ca. April 1804
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ca. April 1804

 

         5
      18 men
         1
         1
         1
         1
         1
      25
15 Howard 13 [3]      1
  2 of us & york      1
  1 Interpreter      1
  G Drewyer      1
  C. Floyd      4
  N Pryor    
  R. Fields    
  Jo Fields    
  J. Shields    
  J Shannon    
  J. Gibson    
  J Colter    
  J Bratten    
  5 Newman 1  
  4 St Odderway 2  
  3 Gass 3  
  8 Robertson    
Goodrich    
  6 McNeel 4  
11 Wiser 5  
  9 Boleeye 6  
Willard    
10 Reed 7  
Whitehouse   8 French
  1 Wenser 8
Woverington    
  2 Thompson 9  
  7 Worner 10  
12 Potts 11  
13 Collens 12
Frasure    
14 Hall    
Kansas [4]        Sous [Sioux]—   4
Otoes } 1    Loup [Skiri] } 5
Parness [Pawnees]    Chayon [Chawi?]
republican    Mandans &c   6
Mahar [Omaha]—   2       
Poncaras [Ponca] } 3       
Rickerie [Arikara]       
22—6
  7—1
29    7 [5]
Cp L[ewis] [6]   32
C[lark]     2
D[rouillard?]   40
I.[nterpreter?]    
y[ork]   5  
22    
  4 26  
  8    
  1   9  
  1 40  
  26  
    3  

Sketch of the White Pirogue, ca. April 12, 1804,
Field Notes, reverse of document 10
Beinecke Library, Yale University

No man is to absent himself from Camp on any pretence whatever without permission from the Comdgn. offecer present, under the pain of punishment agreeable to the rules & articles of War for Disobedience of Orders; the guard shall Strictly attend to former Orders without the Smallest Variation [7]

Whitehouse
Willard
Potts
Colter

210
  65
145
 

Leave Cahoke 8 o'c—

Arrive at Kaskas[kia]—    [fine?] dy—

Leave Caho. 8 O'C Thursday morning—and arive at Kas. 〈by way of the American bottom〉 6 O'C Friday evening—    leave Kas. Saturd—8 O'C—arrive St Ginevieve 12 O'C same day—   leave St Genevieve 1 O'C P M. same Day, arrive Cape Girardeau—monday 12 O'C—   Leave Cape Girardeau 2 O'C—arrive at New Madrid 12 O'C Widnesday—

 

on their return leave New Madrid Thursday 6 O Clock A. M  Friday 6 Oclock P. M. leave Cape Girardeau 6 oclk. A M. Saturday arrive at St. Genevie    Sunday 6 oC P. M leave it, at 7. same day and arrive at Kaskaskias at 9 P. M. on the same day—    leave Kaskaskias at 6 A. M. on Monday and arrive on Tuesday 5 Oclock P. M. at Cahokia—    [some illegible letters crossed out]

  Floyd [8]
  Pryor  
  Fields
  Bratten
  Shields  
  Shannon  
  Colter
  Gibson 9
x Odeway 1
x Wnser 2
x Gass 3
x Newmon 4
x Thompson 5
x Warner 6
x Howard 7
x McNeel 8
  Robertson 9
  Boleye 10
x Reed 11
x Willard 12
x Wiser 13
x Collins 14
x Hall  
  Potts  
  Goodrich  
Worthington  
Whitehouse  
Frasure  
Newmon
Robertson
Willard
Hall

Hall +
Potts
Goodrich
* Frasure
x Worthyton
x Boley

11  
  70
770
  70
  70
  7  
[980?]
  11 Kegs of Porke at 70 w
  21 flour
[hw? could be abbreviation for hundredweight]   14 flour Kegs
&   5, 10 Gal Kegs Empty
740 lbs Pork bone extracted
603 lbs of Bone
137 Difference
50 Kegs in the Boat  
21 of which is filled with flour  
11    do    of Poark  
4    do by Mr. [E.?] of flour  
35 ready by tuesday morning  
     [on?] the; 3d of April  
(55 flour Keggs in)  
Pork Kegs they will way about 80
  14 [one word illegible]
  94
4175 Complete rations @ 14½ Cents [9] 605 37½
5555 Ration of flour at 4½ cents 231 97½ [should be 249.97 ½]
    25 Cask Corn @ 50 Cents   12 50
    12 do    Salt    3$—   36 —
  100 G. Whiskey 128 Cents 128 00
    10 bus Corn fo I. [Indians?]—   50 00
    20 G Whiskey Do—   25 00
    58 Keggs—50 cents—   29 00
4000 rats. pork @ 4½ cents— 180 0
    45 Keggs @ 1$—   45 0
    15 do—@ 75 Cts.—   11 0
      5 Ditto @ 1$—     5 0
  1304 45 [should be 1376.85]
1. The following is a mass of undated miscellaneous material, written in every direction, which takes up the reverse of document 10 of the Field Notes. A few random scribblings (some illegible) are not printed here. Clark is the author where not specified otherwise. (back)
2. Here Clark summarizes a number of disciplinary problems during the winter at Camp Dubois. Apparently some men were expelled and allowed to return on a promise to do better. S. was probably John Shields, because Lewis expresses particular shock at his conduct in the Detachment Order of March 3, and Shields was one of those tried by court-martial on March 29. F. might be Reubin or Joseph Field. Charles Floyd is probably not meant, since he was made a sergeant soon after. Colter may have been the one who loaded his gun, since he was one of those tried on March 29. R. F is probably Reubin Field, since Frazer is mentioned below as in error wishing to return. (back)
3. This list must be another attempt to determine the composition of the expedition party. Howard's name probably goes at the end of the list, since the numbers to either side of his name coordinate with those below and since Clark had come to the bottom of the page. The numbers at either side of some names may have relevance beyond a simple count, but the meaning is not now known. Tick marks (not printed) may have been a means of evaluation, but this is conjecture. (back)
4. In this list of Indian tribes "republican" refers to the Republican, or Kitkahahki, division of the Pawnees; "Loup" to the Loup, or Skiri, division of that tribe. "Chayon," may be Cheyenne, but being joined with "Loup," it must refer to the Chawi, or Grand, division of the Pawnees. The numbers by the names may refer to the number of villages or divisions of each, based on information from traders or Indians. Hodge, 1:238; Parks. (back)
5. Following these numbers is a drawing of a "Perogue of 8 Tuns" (fig. 8), the so-called white pirogue. This is the only contemporary illustration of one of the two boats taken as far as the Great Falls of the Missouri River. It may have been drawn as an aid in determining how to store goods. (back)
6. The names and perhaps the figures seem to represent further attempts by Clark to determine how many men should compose the expedition and to assign them to various boats. Part of this material runs into the paragraph beginning "No man is to absent himself. . . ." (back)
7. This is probably a first draft for a detachment order and is similar to the order of February 20. (back)
8. Unidentified symbols drawn to the right or left of some of these names are here represented as a check mark. (back)
9. The word "Soap" is placed near this list of supplies and perhaps is a part of it. (back)