While searching for the awaiting
ship that will take us back to Saint Lewis, we discovered today
that the pecific ocean contains freshwater not salt water. Clark
said most other oceans contain salt water, but this one is different,
it may be a freshwater ocean-lake. How would we know which is which?
While taking water samples with empty liquor bottles to verify this
claim, I was attacked and became the recipient of an itch I cannot
scratch. I was constipated with pain produced by the perpetration
of more than 50 arrows through my skin.
~Ohhh the agony and suffering I must endure
in the name of discovery and science. Will I ever recover from this?
Where’s the ship? Will I ever be able to survive?
June 2, 1804