The Journals of Lewis & Clark: January 29, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
January 28, 1805
January 30, 1805

January 29, 1805

29th January Tuesday 1805

Gave Jassome a Dost of Salts we Send & Collect Stones and put them on a large log heap to heet them with a View of warming water in the Boat and by that means, Sepperate her from the Ices, our attempt appears to be defeated by the Stones all breaking & flying to peaces in the fire, a fine warm Day, we are now burning a large Coal pit, to mend the indians hatchets, & make them war axes, the only means by which we precure Corn from them