Illness hits

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September 24, 1805
Captain Lewis sick. All complain of a lax and heaviness at the stomack. Several men so unwell that they were compelled to lie on the side of the road for some time. Others obliged to be put on horses. I gave Rushes pills to the sick this evening.
--William Clark

October 7, 1805
I continue very unwell but obliged to attend everything. All the canoes put into the water and loaded, fixed our canoes as well as possible and set out... proceeded on past 10 rapids which were dangerous. The Canoe in which I was struck a rock and sprung a leak.
--William Clark

 

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