16th June Satterday Set out at 7 oClock Proceed on N. 68° W. 2½ ms. passed a Isd. close on the S. S. at the lower point Drewer & Willard had camped & had with them 2 bear & 2 Deer we took in the meat & proceeded on. Some rain this morning West 2 Ms. pass an Isd on S. S. & prarie, to a Belge of Snag Isd.  L. S. a butifull extensive Prarie on S. S. Hills to about 9 ms. distant. Mr. Mackey has Laid down the rems. [remains] of an old fort in this Prarie, which I cannot find  S 85° W. 1 me. along the Isd. L. S.— S 61° W alg L. S. 1 me. S 30° W, 3, ms. to pt. S. S. opsd. an Isd. & head of the last S 40° W 1 me. S. S. Passed a verry bad place where the Sand was moving constantly, I walked on Shore obsd. fine high Bottom land on S. S. Camped late this evening. 
Set out at 7 oClock at about a mile ½ we Came to the Camp of our hunters, they had two Bear & two Deer proceeded on pass a Island on the S. S. a heavy rain came on & lasted a Short time, we came to on the S. S. in a Prarie at the place where Mr. Mackey lay down a old french fort, I could See no traces of a Settlement of any Kind, in this plain I discovered a Kind of Grass resembling Timothey  which appeared well calculated for Hay, this Plain is verry extensive in the evening I walked on the S. S. to see if any timber was Convt. to make Oars, which we were much in want of, I found Som indifferent timber and Struck the river above the Boat at a bad Sand bar the worst I had Seen which the boat must pass or Drop back Several Miles & Stem a Swift Current on the opsd Side of an Isd. the Boat however assended the middle of the Streem which was diffucult Dangerious We Came to above this place at Dark and Camped in a bad place, the misquitoes and Ticks are noumerous & bad. 
|N. 68° W.||2 ½||Ms. to a pt. L. S. pass Isd. S. S.|
|West.||2||ms. to a blg. in Snag Isd. L. S.|
|S. 85 W.||1||Me. on L. S. a bad Sand mid.|
|S. 61 W.||1||me. on L. S. do do|
|S. 30 W.||2 ½||Ms. to a pt. S. S. passed upr. Sd.
Isd. and 2 Sm. Isds.
|S. 40 W||1||me. alg S. S. an Isd. mdl. & bad ps.|
Saturday June 16th 1804. we Set out Eairly. we passed some handsome praries on the North Side of the River. the Current is verry Strong all this day, So that we were obledged to waid & Toe the boat over sand bars, &.C— we encamped on the North Side of the River, Jest above a verry bad Sand bar
Saurday June 16th wes Set out 〈of〉 at 8 oclock day Clouday with rain nothing Remarkeble to Day water verry Srong past one place whare the water Roles over the Sand with grait fall and verry Dangeris for Boats to pass past Severall Isld. maid 10 miles ouer hunters Did not Return Last night encamped on the N Side of the River the Land is Good hear and well timberd
Saturday 16th. Three men went out this morning to look for timber to make oars, but could find none suitable. On their return we continued our voyage; had cloudy weather and rapid water all day and encamped on the north side.
Saturdy 16th Got on our way at the little town Zoe peraraie this perara is Extencive from the Banks of the River Runs a Vast number of miles from the River back the Wind Rose we Saild 10 Miles Got in Strong water In the Evening towed the boat by cutting the timber off the Banks Got On Successfully Campd. at the Riffel Island  whare the water Rolld. Over in QuickSand
Saturday June 16th We left the little Indian town called the Zoe, early this morning; this Town is situated on a Priari of the same Name, This Priari is very large it running from the banks of the River many miles, back, The wind rose from the South East; and we setall our Sails, we found the current running very Strong towards the evening, the wind lull'd & died away. we then Towed the boat, and had much difficulty, being forced to cut the Timber down on the banks of the River to pass along it.—
We proceeded on towing our Boat 'till the evening with success, when we encamp'd at an Iland called the Riffel Island, were we saw the water rolling over the Quick sands in the River very violently We sail'd & towed 10 Miles this day,