a fine Day great numbers of indians of all discriptions Came to the fort many of them bringing Corn to trade, the little Crow , loadd. his wife & Sun with corn for us, Cap. Lewis gave him a few presents as also his wife, She made a Kettle of boild Simnins, beens, Corn & Choke Cherris  with the Stones which was paletable
This Dish is Considered, as a treat among those people, The Chiefs of the Mandans are fond of Stayin & Sleeping in the fort
Sunday 23rd Decr. a clear & pleasant morning. we continued raiseing our pickets the Savages came in large crouds the Squaws loaded with corn & Beans. we found them troublesome in our huts.
Sunday 23rd. The weather continued pleasant, and we proceeded in our operations in setting up the pickets.
Sunday 23rd Decr. 1804 a clear pleasant day. we continued our work Setting up the pickets &c.
Sunday Decemr 23d The weather still continued pleasant all the Men was still employed setting up the Pickets round the fort.—