Allegheny Mountains, United States
Excerpt:family in 1841. I found them highly interesting & also the present work it is a great proof of the truth of the Book of Mormon I read them with the highest degree of interest October 18, 1843 ~ Wednesday 18th We continued to clime the mountains by locks it is more mild than it was yesterday I spent the day reading Stephens works we came to the end of the canal east of the Allegany mountain in the evening the road during the day was ...Dates:October 18, 1843 October 19, 1843
Excerpt:over into the yauning gulf below in eith[er] case we would have been dashed to atoms my hare rose on my head, but having got all things ready we proceded on to plane No 4. 3/4 of a mile long & assended 265 feet we rose this in 3 min but it looked awful to be thus suspended almost in the air with such a wait lives and freight depending upon an not, a twine, a rope a pin an engine, care of a man either of which should give ...
Excerpt:while conversing with the mate in the evening on the subject he remarked that we were not sensib- le of one half of the danger that we were in during the procedings of that day but I was sensible of a good deal at least we got into the canal about dark being 36 miles from canall to canal in crossing the mountains we travled all night in the canal which was one constant scene of locks October 20, 1843 ~ Friday 20th The boat I was ...Dates:October 20, 1843 October 21, 1843 October 22, 1843