25h of March 1805 prepareing to Set out Saw Swan passing N E.
a Cloudy morning wind from the N E the after part of the Day fair, Several Indians visit us to day, prepareing to Set out on our journey Saw Swans & wild Gees flying N E this evening
Sunday 24th March 1805. cloudy. 6 men Sent up to take the perogues down to the Fort, but they returned about noon without them as they were not corked nor made ready. [several words erased, illegible] two men making cages for the Magpyes and the prarie hens which is to be Sent down the River.