side and landed formed their Camp and three of them in a Small Canoo Came across when the waves was so high & wind blowing with violence that I expected their Canoo would Certounly fill with water or turn over, but to my astonishment found on their landing that they were all Drunk and their Canoo had not received any water.
The hunders which I had sent out to examine the Countrey in Deferent derections, returned with Turkeys & opossoms  and informed me the Countrey was butifull and had great appearance of Gaim.
|Course||Time||Dists.||Remks. & References (1)|
|N. 13° E.||2 15||2 ¼||To pt. on Lbd. Side above a Settlemt.— psd. the
upr. pt. of the Isd. (1) opst. is the Lowr. pt. on
Isd. Stbd. side
|N. 22 E.||2 20||6 ¼||To pt. on Lbd Side— psd. Creek (2) above the
high Land. (3) psd. an Island abe. on Lbd. Side
(4) psd. the upr. pt. of the isld. on Stbd.—
|N. 3° E.||1 40||2 ¾||To the mouth of Wood Creek on Stbd Side (5)
passd. Sm Isd. on Stbd. Sd. and Landed in the
mo: of Wood Creek (6) a violent wind &c.
|Total||6 15||11 ¼|