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Entries For July 26:
Captain Clark (current)
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The wind blustering and hard from the south all day, which blew the clouds of sand in such a manner that I could not complete my plan in the tent. The boat rolled in such a manner that I could do nothing in that, and was compelled to go to the woods and combat the mosquitoes. I opened the tumor of a man, on the left breast, which discharged half a pint.
Five beaver caught near the camp, the flesh 3 of which we made use of. This evening we found very pleasant. Only one deer killed today. The country back from camp on the S.S. is a bottom about 5 miles wide - one-half the distance woods and the balance plain high and dry. The opposite side, a high hill - about 170 foot - rock foundation covered with timber. Back and below is a plain.
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