American River, California

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    September 7, 1872 ~ Saturday Sept 7, 1872 I spent the day in Preparing to take a Journey to Calafornia to Attend the State Fair with G A Smith & G Q Cannon I took up a collection for G. A. Smith to Bear his Expenses I collected $1658 which I paid over to him September 8, 1872 ~ Sunday 8. Sunday I met with my Quorum in the Morning & attended Meeting in the Tabernacle all day
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    are in ashes pestilence of every kind is waisting away the people of New England & the States in General on the increase of 50 per cent. In the East the potatoes are roting, clams are poisoning the people to death & the Eels are dying by cart loads supposed to be poisoned by Eating clams. Politicks runs High VanBuren goes as the free soil candidate Taylor the Whigs, Cass the Dems. But I must leave those subjects for I want to say of few words about another ...