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John A. Hunt Company

About 300 individuals and 56 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Iowa City, Iowa. Dan Jones, who was returning from a mission to Wales, was initially the captain but only for about two weeks.  He then left the company and moved on ahead at the request of Brigham Young who wanted him to help translating the Book of Mormon into Welsh.  John Hunt led the company the rest of the way to Utah.

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