| Lewis's supplies and equipment, when finally assembled,
constituted a small mountain, weighing by his estimate 3,500 pounds.
It would be a formidable task getting them to Pittsburgh by wagon,
where they could be loaded on a boat for the descent of the Ohio.
For this purpose, Lewis hired a man named William Linnard, suggesting
that, the road being "by no means good," he provide a team of five
horses. (47) When Linnard arrived at Harper's Ferry to pick up the
supplies there, he found more than he could carry, and another wagon
had to be obtained. From this point the wagons made the long haul
to Pittsburgh successfully traveling by way of Charleston, Frankfort
(now Ft. Ashby, West Virginia, just sound of Cumberland, Maryland),
Uniontown, and "Redstone old fort" (now Brownsville, Pennsylvania).
(47) Ibid., 53-54
(48) Thwaites, op. cit., VII, 256.