Proceeding up the Missouri
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May 14, 1804
May 20, 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.
We set forward...in 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.