we Set out early this morning and proceded on tolerably well the Day proved excessively worm and disagreeable, So much So that the men rowed but little, at 10 A M we met a large tradeing perogue bound for the Panias we continued but a Short time with them. at 11 A. M we met young Mr. Bobidoux  with a large boat of six ores and 2 Canoes, the licenes of this young man was to trade with the Panias Mahars and ottoes reather an extroadanary a license for [so] young a man and without the Seal of the teritory anexed, as Genl. Wilkensons Signeture was not to this instrement we were Somewhat doubtfull of it. Mr. Browns Signeture we were not acquainted with without the Teritorial Seal. we made Some enquireys of this young man and Cautioned him against prosueing the Steps of his brother in attempting to degrade the American Charector in the eyes of the Indians. we proceeded on to an Island a little above our encampment of the 16th & 17th of June 1804 haveing Came 52 miles only to day. 
Tuesday 16th Sept 1806. a fair morning. we procd. on as usal Soon met eight frenchman with a perogue loaded with marchandize and bound for the Panies Nation on River platte. about noon we met a keel Boat and 2 canoes the keel Boat belonged to Mr. Reubado of St Louis loaded with marchandize and bound for the Kanzas Nation of Indians. this boat was under the charge of Mr Reubados Son. the 2 Canoes were going up trapping and hunting we delayed about an hour. their was about 20 frenchman in Company. our officers gave instructions to this trador after reading his passport directing them not to speak against the government of the United States to the Indians as his brothers did to the Zotoes last winter. we then procd. on the day verry warm indeed. about 3 P. M. we passd a hunting Camp of two frenchman they came out to us with their canoe to us they informed us that an american Boat was on their way coming up Some distance below this. we procd. on untill evening and Camped on the N. Side. Saw a black bear which run a thicket of bushes.
Tuesday 16th. This was another pleasant day. We proceeded on early, and at 9 o'clock met a large periogue with eight men, going to trade with the Ponis nation of Indians  on the river Platte about seventy or eighty miles from its mouth. At 11 we met a batteaux and two canoes going up to the Kanowas nation,  who live on a river of the same name. We halted with them a while, then proceeded on, and at sunset encamped on an island.