22nd June Friday after a Violent gust of wind accompanied with rain from the West, which commenced at Day brake, and lasted about one hour, we Set out under a gentle Breeze from the N W. and proceeded on S. 14° W. 2½ ms. to pt. on L. S. Ord[way]  Killed a goose, S 25° W 3 Ms. to a pt. on S. S. psd. Snags and Swift water on the S. S.— S. 66° W: ½ a me. on S pt. N 60 W 4½ me. to pt. L. S. passed 〈the Lower pt. of〉 a large Isd. on the S. S.— (Ferenthiers Thermometr at 3 oClock P, M, 87 d which is 11 d above Summr heat)  and one [island] on the L. S. opposit against which there is a handsom Prarie of high Bottom & up Land, Capt Lewis went out in this Prarie & walked Several miles, Come to opposit the mouth of a large Creek on the S. S. Called River of the Fire Prarie  at the mouth of this creek the party on Shore Shields & Collins was camped waiting for our arrival & inform that they Pass'd thro: Some fine Lands, and well watered G D. [Drouillard] Killed a fine Bear to day
22nd June Friday river rose 4 Inchs last night. I was waken'd 〈at〉 before day light this morning by the guard prepareing the boat to receve an apparent Storm which threttened violence from the West at day light 〈the〉 a violent wind accompanied with rain cam from the W. and lasted about one hour, it Cleared away, and we Set out and proceeded on under a gentle breeze from the N. W. passed Some verry Swift water Crouded with Snags, pass two large Island opposit each other, and immediately opposit a large & extensive Prarie on the Labd Side, This Prarie is butifull a high bottom for 1½ mile back and rises to the Common leavel of the Countrey about 70 or 80 feet and extends back out of view. Capt. L walked on Shore a few miles this after noon (at 3 oClock P M. Ferents Thermometer Stood at 87°: = to 11 d Summer heat) we came to on the L. Side opposit the mouth of a large Creek Called the River of the Fire Prarie, at the mouth of this Creek the Party on Shore were waiting our arrival, they informed that the Lands thro: which they passed was fine & well watered
|S. 14° W.||2 ½||ms. to a pt. on the S. S.|
|S. 25° W||3||ms. to a pt. on the S. S. bad wat[er]|
|S. 66° W||½||me. on S. Side|
|N. 60° W||4 ½||mes. to a pt. on the L.S. psd. 2 Isds: and a Prarie|
Friday June 22d 1804. we Set out at 7 oC after a hard Shower of rain & high wind from N. E. Thunder and lightning &.C— the day fair proceeded on 2½ miles one of the men  killed a goose. we passed a handsome prarie on the South Side & a Creek Called little fire Creek.  passed a Creek on the N. Side called Big fire Creek where our hunters were waiting for us. we Camped opst. on South Side
Friday June 22d Set out at 7 oclock after a verry hard Storm thunder 〈wind from the N. E.〉 and Rain wind [WC: from the West, proceeded on under a gentle Breeze from the N. W. passd] 〈from the N. E. past〉 a Creek on the South Side Calleded the Littel Fire Creek it Comes in opset the middel of a Small Isd on the South Side Strong water Came 9 miles encamped on the Southe Side at a Prarie this Prarie is Called Fire on the N. Side Comes in a Creek Calleded the Fishing Creek the Creek is about 50 yards wide and High Land
Friday 22nd. It rained hard from four to seven in the morning, when we continued our voyage. About 12, one of our men went out and killed a large bear. We encamped at a handsome prairie on the south side opposite a large creek, called the Fire-prairie, and which is 60 yards wide.
Friday 22nd the Rain came on Rapidly in the 〈night〉 morning Interupd our Starting at the usal hour. the day Cleard Up at 7 Oclock the two latter days was the hotist that has been Seen Or felt a long time. the water was Strong with the heat of the day which made the times disagreeble to the party. G. Drewyer Killd a large Male Bare weighd Neer 5 hundred Wt. Our hunters Came in which had been Absent from the 19th Inst. the[y] had part of One deer girkd with them their names is J. Sheilds & Collins Incampd at the fire perarie Roed 12 Miles—
Friday June 22nd This morning we were detained from starting by a heavy Rain which continued till 7 oClock A. M The weather proved excessive hot, as it was the two succeeding days, & being by far the warmest weather that we met with for a long time.
The current running very strong against us, and having to tow the boat it can hardly be imagined the fataigue that we underwent, We came too and Encamped at a place called the fire Priari, shortly after our hunters came to us, George Drewyer one of our hunters who had been absent from the 19th instant joined us having a large he bear with him which he had killed which weigh'd near five hundred weight, and part of a deer the flesh of which he had jerked.— We Towed 12 Miles this day.—