a fine Day visited by Several of the Mandans to day, our Smiths are much engaged mending and makeing Axes for the Indians for which we get Corn
Tuesday 19th Feby. 1805. a clear pleasant morning. 4 hunters Sent on eairly to hunt through the bottom as we were Going home. we made ready and loaded the two Sleds with meat the Smallest drawn by the Gray horse. the other drawn by 15 of the party on the Ice loaded heavy. about 9 oClock we Set off & proceeded on verry well a fiew miles Saw a Deer hanging up at the edge of the River which the hunters had killed. we took it on the Sled and proceeded on about 8 miles halted took dinner on a broiled Deer, went on about 4 miles further and camped at a timbered bottom S. Side where the hunters joined us had killed in all Six Deer & one Elk which we got them all.