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1806 Journal Entry Archives   September 12 - 18,  1806

September 12, 1806 (Camped at St. Joseph, Buchanan County,  Missouri)

"Met Mr. McClellin* at the St. Michl. Prairie** we found Mr. Jo. Gravelin the Ricaras enterpreter whome we had sent down with a Ricaras Chief in the Spring of 1805 and old Mr Durion*** the Sieux enterpretr, we examined the instructions of those interpreters and found that Gravelin was ordered to the Ricaras with a Speach from the president of the U. States to that nation and some presents which had been given the Ricara Chief who had visited the U. States and unfortunately died at the City of Washington****, he was instructed to teach the Ricaras agriculture & make every enquirey after Capt Lewis my self and the party."

Mr. McClellin*- Robert McClellan, already known to Lewis and Clark, was a former scout with the US Army.

St. Michl. Prairie**- Present-day St. Joseph, Missouri

Old Mr Durion*** -Pierre Dorian, Sr.

City of Washington****-Gravelines carried a letter from Jefferson explaining the circumstances of Piaheto's death.

September 13, 1806

"Proceeded on early with unfavourable wind."

September 14, 1806 (Camped opposite Leavenworth, Leavenworth County,  Kansas)

"this being the part of the Missouri the Kanzas nation resort to at this season of the year for the purpose of robbing the perogues passing up to other nations above, we have every reason to expect to meet with them, and agreeably to their common custom of examining every thing in the perogues and takeing what they want out of them, it is probable they may wish to take those liberties with us, which we are deturmined not to allow of and for the Smallest insult we shall fire on them. ... we met three large boats bound to the Yanktons and Mahars ... those young men received us with great friendship and pressed on us Some whisky for our men, Bisquet, Pork and Onions, & part of their Stores, ... our party received a dram and Sung Songs untill 11 oClock at night in the greatest harmoney.

September 15, 1806 ( Camped a short distance above the Little Blue River, in either Jackson or Clay County, Missouri)

"Passed the enterance of the Kanzas river which was very low, about a mile below we landed and Capt Lewis and my  self assended a hill which appeared to have a Commanding Situation for a fort... from the top of the hill you have a perfect command of the river.  we landed one time only to let the men geather Papawa or the Custard apple of which this Country abounds, and the men are very fond of."

September 16, 1806

"another pleasant day... met a large periogue with eight men going to trade."

September 17, 1806 - (Camped about four miles above the Grad River in Saline County, Missouri)

"at 11 A. M. we met a Captain McClellin* late a Capt. of Artily. of the U States Army assending in a large boat. this gentleman an acquaintance of my friend Capt. Lewis was Somewhat astonished to see us return and appeared rejoiced to meet us. we found him a man of information and from whome we received a partial account of the political State of our country, ... this Gentleman informed us that we had been long Since given out [up] by the people of the U S Generaly and almost forgotton, the President of the U. States had yet hopes of us; ... he gave us Some Buisquit, Chocolate Sugar & whiskey, for which our party were in want and for which we made a return of a barrel of corn & much obliged to him. Capt. McClellin informed us that he was on reather a speculative expedition to the confines of New Spain, with the view to entroduce a trade with those people. his plan is to proceede up this river to the Enterance of the river platt there to form an establishment from which to trade partially with the Panas & Ottoes, to form an acquaintance with the Panias and provail [on] Some of their principal Chiefs to accompany him to Santa Fee where he will appear in a stile calculated to attract the Spanish government in that quarter and through the influence of a handsome present he expects to be promited to exchange his merchindize for Silver & gold of which those people abound. ... if the Spanish Governmt. favour his plans, he purposes takeing his merchendize on mules & horses which can easily be procured of the panias, ... Capt. McClellins plan I think a very good one if strictly prosued ..."

Captain McClellin*- John McClallen, or McClellan, not to be confused with Robert McClellan, probably knew Lewis from military service.

September 18, 1806

"Took our leave of Mr.  McClellin and proceeded on.  We continued our voyage all day without waiting to hunt.  encamped on an island."

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