James Allen, Missouri
Excerpt:of complying with the request made & of assisting the Twelve & those associated with them to go to the Mountains & lift up the standard of Zion I then called for volunteers & about 60 followed me out in the line we appointed the next evening to meet again June 23, 1846 ~ Tuesday 23rd I Had my tire cut & shot of my waggons to day I met with the saints according to appointment A letter was written to report to the president what we had done in raising the mounted menDates:June 23, 1846 June 24, 1846 June 25, 1846 June 26, 1846
Excerpt:this was the first Mormon camp ever spent A night on Big Pegion. I was much troubled through the day with severe pain in my left side I suffered much through the night with it distance of the day 15 July 18, 1846 ~ Saturday 18th My left side was exeeding lame this morning But Col Little rubed it thoroughly with red pepper, lumborum, whiskey &c And it was much better. I arose took breakfast And examined big Pigion And ...Dates:July 18, 1846 July 19, 1846
Excerpt:not be well to thank the President or Coll by letter for the interest they have manifested in our behalf in this thing though I do not wish to counsel in these matters as wisdom will dictate you in all things. I calculate to start on my journey on Monday the rain has hindered me some Yours respectfully W Woodruff P.S. The Letter sent by Capt Allen will be backed to Wm Clayton "Clerk of the Camp" and addressed "to the Council of the Church ...