14º below last night, clear and cold today, a nice moon tonight almost full. The Eskimos told me they killed 6 or 8 dogs to eat while they were out with the Capt. They said they wanted some fresh meat before they went down to where the Com. killed the musk oxen. 4 of the boys were out this evening awhile on snowshoes they said it was fine going now. A few dogs have died lately and they have them piled up onshore to feed to the rest of the dogs when the whale meat is gone.