Fort Laramie, Goshen County, Wyoming Territory

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  • Page 44

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    badly in my hard Buffalo chase on Saturday & I now was feeling its effects at the same time the Hunters started Another company was formed to go & explore out the rout & see if we could get grass for our Horses as the Indians had been burning it up for several days. We went into the Bluffs & seperated into two Parties 10 in each & we travled some 10 miles Back & & forth over the Hills & saw no game except Antelope & wolvesNo I felt so unwell ...
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    May 4, 1847
  • Page 45

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    the North side of it we were convinced that it wood be better for us as a company to cross the river ond take the old travled road to Laramee as their was good grass on the way on that side while the Indians were burning it all off on the North side of the river where we were travling but when we took into consideration the situation of the next company & thousands that would follow after & as we were the Pioneers & had not our wives & ...
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    May 5, 1847
  • Page 47

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    May 8, 1847 ~ Saturday 8th A Plesant morning. not so cold & winday as yesterday we did not start untill 10 oclok as our teams wanted rest as they could not get much as the Buffalo had eat all the feed up Br Wm Clayton prepared A mile gage on his hind waggon wheel to know how far we travel. I rode forward to day with the Twelve & others & of all the sights of Buffalo that our eyes beheld was enough to asstonish man ...
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    May 8, 1847 May 9, 1847 May 10, 1847
  • Page 52

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    May 19, 1847 ~ Wednesday 19th we crossed the worse sand Hill Bluff of about one mile that we have crossed on the journey & what made it still worse the rain was pouring down upon us continually we travled about 1/2 mile on the flat & camped untill the rain was over for the time being we started again at 3 oclok but it soon began to rain again hard we travled untill 5 oclok & camped for the night on the bank of the river we ...
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    May 19, 1847 May 20, 1847 May 21, 1847
  • Page 60

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    June 1, 1847 ~ Tuesday June 1st 1847 A fine pleasant morning, I had suffered much from the tooth Ake of late, I went, before starting on the journey to Luke Johnson A dentist & got my tooth part of it dug out is & broke of[f] & left the stump in my Jaw which pained me through the day we travled 6 miles & nooned whare we had but little feed, we travled in the Afternoon [blank] miles & camped on the bank of the platt opposite of ...
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    June 1, 1847 June 2, 1847
  • Page 72

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    through it we spent about half an hour visiting this place then had to back out & ride around it on the south side some of the footman walked over the top of it we camped for the night on the bank of the sweet water About one mile west of the Devils gate the camp having travled during the day 15 1/4 miles And I 30 miles Distance 15 1/4 m 30 miles A guide board was put up at the gate saying it was 175 1/4 miles from the
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    June 22, 1847 June 23, 1847 June 24, 1847
  • Page 75

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    June 27, 1847 ~ Sunday June 27th 1847 Three years ago this day the Prophets Joseph and Hyrum Smith were martered. Though it was Sunday morning we Harnessed up our teams & drove 6 miles to the place whare Brs Pratt & Smith camped in company with Mr Harris who has been A traider & trapper in the rocky mou- ntains & travled through Oregon & Calafornie 25 years we foud him ...
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    June 27, 1847 June 28, 1847
  • Page 76

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    [Basin] for a settlement than Major Harris did. that it was his [page torn] & if this people settled in it He wanted to settle with them, there [page torn] but one thing that could operate against it becoming A great gra[in] [page torn] country & that would be frost. He did not know but the frost would effect the corn. He said there was A spring at the end of the Salt lake that produced both Hot & cold fresh water, & Hot & cold Salt water out of the same Hole ...
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    June 29, 1847 June 30, 1847
  • Page 77

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    [page torn] [The]y were putting in wheat & preparing for us He had come all [the] way with ownly two men to meet with us. the Saints [se]ttelled with & the Mormon Battalion was 400 miles from him [H]e said Br Pratt was doing well. The inhabitants of one whole Island numbering 3000 Had imbraced the faith He told us many inter- esting thigs & we were truly glad to see him distance of the day 8 m July 1, 1847 ~ Thursday JULY 1st We tried this ...
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    July 1, 1847 July 2, 1847 July 3, 1847 July 4, 1847