July the 9th Monday 1804 Sent one man  back to the mouth of the River to mark a tree, to let the party on Shore See that the Boat had passed the river, Set out 〈at Su〉 early passed (1) the head of the Island  Situated in the middle of the river a Sand bar at the head, (2) passed the mouth of a Creek or Bayou on the S. S. leading from a large Pond of about three miles in length,  at 8 oClock it commenced raining, the wind changed from N E. to S. W. (3) at 6 miles passed the mouth of a Small Creek on the L. S. called Monters Creek,  the river at this place is wide with a Sand bar in the Middle, passed a place on the L. S. about 2 miles above the Creek, where Several french men camped two years to hunt— (4) passed a Island on the S S. of the river in a bend, opsd. a high Land on the L. S.  wind Shifted to the N. W. in the evining, opsd. this Island, and on the L. S. Loup or Wolf River  Coms in, this river is about 60 yards Wide, but little water running at the mouth, this river heads with the waters of the Kanzas, and has a perogue navigation Some distance, it abounds with Beaver, Camped opposit the head of the Island on the L. S.  Saw a fire on the S. S. Supposedly the four flankers, to be theire, Sent a perogue for them, the Patroon & Bowman of the Perogue French,  they returned & informed, that when they approached the fire, it was put out, which caused them to return, this report causd. us to look out Supposeing a pty. of Soux going to war, firierd the bow piec to allarm & put on their guard the men on Shore everey thing in readiness for Defence.
|S. 60° W.||1 ½||ms. to the upper point of an Island in the River
(1) passed the mouth of a Gut from a pond
(2) S. S.
|S. 20° W.||3 ½||ms. to a point on the S. S. passed a Sand bar
and point on L. S.— (rains).
|N 82 W.||3 ½||ms. to a point on the 〈L.〉 S. Side, psd. a Sand
bar, a Small Creek on the L. S. (3)
|N. 68° W||5 ½||ms. to a point on the L. S. (4) passed a Island
on the S. S.— Just a below the pt. pass Wolf
one man Sent back to the river we passed last night to Blase [NB: notch] a tree with a view to notify the party on Shore of our passing Set out and passed the head of the (1) Island which was Situated opposit to our Camp last night a Sand bar at the head (2) opsd. this Island a 〈Gut〉 Creek or Bayaue Coms in from a large Pond on the Starboard Side, as our flanking party Saw great numbers of Pike in this Pond, I have laid it down with that name anex'd,  at 8 oClock the wind Shifted from the N, E to S W and it commenced raining. (3) at Six miles passed the mouth of Creek on the L. S. Called 〈Monter's〉 [NB: Montain's] Creek, about two  mile above is some Cabins where our Bowman & Several frenchmen Campd. two years [NB: ago]  (4) passed an Island on the S. S. in a Bend of the river opposit Some Clifts on the L. S. the wind Shifted to the N W opposit this Island and on the L. Side (Loup) or Wolf River Coms in, this river is about 60 yards wide and heads with the waters of the Kansis, and is navagable for Perogues "Some destance up" Camped at a point on the L. S. opposit the head of the Island, our party was incamped on the Opposit Side, their not answering our Signals Caused us to Suspect the persons Camped opposit to us was a war party of Soux, we fired the Bow piece to alarm the party on Shore, alled prepared to oppose it attacted
|N. 60° W||1 ½||Ms. to up pt. of Isd. psd. a 〈Gut〉 Creek S S (1) (2)|
|S 20° W||3 ½||ms. to pt. S. S. psd. pt. of Sand bar S. S.|
|N 82° W||3 ½||ms. to pt. S. S. psd. Sand, & a Creek S. S. (3)|
|N 68° W||5 ½||Ms. to pt. L. S. psd. Wolf R L. S. opsd. Isd. (5)|
Monday July the 9th 1804, we Set out eairly Sent Bratton Back to the Creek to blaze some trees, So the Hunters might See we had passed. proceeded on passed a Creek or leading from a big pond called the Creek of the big pond. this pond is near the River, and about 3 miles long & handsom a great many beaver, & fish, fine land and well timbered about this place, Rainy. the wind changed from the N. E. to the S. W. at 6 miles passed the mouth of a Small Creek on the South Side called Monters or wolf Creek, passed a place on the South Side about 2 miles above the Creek where Several Frenchman Camped 2 years for to hunt & raise corn &c— high land on the South Side we passed a Creek on the South Side called River DeLoup, the wind Shifted to the N. W. in the evening. Camped on the South Side of the Missouris, a Gun fired on the opposite Side Supposed to be our hunters the pearogue went over for them but did not find them nor any body else. we fired our bow peace.
Monday July 9th 1804 Set out erley this morning prosed on passed a Small Creek on the South Side Called monter Creek High Land Rain to day Sailed the Gratist part of the day passed a prarie on the South Side whare Seveal French famileys had Setled and made Corn Some Years ago 〈and Black Smith or Gun Smith〉 Stayed two years  the Indians came Freckentley to See them and was verry frendley passed a Creek on the South Side Called wolf Creek it is about 60 yards wide the Land is Good water Strong made 10 miles encamt on the South Side Saw a fire on the N. Side thougt it was 〈Indians〉 ouer flanken partey Sent ouer perogue over for them and when they got over Saw no fire Seposed it to be Indians fired ouer Cannon for ouer men
Monday 9th. Early this morning we continued our voyage. It rained hard till 12 o'clock. We passed a creek on the south side, called Wolf creek. The man that was snake bitten is become well. We encamped on the south side.
Monday 9 Sat out the Usal hour of Day light Rain Came on Raind the Most part of the day the hunters did not Come in We Rod 12 Miles at piettet River de louce or woolf River— Incampd. it lies on the W. S. the Mouth is about 20 yds. B. the hunters Came 〈in〉 did not Come in
Monday July 9th We set off early this morning, shortly after we had started a Rain came on, which continued most part of the day.—
We proceed on our Voyage and arrived at a River called Petit River De louce, or Little Wolf River, the mouth of which is 20 Yards wide. This River lies on the So West side of the River Mesouri, our hunters that were out, did not come to us this day, The distance we rowed this day being 12 Miles.