a fine morning the after part of the day Cold & windey the wind from the N W. The Father of the Mandan who was killed Came and made us a present of Some Dried Simnens [NB: Pumpkins] & a little pemicon [NB: pemitigon], we made him Some Small preasents for which he was much pleased
Monday 3rd Decr. cold & windy. the work carried on as usal. commenced Setting up the pickets and bring pickets &.C. &.C.