Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Beware The Ides of March (In a Big Canoe)

Captain William Clark had this to say 199 years ago today:
"We were visited this afternoon, in a canoe 4 feet 2 inches wide, by Delashelwilt, a Chinook chief, his wife, and six women of his nation which the Old Bawd, his wife, had brought for market. This was the same party that communicated the venereal to several of our party in November last, and of which they have fully recovered. I therefore gave the men a particular charge with respect to them, which they promised me to observe."
Indeed, as they say.
[The Journals of Lewis and Clark, entry for March 15th, 1806]

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