21st August Tuesday we Set out verry early this morning under a Gentle Breeze from the S. E Course S. 82° E 3 mes to the upper pt. of a Bluff on the S. S. passed Willow Creek  and Some 〈Stone〉 rock 〈above〉 below the mouth of the Seouex river  on the Starboard Side those Clifts are about 170 fee[t] high, this river heads with the St. peters  and is navagable 75 Leagues (by the act. of Mr. Durien [Dorion]) to a fall of near 200 for [from], 2 large & Som Small Pitchs  below the falls on the 〈left〉 right a Creek coms in on which 〈all〉 the red pipe Stone is percured, & in the praries about, a place of Peace with all nations. 
|South||1 ¼||Miles to the lower pt of a Sand & willow Island in the
Middle of the river
|S. 48 W.||1 ¾||Miles to the head of the Said Island, passing Sand
bars thro which the water passes the whole Course
River Shalow & wide Wind blow's hard
|West||2||mes. to a high wood on the L S., passed a large Sand
bar from S. S. river wide
|N. 36° W.||4||ms. to a Beyau above wher the Mahars had a village in
the bend to the L. S. a Sand bar on S. S. & one in the
middle a large Island on the S. S. on which we Saw
4 wolves, on mat [one man] out Hunting Shannon
|N. 18 E||2||ms. to a Pt. of willows on the L. S. Wind verry hard
from the S. E. Latd. 42° 28' 49" 6/10 North. this
Countrey has a great Sameness but little timber
|N. 22° W.||¾||on the L. S. opsd. to which the R. Sieuix is within 2
miles on the S. S.—
|S 50° W.||¼||me. on L. S.|
|S 28 W.||2||me. to willow pt. on the S. S.|
|S 78 W.||1 ½||on the Sand bar to the L. S.|
|N. 12 W.||2||ms. to a Willow Pt. the L. Side pass Sand bars|
|S. 60 W||1 ¾||mes. to on the Sand bar on the L. S. exme. & Give
Sjt. Pryor Sg Floyds things except shot p[ouch]. &
|South||2 ½||ms. to a low willows on S. S. and incamped on the
L. S. one man out 2 with the Horses.
We Set out verry early this morning and proceeded on under a gentle Breeze from the S. E. passed willow creek Small on the S. S. below a Bluff of about 170 feet high and one ½ mes. above Floyds river at 1 ½ miles higher & above the Bluff passed the Soues River S. S. this River is about the Size of Grand river and as Mr. Durrien our Soues intptr. says "navagable to the falls 70 or 80 Leagues and above these falls Still further, those falls are 200 feet or there abouts & has two princapal pitches, and heads with the St. peters passing the head of the Demoien, on the right below the falls a Creek Coms in which passed thro Clifts of red rock which the Indians make pipes of, and when the different nations Meet at [X: a Sort of asylum for all nations, no fightg there] those queries all is piece, passed a place in a Prarie on the L. S. where the Mahars had a Village formerly.  the Countrey above the Platt R has a great Similarity. Campd. on the L. Side.  Clouds appear to rise in the west & threten wind. I found a verry excellent froot resembling the read Current, the Scrub on which it grows resembles Privey & about the Common hight of a wild plumb— 
|S. 82° E.||3||mes. to the upper part of a Bluff below the Souex river on
S. S. passed willow Creek at 1½ Ms. S. S.
|South||1 ¼||mes. to Lower pt. of a willow Island in the Midle of the
river one on S. S. opsd.—
|S. 48 W.||1 ¾||mes. to the head of the Isld passed Several Sand bars
disiding the Current, wind hard
|West||2||ms. to a high wood on the L. S. passed a large Sand bar
from the S. S. River wide
|N. 36 W.||4||mes. to a Beyau is a bend to the L. S. above where the
Mahars once had a Village a Sand bar in the Middle
of S. S.
|N. 18 E.||2||mes. to a pt. of Willows on the L. S. wind hard from S E|
|N. 22° W.||¾||mes. on the L. S. opsd. to which the Soues river is within
2 miles on the S. S.
|S. 50 W.||¼||me. on the L. S.|
|S. 28 W.||2||mes. to the willow pt. on the S. S.|
|S. 78 W.||1 ½||mes. to the Sand bar on S. S.|
|N. 12 W||2||mes. to a willow pt. on the L. S. passed a Sand bar.|
|S. 60 W||1 ¾||mes. on the Sand bar on the L. Side|
|South||2 ½||miles to Some low willows on the S. S.|
The two men Sent with the horses has not joined us as yet 
On a large sand bar Stard., 4 miles above the mouth of the river Souix.
Observed meridn. Altd. of ☉'s L. L. with Octant by the back observation 65° 47' —
Latitude deduced from this observatn. 42° 28' 29"
Tuesday Augt. 21st we Set off eairly this morning under a hard Breeze from the S. we proceded on verry well passed a large Sand bar on N. S. the wind blew so hard that we were oblidged to take a reefe in our Sail & the Sand blew So thick from the Sand bars that we could not see the channel far ahead & it filled the air before us about a mile. we Saw Several woolves on Sd. Sand beach we passed the Mouth of the Grand River de Souix close above a high clay Bluff below Sd. Sand bar on the N. S. the white pearogue could hardly Sail for want of Ballass, we put in Several kegs of pork &.C. Shannon went out to hunt on N. S. we proceeded on 20 odd miles to day & Camped on S. S. Shannon joined us late. But killed nothing. the man with the horses did not join us yet,
Tuesday 21st. We set out early; passed handsome pale coloured bluffs, willow creek  and the Sioux river on the north side: and having come upwards of 20 miles, encamped on the south side.
Tuesday August 21st 1804. we Set out eairly this morning under a hard Breeze from the South. we passed the mouth of the Grand River Souix close abo. a high Bluff on N. S. we came 20 odd miles & camped  on S. S.—
Tuesday August 21st We set out early this morning with a stiff breeze from the South, and pass'd the Mouth of the Grand River Souix; which is close to a high bluff, which lays on the North side of the River, we saild 21 Miles this day and encamped on the South side of the River.— The Country here is very Rich Priari land, having very high Grass on it; and at the farther side from the River, it has some Trees growing on it & affords a pleasant view.—