a cloudy morning after a verry Cold night, the River Crouded with floating ice wind from the N W. finished Dobing Capt. Lewis returned from the Villages with two Chiefs Mar-noh toh & Man-nes-sur ree & a Considerate man with the party who accompanied him, The Menitares, (or Big bellies) were allarmed at the tales told them by the Mandans Viz: that we intended to join the Seaux to Cut off them in the Course of the winter, many Circumstances Combind to give force to those reports i' e' the movements of the interpeters & their families to the Fort, the strength of our work &. &.
all those reports was contridicted by Capt Louis with a Conviction on the minds of the Indians of the falsity of those reports— the Indians in all the towns & Camps treated Capt Lewis & the party with Great respect except one of the principal Cheifs Mar par pa par ra pas a too or (Horned Weasel) who did not Chuse to be Seen by the Capt. & left word that he was not at home &.
Seven Traders arrived from the fort on the Ossinaboin from the N W Companey one of which Lafrances  took upon himself to speak unfavourably of our intentions &. the princpal Mr. La Rock ,  (& Mr. McKensey)  was informed of the Conduct of their interpeter & the Consiquinces if they did not put a Stop to unfavourable & ill founded assursions &c. &.
The two Chiefs much pleased with their treatments & the Cherefullness of the party, who Danced to amuse them &c. &c.
The river fall 2 Inches verry Cold and began to Snow at 8 oClock P M and Continued all night— Some miss understanding with Jussomm & his woman— at Day the Snow Seased
Tuesday 27th Nov cold & chilly, the Ice Ran in the River thick. we finished dobbing & covering & compleating the remainder of our huts &.C— Capt Lewis & command brought with them three chiefs from the upper villages of the Grovantaur.  they appear to be verry friendly. Gave us a little corn & were Glad to come & see us. they Sd. that the Manden nation told them that we would do them harm, & that was the reason they had not been to see us before. we had a dance this evening. Rivet danced on his head &C