The expedition was at this time in Calloway County, near the present Portland, Missouri.
Wedsday 30th 1804
Set out 7 ock after a verry hard Rain and thunder. it Rained During the Gratist part of the day with hail. passed one Creek on the South Side Called Rush Creek. the Land is Low Bottom but Rich Soil. 3 miles to River on the N Side Colled Littel muddy River. the Land is Some what Like the Loer, it comes in opset an Isld 2 miles to River on the South Side Colled painter River. it Comes in opset to Isd in the midel of the missoura. encamped South side at the mouth.