By Bob Blaisdell
Compact, reasonably cheap anthology positive factors contributions from Jonathan Edwards, Anne Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, and so on. contains introductory notes and proposals for additional analyzing.
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We handed part of the river above the forks which used to be divided and Scattered thro’ the willows in this sort of demeanour as to render it dificuelt to go through for a 1/4 of a mile, we have been oblige to chop our means thro’ the willows. males a lot fatigued from their over the top labours in hauling the Canoes over the rapids &c. Verry vulnerable being within the water all day. My foot verry painfull. [LEWIS:] Tuesday August sixth 1805. We set out this morning very early on our go back to the forks. Having not anything to devour I se[n]t Drewyer to the woodlands to my left which will kill a deer, despatched Sergt. Gass to the suitable with orders to maintain sufficiently with regards to become aware of Capt. C and the celebration should still they be on their method up that movement, and with Sharbono I directed my direction to the most forks in the course of the backside directing the others to satisfy us there. approximately 5 miles above the forks I hea[r]d the hooping of the get together to my left and altered my rout in the direction of them; on my arrival came across they had taken the swift fork and learnt from Capt. Clark that he had no longer came across the observe which I had left for him at that position and the explanations which had brought on him to ascend this circulate. It was once easeist & extra in our path, and apd to include as a lot water. He had notwithstanding formerly to my comeing up with him, met Drewyer who knowledgeable him of the kingdom of the 2 rivers and was once on his go back. one in all their canoes had simply overset and the entire luggage rainy, the medecine field between different articles and a number of other articles misplaced a shot pouch and horn with all of the implements for one rifle misplaced and not recovered. I walked right down to the purpose the place I waited their go back. On their arrival came across that different canoes had packed with water and rainy their cargoes thoroughly. Whitehouse were thrown out of 1 of the canoes as she swing in a quick present and the canoe had rubed him and pressed him to the ground as she omitted him and had the water been 2 inches shallower needs to necessarily have overwhelmed him to dying. Our parched meal, corn, Indian preasents, and a superb a part of our Most worthy shops have been rainy and lots more and plenty broken in this ocasion. to envision, dry and organize our shops used to be the 1st item; we as a result omitted to the lard. facet contrary to the doorway of the speedy fork the place there has been a wide gravly bar that spoke back our reasons; wooden was once additionally handy and lots. the following we fastened our camp, and unloaded all our canoes and opened and uncovered to dry such articles as were rainy. part of the weight of every canoe consisted of the leaden canestirs of powder that have been no longer in least injured, tho’ a few of them had remained upwards of an hour below water. approximately 20 lbs. of powder which we had in a good Keg or at l[e]ast one that we idea sufficiently so received rainy and intirely spoiled. this is able to were the case with the opposite had it now not were for the expedient which I had fallen on of securing the powder by way of the lead having the latter shaped into canesters which have been jam-packed with the mandatory percentage of po[w]der to discharge the lead while used, and people canesters good secured with corks and wax.