It rained during the greater part of last night and continued untill 7 OCk. A. M. after which the Prarty proceeded, passed two Islands  and incamped on the Stard. shore at Fifer's landing  opposite an Island, the evening was fair. some wild gees  with their young brudes were seen today. the barge run foul three several times 〈today〉—on logs, and in one instance it was with much difficulty they could get her off; happily no injury was sustained, tho' the barge was several minutes in eminent danger; this was cased by her being too heavily laden in the stern. Persons accustomed to the navigation of the Missouri and the Mississippi also below the mouth of this river, uniformly take the precaution to load their vessels heavyest in the bow when they ascend the stream in order to avoid the danger incedent to runing foul of the concealed timber which lyes in great quantities in the beds of these rivers
Tuesday 15— rained all last night and this morning untill 7 oClock, all our fire extinguished, Some Provisions on the top of the Perogus wet, I sent two men to the Countrey to hunt, & proceed on at 9 oClock, and proceeded on 9 miles and Camped at a Mr Pip:[er's] Landing just below a Coal Bank  on the South Side the prarie Comes with ¼ of a mile of the river on the N. Side I sent to the Setlements in the Pairie & purchased fowls &. one of the Perogue are not Sufficently maned to Keep up.
|Course||Distance||Time||Remarks & refurences*|
|West||1 0||0 25||to point on Stbd Side, passed the bend of the Is-
land High Lands on the Larbord Side
|N.18°W||2 0||1 5||to a pt. on Stb: Side opposit an Island (2) a Sand Bar
in the Midlle
|N. 11 W||2 ½||20||a Pot [point] Stbd. Side|
|N. 20 W||1 ½||1 40||Point on the Larboard Side passed an Island
|S 10 W||1 ½||0 50||Point on the Starboard (4)|
|S 22 W||1 0||1 0||to Point on Stbd Side passed an Island  near the
middle of the River (5)
|9 ½||6 20|
Refurences from the 15th of May (2) a large Island to the Starboard; (3) passed a Small Island in the bend to the Starbord, opposit Passage De Soux  and with[in] 1½ miles of the mississippi, observed a number of Gosselins on the edge of the river many passing down, Strong water & wind from the N E—(4) Passed a Place Lbord Called the Plattes, a flat rock projecting from the foot of a hill, where there is a farm,  (5) pass an Small Isld near the Center of the river, run on Several logs this after noon, Camped at Mr. Pipers Landing.
Rained the greater part of the last night, and this morning untile 7 oClock— at 9 oClock Set out and proceeded on 9 miles passed two Islands & incamped on the Starbd. Side at a Mr. Pipers Landing opposit an Island, the Boat run on Logs three times to day, owing her being too heavyly loaded a Sturn, a fair after noon, I Saw a number of Goslings to day on the Shore, the water excessively rapid, & Banks falling in—.
|West||1 0||To a pt. on St. Side|
|N. 80° W||2 0||To a pt. on St. Side|
|N. 11° W||2 ½||To a pt. on Stbd Side|
|N. 20° W||1 ½||To a pt. on Lbd. Side|
|S. 10° W||1 ½||To a pt. on Stbd. Side|
|S. 22° W||1 0||To a pt. on Stbd. Side|
|9 ½||(See Suplemt. in No. 3) |
Tuesday May 15th 1804. rainy morning. fair wind later part of the day. Sailed Some. encamped  on N. Side Some land cleared, the Soil verry Rich, &c.
Tuesday may 15th 1804 Rainey mornig fair wind the Later part of the day Sailed som and encamped on the N. side Some Land Cleared the Soil verry Rich—
On the 15th we continued our voyage. It rained in the morning; but in the afternoon we had clear weather, and encamped at night on the north side of the river.
Tuesday 15th May 1804. hard rain. we Set out eairly. the current Swift, & water muddy. passed Islands & Some inhabitants &c. the after part of the day proved pleasant. [w]e Camped on the North Side.—
Tuesday May 15th This morning early we set sail, in a hard Rain, the current of the River, being very swift, and water muddy; passed some Islands, with some Inhabitants on them; the latter part of the day proved clear; and in the Evening we encamped on the North side of the River.—