The Journals of Lewis & Clark: December 31, 1804

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
December 30, 1804
January 1, 1805

December 31, 1804

Fort Mandan 31st of December Monday 1804

a fine Day Some wind last night which mixed the Snow and Sand in the bend of the river, which has the appearance of hillocks of Sand on the ice, which is also Covered with Sand & Snow, the feost which falls in the night continues on the earth & old Snow &c. &c.- a Number of indians here every Day our blckSmitth mending their axes hoes &c. &c. for which the Squars bring Corn for payment