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Entries For December 3:
Captain Clark (current)
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* I marked my name and the day of the month and year on a large pine tree on this peninsula:
** Capt. William Clark December 3d 1805. By Land. *** U. States in 1804 - 1805
The squaw broke the two shank bones of the elk after the marrow was taken out; boiled them, and extracted a pint of grease or tallow from them. Sergeant Pryor and Gibson returned after night and informed me they had been lost the greater part of the time they were out, and had killed six elk which they left lying, having taken out their entrails.
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