Platte River, unorganized U.S. territory

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  • Page 55

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

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    May 26, 1847 ~ Wednesday 26th we travled 6 1/4 miles & nooned in good grass about 2 miles above Chimney rock we travled in the afternoon 6 1/4 miles & camped for the night. The hunters brought in four Antelope we passed much good grass to day. I rode to day with Br Kimball & Benson to look out the road I have during the last two days read Mr Hastings account of Oregon & upper ...
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    May 26, 1847 May 27, 1847
  • Page 56

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

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    May 28, 1847 ~ Friday 28th A cold rainy morning the camp concluded not to start untill it stop raining. so we started at 10 oclok & travled 11 1/2 miles & camped for the night on the bank of the river it was a damp cold day we passed alongside of a clear strem of water with some beaver dams & houses upon it at one place it raised the water about two feet which was lined with fish a good share of which was speckled trout ...
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    May 28, 1847 May 29, 1847
  • Page 59

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

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    sand stone in the edge of the bluffs one large rock resembled the hull of a steemboat loaded with freight so I named it Stone Steem boat bluff. it commenced raining before we camped it was vary cold, distance of the day 8 1/2 m during the evening Br B. Young went out with the Twelve & had Prayes May 30, 1847 ~ Sunday 30th Sunday we set this day apart for Prayer & fasting, in the morning I shaved & washed all over & anointed my ...
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    May 30, 1847 May 31, 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
    Dates:
    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 ...
    Dates:
    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
  • Page 64

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

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    June 9, 1847 ~ Wednesay 9th We started at 5 oclok & drove one mile into better feed & turned out our teams, the brethren traided some for robes mogacines, & skin shirts & pants with the Hunters who camped near us and at about 7 oclock 15 waggons of our party was chosen to go forward to make a boat to ferry the Platt; they went forward we followed them, the traiders started at the same time soon another party of traiders over took [us] who were direct from
    Dates:
    June 9, 1847 June 10, 1847
  • Page 65

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

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    June 11, 1847 ~ Friday 11th we rode 9 miles & camped upon the Platt bottom for nooning, we travled in the afternoon 8 miles & camped upon the bank of the Platt within a short distance of the Mo camp who were trying to ferry over their waggons, they reported our camp to be at the ferry 10 miles or so above us, the hunters brought in 13 antelops. the Mo company had killed 3 buffalo. A young antelope had hid behind a bunch of sage ...
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    June 11, 1847 June 12, 1847
  • Page 66

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

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    I visited the traiders camp they also was drying fine fat Buffalo, one of the bears feet that was killed measured 7 1/2 inches long 5 inch wide 2 1/2 inch thick two toe nails 2 3/4 inch long 3/4 inch wide. Our Hunters brought into camp 8 antilope the camp came up & camped within one mile of the ferry ground in good feed had travled 11 1/4 miles 11 1/4 m June 13, 1847 ~ Sunday 13th Sunday A vary warm day the camp met for ...
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    June 13, 1847
  • Page 67

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

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    to see our flour & meal bags replenished in the midst of the black Hills as it did to have the Children of Israel fed with manna in the wilderness. But the Lord has truly been with us on this journey we have had peace & union in our midst, our horses & cattle have been wonderfully preserved from death & accident on the way & our waggons from breaking down. Great good will grow out of this mission if we are faithful in keeping the commandments of God ...
    Dates:
    June 14, 1847 June 15, 1847 June 16, 1847