Sunday May 27th as we were Setting out this morning two Canoos loaded with Bever elk Deer Skins & Buffalow Robes, from the Mahars [Omaha] nation, they inform that they left that place 2 months, a gentle Breese from the S. E,
|N: 71 W.||3||Miles to a point on the Labd Side opposit the lower point of
[blank] Island, passed a willow Island on the L. Sd opposit
the upper Point of the Isd we Camped on last night
|S 82° W||6||ms to a pt: on Lbd Side passed the lower pt. of a Isd
Passed 4 Casiex [cajeux]  3 from Grand Osage one form the
Parnees [Pawnees], Passed two Isd. on the S Side a Creek of
20 yrds Wide on the Lb. Side near the upper point,  this
Creek is Called Ash Creek
|N 74° W||1 ½||Miles to pt. on Lbd. Sd nearly opst. the upper pt. of the big
Island called [blank] Isle, on the Stbd Side back of this Isd.
Coms in Otter R & two other Creeks,
|S 70° W.||5||M: to a Pt. on St Sd opposit Gasconnade River passing a pt.
on Lbd Side
as we were pushing off this Morning two Canoos Loaded with fur &c. Came to from the Mahars [NB: Mahar ] nation, [NB: living 730 miles above on the Missouri ] which place they had left two months, at about 10 oClock 4 Cajaux or rafts loaded with furs and peltres came too one from the Paunees , [NB: Paunees on the river Platt ] the other from Grand Osage,  they informed nothing of Consequence, passed a Creek on the Lbd Side Called ash Creek  20 yds wide, passed the upper point of a large Island  on the Stbd Side back of which Comes in three Creeks one Called Orter Creek,  her[e] the men  we left hunting Came in we camped on a Willow Island in the mouth of Gasconnade River. George Shannon Killed a Deer this evening
|N 71°W.||3||ms to pt. Lbd. Sd. pd. an Isd.|
|S 82°W.||6||ms. to pt Lbd. Sd. pd. 2 Isd. a Creek|
|N 74°W.||1 ½||ms. to pt Lbd. Sd. pd. upr. pt by Isd. & 2 Creeks|
|S. 70°W.||5||ms. to pt. opsd. the Gasconnade R|
passed Ash Creek high Clifts on S. Side Arrived at the Mouth of the Gasganade River  at 5 o. C. P. M. on S Side Shannon killed a Deer  encamped on an Island opposite to the Mouth of the River, which is a handsome place, the Soil is good, the Country pleasant &C. arms & ammunition Inspected—
Sunday may 27th 1804 pased ash Creek— on the South Side high Clifts on S Side arrived at the mouth of the Gasganade Rivber at 5 ock P. m on the South Side encamped on an Island oppeset the mouth of the River which is a handsom Situation high hiles on the Left Side the Bottom is of Good quallity &c. armes and ammunition Inspected—
Sunday 27th. We passed Ash creek where there are high cliffs on the south side, and at five in the afternoon arrived at the mouth of Gaskenade river. On the south side one of our party killed a deer. We encamped for the night on an island opposite the mouth of Gaskenade river. This is a very handsome place,—a rich soil and pleasant country:
Sunday 27th May 1806.  a fair morning. we Set out eairly. passed a creek called ash Creek, on the N. Side high clifts on the South Side. proceeded on in the afternoon we arived at the Mouth of Gasganade River on South Side, and camped on an Island opposite the mouth of Sd. River.—
Sunday May 27th This morning we set out early, having fine weather, passed a creek, called Ash Creek, laying on the North side of the River. On the south side of the River lay high Clifts. we proceeded on, and in the afternoon we arrived at the Mouth of the Gasconade River; laying on the south side of the Mesouri. We encamped on an Island opposite the Mouth of said River. The Gasconade River lies in Latitude 38° 44' 35 North, and course of the River Mesouri being still nearly West. The Gasconade River is 104 Miles from the River due De Bois (or Wood River) & lies in Latitude 38° 44' 35S North.