Fort Laramie, unorganized U.S. Territory

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  • Page 312

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    said the interpetation was the people were full of evil and speaking evil of them but would not grumble while they were present December 16, 1846 ~ Wednesday 16th I put father Woodruffs ruff on his house and they moved into it December 17, 1846 ~ Thursday 17th I drew hay to day met in council in the evening some of the bishops made a report of there wards, we herd a letter read from Br Holebrook at the Punka ...
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    December 16, 1846 December 17, 1846 December 18, 1846 December 19, 1846
  • Page 283

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

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    with the first division & I would stop & mend up & keep some of the 2nd Division with me this council was heard by the first Division with great surprise they did not feel that they could leave me there was much feelings upon the subject August 5, 1850 ~ Monday 5th The first Division left according to my council though with great reluctance I spent the day at Ash Hollow mending waggons we had good cold spring water in this Hollow which was a great benefit to the ...
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    August 5, 1850 August 6, 1850 August 7, 1850 August 8, 1850 August 9, 1850 August 10, 1850 August 11, 1850 August 12, 1850 August 13, 1850
  • Page 284

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

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    as high up the piller as possible the whole appearance of Chimney Rock would indicate that the Ancient Nephites or some one els had built the mound & erected a great tower upon the top of it and the whole formation of the bluffs in this region of country appears more like the ruins of Ancient cities than of Nature, we had a hard thunderstorm & travled several miles in it we camped 6 miles east of Scotts Bluff August 14, 1850 ~ Wednesday 14
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    August 14, 1850 August 15, 1850 August 16, 1850 August 17, 1850 August 18, 1850 August 19, 1850 August 20, 1850 August 21, 1850 August 22, 1850 August 23, 1850 August 24, 1850
  • 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 on [illegible] 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 ...
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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
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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
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    June 1, 1847 June 2, 1847
  • Page 61

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

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    that Boggs company was quarrelling all the time & most of the company had deserted him. He finally told Boggs & co that let the Mormons be as bad as they would they could not be any wors than he & his men were. He had a number of Soux women & children around him while we were there About 20 of the Sioux men, women & children came with Peltry to the trading House. Provisions of all kinds were vary high & goods at the store flour 25 cts a pound ...
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    June 3, 1847 June 4, 1847
  • Page 62

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

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    A good supply of shugar maple & other timber before we left. Br Clayton erected a guide board on the north side of the river containing the following information which he took from his journals on the distances which was correct as it was obtained from the wheelometer 543 1/4 miles from Winter Quarters 227 1/2 miles from the Junction of the Platt. 142 1/4 miles from Ash Hollow 70 1/4 miles from Chimney Rock and 50 1/2 from ...
    Dates:
    June 5, 1847 June 6, 1847