with a high circulation of blood and
blistered hands; but our horses leapt
the bank, and we went on our way to
the Sandy, which we swam, and spent
the night at Thomas Frazer's.
—30—We preached at Mr. David Crider's, also on Sunday the 31st,
where we were threatened by a mob.
I baptized Mr. Crider amid the scoffs
of the rabble, who went in the night
and poisoned both of our horses; the
one which I rode, belonging to brother Samuel West, died in two days after-
wards; brother Smoot's recovered;
the swine that eat of the horse flesh
I was released from my labors in
the south, and counselled to go to
Kirtland and receive my endowments,
as was also A. O. Smoot.
Sept. 19—Elders Marsh and D. W.
Patten and wife, and E. H. Groves,
started for Far West. I organized
the first company of Saints who emi-
grated from the Southern States, which
numbered twenty-two souls. I ap-
pointed Elder Boydston President of
the company, and counselled them to
be united, and to remember their
prayers night and day before the
—20—The camp started. I spent
a few days visiting the Branches; bap-
tized and confirmed eight, and ob-
tained thirty subscribers for the Messenger and Advocate.