Set out early Course West to a Point on Sbd. Side at 2 Miles passd a Willow Isd. in a Bend to the Ldb: a creek called wood rivr  Lbd. Side N 57° W. to a pt. on the Sb. Side 3 Miles passed the Mouth of a Creek St. Side Called Le quever,  this Same course continued to a Point Ld. Side 2 ½ Miles further. opposit a Isd. on Sd Side Passed a Creek Called R. La freeau  at the pt. N 20° W 2 miles To a Small french Village called La Charatt  of five families only, in the bend to the Starbord This is the Last Settlement of Whites, an Island opposit 
rain last night river fall Several inches, Set out early psd. Several Islands passed wood River on the Lbd Side at 2 miles passed [NB: again]  〈the〉 Creek on the St. Side Called La Querer [NB: quiver] at 5 miles passed a [NB: small] Creek 〈called R la freeau〉  at 8 mile, opsd. an Isd. on the Lbd Side, Camped at the mouth of a Creek called 〈 River a Chauritte〉, [NB: La Charrette ] above a Small french Village of 7 houses and as many families, Settled at this place to be convt. to hunt, & trade with the Indians, here we met with Mr. Louisell  imedeately down from the 〈Seeeder〉 [NB: Cedar] Isld. Situated in the Countrey of the Suxex [NB: Sioux ] 400 Leagues up he gave us a good Deel of information Some letters  he informed us that he Saw no Indians on the river below the Poncrars—[NB: Poncaras ] [Poncas] Some hard rain this evening
|West—||3||ms. Stb Side passed Creek|
|N. 57° W||5||ms. pot. Lbd. Side psd Creek|
|N 20° W.||2||ms. to mo. Chaurette Creek on the St. Side & Village|
The people at this Village is pore, houses Small, they Sent us milk & eggs to eat.
Friday May 25th 1804, came 3 miles passed a Creek called wood River on S Side land handsome the Soil Rich &C— high Banks, encamped at a French village N. S. called St John, this is the last Settlement of whites on this River,
Friday may 25th 1804 Set out and Came 4 miles passed a Creek Called Wood River on the South Side the Land is Good & handsom the Soil Rich & high Banks encamped at a French village Called St Johns this is the Last Setelment of whites on this River—
Friday 25th. We proceeded three miles and passed a creek on the south side, called Wood river the banks of the river are here high and the land rich: arrived at St. John's, a small French village situated on the north side, and encamped a quarter of a mile above it. This is the last settlement of white people on the river.
Friday 25th May 1804. we Set out eairly passed a Smal river on the Stard. Side.  the Soil of this part of the country rich. towards evening we arived at a french village called St. Johns, on the Stard. Side a boat came here loaded with fur & Skins had been a long destance up the River tradeing with the Savages &c we Camped near this Small village this is the last Settlement of white people on this River.
Friday May 25th This morning we set out early, passed a small River on the North side, the name unknown, The soil appeared very rich, towards evening we arrived at a French Village called Saint Johns or Charette on the North side of the River. We passed (River Boef)  shortly after our arrival at this place, a boat arrived laden with Furrs and peltry (deer Skins) which was returning from a Trading Voyage, the persons who were on board of it having been a great distance, up the Mesouri River; trading with the Indians. This small Village, is the last settlement of white people on this River; we encamped near it— The course of the River being 〈still〉 West by South