Platte River, unorganized U.S. territory

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  • Page 18

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

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    the grave of John C Campbell & a child buried to day from Br Snows company of cholera June 28, 1850 ~ Friday 28 Our Teamsters had another blow up this morning 5 or 6 gold diggers who were driving baggage waggons said they would leave their object was to take advantage of our situation & compel us to pay high wages for driving I told them they might quit as quick as they pleased And they would none of them go I turned off Williams ...
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    June 28, 1850 June 29, 1850 June 30, 1850 July 1, 1850 July 2, 1850 July 3, 1850 July 4, 1850 July 5, 1850
  • Page 19

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

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    Mrs Woodruff was also quite unwell, there is some sickness & death in all the camps we have heard from July 6, 1850 ~ Saturday 6th [FIGURE] Mrs Snow Mrs Snow of Cambridgeport was taken sick in the Afternoon with Diarhea took some Medicine called cholera Medicine & immediately grew worse & Died at 3 oolok at nig[ht] we travled 20 miles to day over A bad road on to the platt bott[om] & camped for the night by a slew. ...
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    July 6, 1850 July 7, 1850 July 8, 1850 July 9, 1850 July 10, 1850 July 11, 1850 July 12, 1850 July 13, 1850 July 14, 1850 July 15, 1850
  • Page 20

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

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    July 16, 1850 ~ Tuesday 16th After I got my oxen I drove 15 miles & camped on the Bank of the platt July 17, 1850 ~ Wednesday 17th Travled 25 miles & camped near plum creek July 18, 1850 ~ Thursday 18th Robert C Petty lost a child 6 month old it was buried in the morning July 19, 1850 ~ Friday 19th Travled 20 miles camped on the bank of ...
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    July 16, 1850 July 17, 1850 July 18, 1850 July 19, 1850 July 20, 1850 July 21, 1850 July 22, 1850 July 23, 1850 July 24, 1850 July 25, 1850 July 26, 1850 July 27, 1850 July 28, 1850
  • Page 2

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

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    saw women or children in danger I done what I could to rescue them little can be done at such times ownly for each one to dodge the best he can & save his own life if possible when I found I could do no more for the encampment in general I run forward to see what state my carriage & family waggons & family was in I found my noble horse still a running but on three legs Rhoda was knocked out of the Carriage & Susan was lying flat ...
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    July 31, 1850 August 1, 1850 August 2, 1850 August 3, 1850 August 4, 1850
  • Page 3

    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 4

    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 5

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

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    August 25, 1850 ~ Sunday 25th Travled 18 miles & camped on the La Bonte Brother Stratton camped with us we travled together through the day August 26, 1850 ~ Monday 26 Elder Whipple took some of my loading to carry one sack of coffee from Bess wagon 160 lbs 1 box of paper from Watts waggon 200 lbs we travled over 17 miles of the worst road on the Journey our oxen wearied out & darkness ...
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    August 25, 1850 August 26, 1850 August 27, 1850 August 28, 1850 August 29, 1850 August 30, 1850 August 31, 1850 September 1, 1850 September 2, 1850 September 3, 1850
  • Page 6

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

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    September 4, 1850 ~ Wednesday 4th Travled 8 miles camped on the Platt A. O. Smoot camped near us we drove our oxen cross the river for feed September 5, 1850 ~ Thursday 5th Travled 14 miles camped on the willow springs the creek was full of dead cattle also the road is strewed with Iron of almost evry description tyre, bars, plates, chains, boxes waggon Irons of all kinds we found no grass for our oxen September 6, 1850 ...
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    September 4, 1850 September 5, 1850 September 6, 1850 September 7, 1850 September 8, 1850 September 9, 1850 September 10, 1850 September 11, 1850 September 12, 1850 September 13, 1850 September 14, 1850 September 15, 1850
  • Page 20

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

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    let the Saints of God come together & hear the Elders teach Apply your hearts unto wisdom & get it. If I am full of the spirit of God I shall not get any more than I want It is the duty of all to come here that can come & let the power of Eternity rest upon us and you should not be asleep but wide awake. When I contrast the present with the past situations of the Saints I[t] gives me a great variety of feelings, both good & ...
  • Page 11

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

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    to pick them out a place for a farm. I with several others spent the day hunting & caught nothing but weary limbs & weat feet. we saw 7 or 8 deer. & geese ducks cranes &c but could not get any. As I returned in the evening I understood tha P. P. Pratt had arived in winter quarters from his mission in England & tha President Young O. Pratt & others had gone back to the City to ...
    Dates:
    April 9, 1847 April 10, 1847 April 11, 1847 April 12, 1847 April 13, 1847