Tuesday 29th May Sent out hunters, got a morning obsvtn and one at 12 oClock, rained last night, the river rises fast The Musquetors are verry bad, Load the pierogue
May 29th 180 Set out from the mouth of the gasconnade, where we took obsevn &c. left a Perogue for a man lost in the woods,  Course N. 54 W 2 m to a point Lb. Side. Passed the Isd. on which we Camped, river still rised, water verry muddey N. 78° W 2 Ms. to a pt. on Lb Side passed two willow Islands first Smaller and a Creek on Lbd. called Deer Creek  one oposit the point St. Side and incamped on the Lb Side  rain all night
[Form?] the tents together [gro?] along the [Bank?] N; 76 W 25 Poles S 26 W, to the point above— S 19° to the pot below the River 
from the pole on the Bank to the upper point is S [11?] E to the lower point [is?] S L L S 42½ East to the pole at the Lower Side
|28 ½||poles||Wide||157 yds.|
|below the mouth of Gascond||35||do||do||193|
|above do do||38 ½||do||do||215|
Course of the River gasconnade is S 20° W— River up N 70° W The River Down N 29° E
rained last night, Cloudy morning 4 hunters Sent out with Orders to return at 12 oClock Took equal altitudes of Suns Lower limb found it 105° 31' 45"
|A M.||9||25||24||P M||2||35||31|
|☉s Magnetic Azzamuth S 83° W.||h||m||s|
|Time at place of obsvn. by Cromtr.||P.M.||4||4||44|
|Double altitude of ☉ L Limb||71°||24'||00"|
Cap Lewis observed meridean altitude of ☉ U L—back observation with the octant & artificeal horozen— gave for altitude on the Limb 38° 44' 00" ☉ octant Error 2 0 0 +
had the Perogues loaded and all perpared to Set out at 4 oClock after finishing the observations & all things necessary found that one of the hunters had not returned, we deturmined to proceed on & leave one perogue to wate for him, accordingly at half past four we Set out and came on 4 miles & camped on the Lbd Side above a Small Creek Called Deer Creek, Soon after we came to we heard Several guns fire down the river, we answered them by a Discharge of a Swivile on the Bow 
|N. 54° W,||2||ms. to pt. Lbd Sd.|
|N. 78° W||2||ms. to pt. Lbd. Sd. pd. Deer Creek|
On a small Island opposite to the mouth of the Gasconade made the following obsertns.
Equal Alds. of ☉, with Sextant.
|A. M.||9||25||24||P. M.||2||35||31|
Altd. by Sextnt. at the time of this observt. 105° 31' 45"
Note.—The ☉ was so much obscured during the A. M. observation, that I cannot be positive as to it's accuracy, not could I obtain the A. M. obstn. at an earlyer hour fron the same cause.
observed ☉'s magnetic azimuth by Cercumftr.— S. 83° W.
|Time by Chronometer P. M.||
|altd. by Sextant of ☉s L. L.||
|Latitude of place of observation||
|Variation of nedle—[blank]|
Observed Meridian altd. of ☉'s L L. with Octant by the back observt. 39° 3' 00"
Latitude deduced from this observation 38° 44' 35.3
Tuesday May the 29th 1804, rain last night Several men out hunting, &C— we Set out from the Gasgonade River at 5 O.C. P. M. Come 3 miles passed Deer Creek on the S. Side encamped all night Jest above on the S Side 〈Some rain this night〉 one man Whitehouse lost hunting Frenchman's pearogue  Std. for him
Tuesday may 29th 1804 Rain Last night Set out at 5 ock P m 〈[c]ame 3 miles encamped〉 Came 3 miles pssed Deer Creek on the S. Side encamped all Night Jest above on the South Side on[e] man Lost hunting French men Left for him
Tuesday 29th. Seven men were sent out to hunt; six of whom returned. We waited here until 5 o'clock P. M. for the man, who had not come in, and then proceeded three miles, passed Deer creek on the south side, and encamped a short distance above it on the same side. A periogue and eight men had been left for the hunter who had not returned.
Tuesday May 29th  This morning being clear we pursued on with the Pettyauger, and in the Evening overtook the boat, we encamped  on the North side of the River. The course of the River running still 〈due〉 West by South.—