April 6, 1804
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April 6, 1804

 

Friday 6th    a Cloudy Day    river fall 10 Inches, the Bark Canoo set out for Mackenaeck, [1] give out Knives Tomahawkes &c. &c. to the men, Sgt. Pryor Still Sick, Several Countrey people Came to Camp to day    at one oClock the wind bley [blew] hard from the N W, in this Countrey the windy points for rain & Snow is from S E, to, N E, the fair weather winds S W & West, Clear and Cold from the N W & North, wind Seldom blows from the South—    at about 9 oClock P M began to Snow and Continued a Short time, wind blew hard from the N West    I write to S G & F T, give order &c. &c

1. The island of Mackinac, or Mackinaw, now part of Michigan and situated in the strait of the same name between Lakes Michigan and Huron, was long a center of the fur trade, and a French, British, and finally American military post. The original form of the name, Michilimackinac, meaning "place of the big wounded person," was derived from "Mishinimaki" (or "Mishinimakinagog"), the name of a supposed extinct Algonquian tribe. Hodge, 1:857. (back)