I rose verry early and commenced raising the 2 range of Huts 〈proe〉 the timber large and heavy all to Carry on Hand Sticks, Cotton wood & Elm Som ash Small, our Situation Sandy, great numbers of Indians pass to and from hunting a Camp of Mandans, A fiew miles below us Cought within two days 100 Goat, by Driveing them in a Strong pen, detected by a Bush fence widening from the pen &c. &. the Greater part of this day Cloudy, wind moderate from the N. W. I have the Rhumitism verry bad, Cap Lewis writeing all Day— we are told by our interpeter  that 4 Ossiniboin Indians,  have arrived at the Camps of the Gross Venters & 50 Lodges are Comeing
Monday 5th Nov. 1804. a clear & pleasant morning. all hands to work eairly raiseing the other line of our huts & Splitting out punchiens for to lay the loft which we intend covering over with earth in order to make the huts more warm and comfortable. we dug a vault  100 yds abo. the huts to make or keep the place healthy.