Cache # 2
June 26, 1805
"Capt. C. scelected the articles to be depostied
in the cash consisting of my desk which I had left for that purpose and in
which I had left some books, my specimens of plants minerals collected
from fort Mandan to theat place. also 2 Kegs of Pork, 1/2 Keg of
flour 2 blunderbushes, 1/2 keg of fixed ammunition and some other small
articles belonging to the party which could be dispenced with."
July 10, 1805
"had a cash dug and deposited the
Fraim of the boat, some papers and
a few other trivial articles" Captain Lewis
Lewis and part of the Corps of Discovery team would
retrieve the cache on July 13 - 15, 1806.
Captain Lewis - July 13, 1806
the cash opened found my bearskins entirly destroyed by the water, the
river having risen so high that the water had penitrated. all my
specimens of plants also lost. the Chart of the Missouri fortunately
escaped. opened my trunks and boxes and exposed the articles to
dry. found my papers damp and several articles damp. the
stoper had come out of a phial of laudinum and the contents had run into
the drawer and distroyed a great part of my medicine.."
Lewis - July 14, 1806
"had the carriage wheels
dug up found them in good order. the iron frame of the boat had
suffered materially.. "
Captain Lewis - July
"Dispatched McNeal early this morning
to the lower part of the portage in order to learn whether the Cash and
white perogue remained untouched or in what state they were... "