Fort Laramie, unorganized U.S. Territory

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  • Page 63

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

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    June 7, 1847 ~ Monday 7th The two companies started out before us this morning we travled 7 3/4 miles & nooned on a small creek which scarsly afforded water for our stock & but little grass, while here another Mo company of 13 waggons passed us we were in fair view of Laramie Peak with its top coverd with snow, I found an abundance of sweet thisaly in the bitter creek bottom whare we camped last night much of the ...
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    June 7, 1847 June 8, 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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    [page covered] [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 & ...
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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 [page torn] [the] way with ownly two men to meet with us. the Saints were [page torn] [se]ttelled with & the Mormon Battalion was 400 miles from him [page torn] [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 ...
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    July 1, 1847 July 2, 1847 July 3, 1847 July 4, 1847
  • Page 108

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

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    they had, but they had got every them all back but 5 He gave us some encouragement of sending an interpeter with us to get our horses. we crossed the Platt & pitched our camp about 3 miles from the fort during the evening President Young called the camp together and addressed them at some length. Appointed 10 men to go & visit the Ind- ians to get the stolen horses & about 40 men to follow after to assist in case of ...
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    September 25, 1847 September 26, 1847 September 27, 1847 September 28, 1847 September 29, 1847 September 30, 1847
  • Page 110

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

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    October 4, 1847 ~ Monday 4th Travled 8 miles & nooned the Frenchman had killed 4 fat cows a part was divided in camp. 4 Sioux came to us, we travled 8 miles & camped for the night we have seen immensed herds of buffalo through the day near us distance of the day 16 m October 5, 1847 ~ Tuesday 5th This morning at day light a company of 10 men was dispatched on foot to overtake the ox teams & stop them untill we should come up ...
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    October 4, 1847 October 5, 1847 October 6, 1847 October 7, 1847 October 8, 1847 October 9, 1847
  • Page 315

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    June 26 six ^thousand^ troops on the way but it was reported that they had word to stop untill they heard from the peace commissioners sent to Utah. he said when we left England we expected to be taken prisioners when we reached the states but the way was open before them from day to day when they passed forts Carney & Laremie they were overshadowed by a cloud & dark mist so they passed unseen we passed ...
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    June 23, 1858 June 24, 1858