a Cloudy morning, ice runing verry thick river rose ½ Inch last night Some Snow falling, only two Indians visit us to day Owing to a Dance at the Village last night in Concluding a Serimoney of adoption, and interchange of property, between the Ossiniboins, 〈Christinoes〉 [NB: Knistenaux ]  and the nations of this neighbourhood— we Sent one man by land on hors back to know the reason of the Delay of our hunters, this evening 2 french men who were traping below Came up—with 20 beaver we are compelled to use our Pork which we doe Spearingly for fear of Some falur in precureing a Sufficiency from the Woods.
our Interpeter informs that 70 Lodges one of 3 bands of Assinniboins & Some Crestinoes, are at the Mandan Village. The Crrirstinoes are abt. 300 [NB: 240] men Speak the Chipaway—Language, the live near Fort De peare  [NB: on Assiniboin & Apaskashawan]  [NB: they are bands of the Chippaways ]
Wednesday 14th Nov. a Snowey morning. one man Sent down the River in order to meet the pearogue & h. See what was the cause of their delaying So long. abto. 3 o.C. P. M. we Saw a cannoe comming up the River with 2 men on board which we Supposed to be the frenchmen who went down the River Some days ago traping. at dark the 2 frenchman ari. had caught 22 beaver. they did not See our hunting party.