The Journals of Lewis & Clark: September 27, 1805

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
September 26, 1805
September 28, 1805

September 27, 1805

Septr. 27th Thursday 1805

Set all the men able to work abt. building Canoes, Colter returned and found one horse & the Canister of Shot left in the mountains he also killed a Deer 1/2 of which he brought hot day- men Sick

27th Septr. Wednesday 1805

all the men able to work comened building 5 Canoes, Several taken Sick at work, our hunters returned Sick without meet. J. Colter returned he found only one of the lost horses, on his way killed a deer, half of which he gave the Indians the other proved nourishing to the Sick The day verry hot, we purchase fresh Salmon of them Several Indians Come up the river from a Camp Some distance below Capt Lewis very Sick nearly all the men Sick. our Shoshonee Indian Guide employed himself makeing flint points for his arrows