Journals of Lewis and Clark: Dates January 1805 - Part Four
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Journals of Lewis and Clark
Dates: January 21, 1805 - January 31, 1805

 

This article provides interesting facts about their historic journey taken from the Journals of Lewis and Clark dates January 21, 1805 - January 31, 1805.

Lewis and cClark Expedition: Jounal Dates January 21, 1805 - January 31, 1805

The Journals of Lewis and Clark: Dates January 1805
 

The Journals of Lewis and Clark: Dates January 21, 1805 - January 31, 1805
The following excerpts are taken from entries of the Journals of Lewis and Clark. Dates: January 21, 1805 - January 31, 1805

January 21, 1805
Monday 21. The weather was fine and moderate. The hunters all returned, having killed during their absence three elk, four deer, two porcupines, a fox and a hare.

January 22, 1805
Tuesday 22. The cold having moderated and the day pleasant, we attempted to cut the boats out of the ice, but at the distance of eight inches came to water, under which the ice became three feet thick, so that we were obliged to desist.

January 23, 1805
Wednesday 23. The cold weather returned, the mercury having sunk 2 below 0, and the snow fell four inches deep.

January 24, 1805
Thursday 24. The day was colder than any we have had lately, the thermometer being at 12 below 0. The hunters whom we sent out returned unsuccessful, and the rest were occupied in cutting wood to make charcoal.

January 25, 1805
Friday 25. The thermometer was at 25 below 0, the Wind from N.W. and the day fair, so that the men were employed in preparing coal, and cutting the boats out of the ice. A band of Assiniboines headed by their chief, called by the French, Son of the Little Calf, have arrived at the villages.

January 26, 1805
Saturday 26. A fine warm day: a number of Indians dine with us: and one of our men is attacked with a violent pleurisy.

January 27, 1805
Sunday 27. Another warm and pleasant day: we again attempted to get the boat out of the ice. The man who has the pleurisy was blooded and sweated, and we were forced to take off the toes of the young Indian who was frostbitten some time since. Our interpreter returned from the villages, bringing with him three of Mr. Laroche's horses which he had sent in order to keep them out of the way of the Assiniboines, who are very much disposed to steal, and who have just returned to their camp.

January 28, 1805
Monday 28. The weather to-day is clear and cold: we are obliged to abandon the plan of cutting the boat through the ice, and therefore made another attempt the next day,

January 29, 1805
Tuesday 29, by heating a quantity of stones so as to warm the water in the boat, and thaw the surrounding ice: but in this too we were disappointed, as all the stones on being put into the fire cracked into pieces: the weather warm and pleasant: the man with the pleurisy is recovering.

January 30, 1805
Wednesday 30. The morning was fair, but afterwards became cloudy. Mr. Laroche the trader from the northwest company paid us a visit, in hopes of being able to accompany us on our journey westward, but this proposal we thought it best to decline.

January 31, 1805
Thursday 31. It snowed last night, and the morning is cold and disagreeable, with a high wind from the northwest: we sent five hunters down the river. Another man is taken with the pleurisy.

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