Proceeding up the Missouri

May 14, 1804
I set out at 4 oclock p.m., in the presence of many of the neighboring inhabitants, and proceeded on under a gentle breeze up the Missouri.
--William Clark

May 20, 1804
We set order to join my friend, companion, and fellow laborer Captain William Clark...destined for the discovery of the interior of the continent of North America.
-- Meriwether Lewis

May 24, 1804
Passed a very bad part of the river called the devils race ground…the swiftness of current wheeled the boat, broke our tow rope, and was nearly oversetting the boat.
-- William Clark.


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