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Aug 12, 1868

Journal Entry

August 12, 1868 ~ Wednesday

12. [FIGURE] Brother Matson & family were fishermen
& Prepared for fishing to day It rained all night &
some this morning they took there net & I my fish
pooll to go a fishing we had 4 Boats I took one &
the men with the net took two boats, I stoped & fished
a few moments with a hook caught 4 trout had no
more bait & went out to see them make a hall they
were some two hours drawing & took up their net
in 4 feet of water had some 300 lb of trout & was
about to draw again when I requested Brother
Matson to go up & draw whare I was fishing & he
concluded to do so, & went & drew his net & caught
some 2000 bbs[lbs] of fine trout quite a Number weighed
from 9 5 to 9 1/2 lbs we went ashore & he gave me
10 of the largest to me & wished me to give Brother
Brigham Young 4 of them he also gave me 100 lbs of
salted trout I Bought 150 lb More of him & [went] Back
to the city & partly loaded my wagon & spent the night
at Brother Smoots 8 m[iles]


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Smoot, Abraham Owen
17 Feb 1815 - 6 Mar 1895
555 mentions
1835 Southern Convert
Young, Brigham
1 Jun 1801 - 26 Aug 1877
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Aug 12, 1868