we are informed of the arrival of a Band of Asniboins at the Villages with the Grand Cheif of those Tribes call the (Fee de petite veau) [NB: Fils de Petit Veau ]  to trade, one of our interpeter & one man Set out to the Big Belley Camp opposit the Island men employ'd in Cutting the Boat out of the ice, and Collecting Coal wood.
Friday 25th Jany. clear & cold this morning. the men generally employed at cutting and Splitting coal wood & Setting up the pit &.C.
Friday 25th. All hands were employed in cutting away the ice, which we find a tedious business.