between 12 & 3 oClock this morning we had a total eclips of the moon, a part of the observations necessary for our purpose in this eclips we got which is at 12h 57m 54s Total Darkness of the moon @ 1 44 00 End of total Darkness of This moon @ 2 39 10 End of the eclips— 
This morning not So Cold as yesterday wind from the S. E. wind choped around to the N W. Still temperate four Considerate men of the Minetarre Came to See us we Smoked in the pipe, maney mands. [Mandans] present also, we Showed [NB: attentions] to those men who had been impressed with an unfavourable oppinion of us. [NB: which satisfied them]
Observed equal Altitudes of the ☉ with sextant and Glass artifical horizon adjusted with a sperit level
|A. M.||8||26||32||P. M.||—||—||—|
Altitude given by the sextant at the time of obtn. 26° 6' 15"
|Chronomerter too slow on mean time—||1||1||57.7|
Chronometer's daily rate of going, as deduced from this observation, and that of the 22nd of December 1804 is too slow on mean time s 55.8
☞ I do not place much confidence in this observation in consequence of loosing the observation of the Altitude of the ☉'s L. L. and center P. M. and that his U. L. was somewhat obscured by a cloud. the weather was so could that I could not use water as the reflecting surface, and I was obliged to remove my glass horizon from it's first adjustment lest the savages should pilfer it.
Tuesday 15th Jany. a warm pleasant day. Shannon Sent with the horses down to the hunters. about 2 oClock Several of the Grovantares chiefs came to See us. the weather is thoughy [thawing] So that the Snow melts off the huts &.C.
Tuesday 15th Jany. 1805. warm to what it has been. the man who went to the fort yesterday, Came down with 2 horses after me & Some meat, the day kept warm & pleasant.—
Tuesday January 15th This day the weather had moderated considerable, the Man who arrived Yesterday at the Fort, was sent down with 2 horses (which was procured from the Mandan Village) after the Man that was frost bitten, and to bring up some Meat from the Hunters.—