October 3, 1805
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October 3, 1805

 

a fair cool morning    wind from the East    all our men getting well and at work at the canoes &c. 〈The Indians Came〉

Took equal altitudes with Sextent

H. M.  S H. M.  S
A M. 9   8 14       P M 3 57   8
9 10   8 3 58 58.5
9 11 59 4   0 53

Altitude produced 44° 53' 45"

P M Observed time and distance of the Moons western Limb from α Arietis ★ East of the ☽

Time distance
Hs.  ms.  Sds.
P M  8    11    49 78°    4'   00"
  "    21      6   "      2    30
  "    23    21   "      2    15
  "    25      7   "      1    45
  "    27    40   "      1    30
  "    30    10 77    59    00
  "    33    34   "     58    45
  "    35      1   "     58    15
  "    37      1   "     58    00
  "    38    28   "     57    30
 

a fine morning cool wind East    all our men getting better in helth, and at work at the Canoes &. The Indians who visited us from below Set out on their return early. Several others Came from different directions—.

 

Thursday 3rd Oct. 1805.    a clear morning.    we Continue on with the canoes as usal. Some of them forward.—

 

Thursday 3rd Oct. 1805.    a fair morning.    we continued on our work at the Canoes as usal.    Some of them forward &c.

Thursday October 3d    This morning was very pleasant.    The Men employed working on the Canoes went on, with much better spirit than they had done for several days past, being refreshed by the Horse meat that they had eat.—    The Canoes are now in great forwardness, & will be in readiness to receive their loading on board in a few days—    Our Men that had been sick for some time past recovered fast, & we are in hopes that they will be fully recovered by the time we are ready to proceed on down the River—

1. The astronomical observation following this entry in Codex G, p. 136, is the same as that in the Elkskin-bound Journal and is not repeated here. (back)