The wind blew violently hard from the N, N W. with Some Snow the air Keen and Cold. The Thermometer at 8 oClock A, M, Stood at 10 dgs. above 0— at 9 oClock a man & his Squar Came down with Some meat for the inturpeter his dress was a par mockersons of Buffalow Skin 〈a〉 Pr. Legins of Goat Skin & a Buffalow robe, 14 ring of Brass on his fingers, this metel [NB: ornaments] the Mandans ar verry fond off— Cold after noon river rise 1½ Inch to day
Thursday 6th Decr. a cold Blustry morning. Some Squalls of Snow & wind high it being So disagreeable weather that we delayed on the work.