21 June Thursday 1804 river raised 3 Inches last night after our bow man Peter Crousat a half Mahar Indian examined round this Small Isd. for the best water, we Set out determined to assd. [ascend] on the North Side, and Sometimes rowing Poleing & Drawing up with a Strong Rope we assended without wheeling or receving any damige more than breakeing one of my S. [starboard?] Windows, and looseing Some oars which were Swong under the windows
|S. 25 W||1||me. psd. the lower point of a large Island on the L. S.
behind which is two Creeks this Isd & Creeks are
Called Eue-beux after a french man, The water we
Drink, or the Common water of the missourie at this
time, contains half a Comn Wine Glass of ooze or
mud to every pint—
|S. 77° W,||2 ½||mes. alg: S. S. psd. the hd of the Isd. & Small one
|N. 30° East||1 ½||ms. psd. a Counter Current on the L. S. Pass Lower
pt. of a Isd. Close on the L. S.
|North alg. L. S.||1||me. Some wind from the S. S. E at 3 oClock |
|N. 18° W||½||me. L S.|
|N. 84° W||½||me|
|S 80° W||¾||me. along L. S. passed Several Small willow Isds. on
L. S. High Land on the 〈L〉 S. S
|S. 35° W.||¾||me. alg L. S, pass 2 Isd. Small on the right.|
|S. 14° W||2||ms. to pt. S. S. Came to at the last mentioned point|
Two me[n] Sent out to hunt this afternoon Came in with a Deer,  at Sun Set The ellement had every appearance of wind, The hunters inform me that the high Countrey on the S. S. is of a good quallity, and well timbd. The High lands on the L. Side is equally good The bottom land on this river is alike, 1st low and covd. with Cotton wood & willows Subject to over flow the 2nd is higher groth Cotton Walnut ash Mulberry Linn [linden] & Sycomore 
The river rose 3 Inches last night after the Bows man Peter Crousat viewed The water on each Side of the Island which presented a most unfavourable prospect of Swift water over roleing Sands which rored like an immence falls, we Concluded to assend on the right Side, and with much dificuilty, with the assistance of a long Cord or Tow rope, & the anchor we got the Boat up with out any furthr dang. [damage] than Bracking a Cabbin window & loseing Some oars which were Swong under the windows, passed four Isds to day two large & two Small behind the first large Island two Creeks mouth Called (1) Eue-bert [NB: Hubert] Creek & River & Isd.  the upper of those Creeks head against the Mine River & is large, passed a verry remarkable bend in the River to the S. forming an accute angle,  the high lands come to the river on the S. S. opposit the upper large Island, this Isd. is formed by a narrow chanel thro. the Pt. of the remarkable bend just mentiond below this Isd. on the L. S. is a Couenter Current of about a mile— passed between Several Small Islands Situated near the L. Side and camped above on the Same Side,  Two men Sent out to hunt this evening brought in a Buck & a pore  Turkey.
at Sun Set the atmespier presented every appearance of wind, Blue & white Streeks Centering at the Sun as She disappeared and the Clouds Situated to the S. W, Guilded in the most butifull manner. The Countrey and Lands on each Side of the river is various as usial and may be classed as follows. viz: the low or over flown points or bottom land, of the groth of Cotton & Willow, the 2nd or high bottom of rich furtile Soils of the groth of Cotton, Walnut, Som ash, Hack berry,  Mulberry, Lynn & Sycamore. the third or high Lands risees gradually from the 2nd bottom (cauht whin it Coms to the river then from the river) about 80 or 100 foot roleing back Supplied with water the Small runs of (which losees themselves in the bottom land) and are covered with a variety of time Such as Oake of different Kinds Blue ash,  walnut &c. &c. as far as the Praries, which I am informed lie back from the river at some places near & others a great Distance 
|S. 77° W,||2 ½||ms. along S. S. psd. the hd. of a lg Isd. L. S.|
|N. 30° E,||1 ½||ms. pt. L.S. psd. a cl. Low pt. Isd. on L.S. (1)|
|North,||1||me. along the Larboard Side|
|N. 18° W,||½||me. do do do|
|N. 84° W.||½||me. do do do|
|S. 80° W,||¾||me. do do psd. Sevl. Sm. Isds. L. S.|
|S. 35 W||¾||me. do do psd. do do do|
Thursday June 21st 1804. we Set out at 7 oC. passed a Creek on the south side called or Eue bow Creek  peulaur the Land high on South, on the N. fine Rich Bottom. I went on Shore with Drewyer all day & I never Saw as fine Timbered land in my life nor Such Rich handsome bottom land, Drewyer killed one Deer & him & me brought it to the River, one Turkey  likewise, we encamped on the South Side of the River, low land on S. Side high land on the N. Side.
Thursday June 21th Set out at 7 oclock Clear day past 2 Creeks on the South Side Callede Deubau Creeks they com in opset the middel of Isd 〈at the opper pint of the Isd.〉 the water at this Isd. is verry Strong the Land is Good and 〈High〉 well timberd on the South Side the Land high that on the N. is Low 〈Bottom〉 Land the timber is Cotton wood water Strong past Several Isd. Came 9 miles ouer hunters killed one Deer en camped on the South Side at the opper pint of isd. the Land is Low that on the N. is High Land.
On the 21st we had rapid water, and for about a mile had to warp up our boat by a rope. A creek called Du Beau or Du Bois,  falls in on the south side behind an island. We encamped in the evening on the south side.
Thursday 21st Got on our way at the Strong water Point the water was Strong likeways had to towe the Cheif part of the day to the 3 Islands Calld. the 3 mills  whare the water Runs Rapidly Campd. at the head of them Roed 12 Miles the hunters Came in with One deer & One turky and a bear Skin
Thursday June 21st We got under way from strong water point, being obliged to tow the boat, the Current setting so strong against us, we continued towing the greatest part of the day 'till we arrived at three Islands, called the three Mills where the water still run rapidly.— We encamped at the head of the three Islands, shortly after our hunters came to us, having One deer, One Turky, and the Skins of the bear that they kill'd the day before. The distance we came this day being 12 Miles.—