a verry Cold morning, the Thermometer Stood at 12 d. below 0 which is 42 d.  below the freesing point, wind from the N W I with 15 men  turned out [NB: Indians joined us on horseback shot with arrows rode along side of buffaloe] and killed 8 buffalow & one Deer, one Cow and Calf was brought in, two Cows which I killed at 7 miles Dst. I left 2 men to Skin & Keep off the wolves, and brought in one Cow & a calf, in the evening on my return to the fort Saw great numbers of Buffalow Comeing into the Bottoms on both Sides of the river This day being Cold Several men returned a little frost bit; one of men with his feet badly frost bit my Servents feet also frosted & his P—s a little, I feel a little fatigued haveing run after the Buffalow all day in Snow many Places 10 inches Deep, Generally 6 or 8, two men hurt their hips verry much in Slipping down— The Indians kill great numbers of Buffalow to day— 2 reflectings Suns to day 
Saturday 8th Decr. the weather is 12 degrees colder this morning than I ever new it to be in the States.  clear the wind N. W. about 9 oC Capt. Clark and 14 of the party set off a hunting [page torn, several words illegible] The prarie we Shortly came in cite of a large gang of Buffalow. we Saw a nomber of the Savvages on horse back running after them. we proceeded on Capt. Clark & myself Saw 2 or 3 Buffalow by themselves we got near them & fires at them wounded one. the men all Scattered So that we missed oppertuntities of Surrounding the gangs of Buffalow. But we saw the praries Black at a distance down the River & in a Bottom which is abt. 5 miles from our fort we then went in to the Bottom and killed 2 cow Buffalow out of a large gang & wounded Several more. one of our men came to us who had killed a calf Buff. we left 2 men to take care of the meat. we then Set off to return to our fort walked a short distance to where calf was and carried it with us. walked fast. Saw a Deer 2 men met us with horses. we got to the fort a little after dark the hunters all come in had killed in all 6 Buffalow & one Deer. the men who went with Capt. Clark he gave a drink of Taffee the air thick with Ice all this day, like a fog.—
Saturday 8th. In our hunt of yesterday, two men had their feet frostbitten. Captain Clarke and another party went out though the cold was extreme, to hunt the buffaloe; and killed nine and a deer. One man got his hand frozen; another his foot  and some more got a little touched. Two men encamped out to take care of the meat.