June 4th 1804 Monday, a fair Day Sent out 3 hunters, our mast broke by the boat running under a tree Passed an Islands on Stbd Side on which grow Seede[r]  a Creek at [blank] miles on the Starbd Sd. Course N. 30° W 4 ms. to pt. on St. Side below 2d Isd. passed a Creek on Lbd Side 15 yd. wide, I call Nightingale Creek. this Bird Sang all last night and is the first of the kind I ever herd,  below this Creek and the last Passed a Small Isd on the Stbd. N. 25 W. 3 ms. to a pt. on St. Sd. passed a Sm. Isd. on St. Sd. and Seeder Creek  on the Same Side 20 yds wide passed a Creek on Lbd Sd. 20 yd wide, I call Mast Creek,  this is a Short Creek, fine land above & below the mouth. Jentle rise of about 50 foot, Delightfull Timber of Oake ash walnut hickory &c. &c. wind from N W. by W. N. 58° W. 7 ½ ms. passed a Creek Called Zoncar  on the Lbd Side, N 75 W 3 me. to a pt. S. Sd. called Batue a De charm,  a plain on the hill opposit. I got out & walked on the L Sd. thro a Charming Bottom of rich Land about one mile then I assended a hill of about 170 foot on the top of which is a Moun  and about 100 acres of Land of Dead timber on this hill one of the party says he has found Lead ore  a verry extensive Cave under this hill next the river, the Land on the top is fine, This is a very bad part of the river Seven Deer Killed to day by our hunters— one of the horses is Snaged, the other lost his Shous to day the Bottom on the St. Side to day is covered with rushes, not verry good [one word illegible] the high land Comes to the bank on the Labd Side and good 2d rate land.
a fair day three men out on the right flank passed a large Island on the St. Side Called Seeder Island, this Isd. has a great Deel of Ceedar on it, passed a Small Creek at 1 ms. [NB: 1 mile] 15 yd. Wide which we named Nightingale Creek from a Bird of that discription which Sang for us all last night, and is the first of the Kind I ever heard. passed the mouth of Seeder Creek at 7 ms. on the S. S. abt. 20 yds. Wide above Some Small Isds. passed a Creek on the L. S. abt. 15 yds. wide. Mast [NB: Mast] Creek, here the Sergt. at the helm run under a bending Tree & broke the mast, Some delightfull Land, with a jentle assent about the Creek, well timbered, Oake, Ash, walnut &c. &c. passed, wind N W. by W. passed a Small Creek Called Zan Cau C on the L. S: at this last point I got out and walked on the L. Sd. thro a rush [NB: rush] bottom for 1 Miles & a Short Distance thro: Nettles  as high as my brest assended a hill of about 170 foot to a place where the french report that Lead ore has been found, I saw no mineral of that description, Capt Lewis Camped imediately under this hill,  to wate which gave me Some time to examine the hill, on the top is a moun of about 6 foot high and about 100 Acres of land which the large timber is Dead in Decending about 50 foot a projecting lime Stone rock under which is a Cave at one place in this projecting rocks I went on one which Spured up and hung over the Water from the top of this rock I had a prospect of the river for 20 or 30 ms. up, from the Cave which incumposed [encompassed] the hill I decended by a Steep decent to the foot, a verry bad part of the river opposit this hill, the river Continu to fall Slowly, our hunters killed 7 Deer to day The land our hunters passed thro: to day on the S. S. was Verry fine the latter part of to day. the highland on the S. S: is about 2d rate
Monday June 4th 1804. a fair day 3 hunters went out. our mast broke by my Stearing the Boat 〈alon〉 near the Shore the Rope or Stay to the mast got fast in a limb of a Secamore tree & it broke verry Easy. passed a Creek on the South Side about 15 yds wide which we name nightingale Creek, this Bird Sung all last night & is the first we heard below on the River we passed Seeder Creek on S Side line fine land above & below the Creek. Rising land, Delightfull Timber of oak ash, Black walnut hickery &C &C—  passed a Creek called on car  on the S Side 〈3 miles to〉 we encamped on S Side of the River at the Lead mines our hunters killed 8 Deers it was Jerked this evening &C
monday June 4th Set out the Clear morning 2 miles Byouer Sters man  Let the Boat Run under a lim and Broke our mast off 3 miles past a Creek on the South Side Called mast creek 〈on the S Side no name for it but I cal it Rich Land Creek at〉 a Butifull a peas of Land as ever I saw walnut shoger tree ash and mulber trees  Level land on both sides. this Creek is Clear watter about 30 yardes wide one mile past a River on the N. Side called Sidder River the Land is Level and good 4 miles past Creek Called Zon Cer on the S. Sid at the loer pint of Isld. on the same 3 miles to a pint on the N Sd Called Batue De charr  a prarie on the S Sid high Cliftes on the South Side ouer hunters Kild & Deer Strong water came 10 miles encamt on the South Side under the Cliftes 〈Set out〉
Monday 4th. Three hunters went out this morning. We continued our voyage, and during the day broke our mast by steering too close to the shore. In the evening we encamped on the south side, near lead mines; when our hunters came in with seven deer.
Monday 4th June 1804. a fair morning. we branded Several trees &c.  in the afternoon we Set out and proceeded about 4 miles and Camped at the [mouth] of a creek on S. Side.
Monday June 4th We started early this morning; Fair weather, Captains Lewis & Clark had several Trees branded, with their Names and proceeded on about 4 Miles, & encamped at the Mouth of a Creek laying on the South side of the River, The Name of this Creek was unknown to any of our party.—