a Cloudy morning Jussome our [NB: Mandan ] interpreter went to the Village, on his return he informed us that three English men had arrived from the Hudsons Bay Company,  and would be here tomorrow, we Contd. to build our huts, many Indians Come to See us and bring their horses to Grass near us
Thursday 8th Nov. Cloudy. we continued building with as much haste as possable in order to Git in them before winter Sets in. we found that the C. W. [cottonwood] will rive well So that we are in hopes to make enofe to cover our buildings. but afterwards found it difficult and Gave up the Idea.