December 26, 1804
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December 26, 1804


a temperate day    no Indians to day or yesterday. A man from the N W Company Came Down from the Gross Vintres to Get one of our interpeters to assist them in trade [1]    This man informed that the Party of Gross Ventres who persued the Ossinboins that Stold their horses, has all returned in their usial way by Small parties, the last of the party bringing 8 horses which they Stole from a Camp of Asniboins which they found on Mouse river[2]


Wednesday 26th Decr.    pleasant    Seven of our men went up to the Mandan Villages

1. Larocque was seeking Charbonneau's services. Wood & Thiessen, 144–45. (back)
2. The Souris (Mouse) River rises in southeastern Saskatchewan, curves into North Dakota and then into Manitoba, and finally runs into the Assiniboine River. (back)