January 29, 1804
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January 29, 1804

 

Sunday 29th Jany    a butifull morning    the river rise a little    no Ice The Thermometer at 9 oClock Stood at 16° above 0, at 11 oClock 22d abov 0, at 12 oClock 24° abov 0, Took the alltiude of Suns Lowr Limb 66° 50' 30"— E. E. [instrument error?] 5' [minute symbol written over degree symbol]—    at 3 oClock 28° abov 0, at 4 oClock 26° abov 0, at 5 oClock 23° abov 0,—    Shields Killed a Deer to day, Express returned from Koho: brought a Letter from Capt. Lewis, & 4 other from Kenty. 8 bottles of wine Some Durant [1] & files

1. Durant, or durance, was a strong, felted cloth of woolen or worsted, usually made in imitation of buff leather. (back)