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Transcript for Bliss, Orley Dewight, Reminiscences and diary, 1864 May-1865 Jan., [2-26]

May the first 1864 hunted cattle all day found them

2 we left the City and traveled 5 miles and camped at what is called Stony point

3 traveled 11 and camped ½ mile above Mescand

4 traveled 10 miles to park station and nooned made 8 miles farther camped on Silver creek it rained

5 it was showery all day we traveled 11 miles and camped at bro Eldridges for the night

6 traveled 7 miles and nooned in Echo Kanyon it rained this afternoon we passed Capt Hydeg train and traveled 3 miles and camped at the Beaver Dams

7 traveled 6 ½ miles and nooned just above middle station in Echo this afternoon we traveled 1½ mile and turned out on the account of rain it cleared up and we hitched up and went 2 miles farther and camped for the night

8 traveled 10 miles to Cache Cave and nooned in the afternoon went 7 miles and camped at Needle Rock

9 traveled 8½ miles crossing Bear River and nooned on Sulphur Creek here we heard from Capt. Warren who was ahead of us he said that his company was organized and for us Dixie teams to fall in where ever they could as he should not wait for them as he agreed to accordingly we fell into Capt Hydes train afternoon traveled 2 miles it rained all the time the roads all very muddy camped on Spring Creek it snowed a little

10 traveled 15 miles and nooned on the Muddy went 1½ mile farther and camped for the night on the Muddy it rained snowed and blowed to day

11 traveled 6½ miles to Cottonwood Springs and 7½ miles farther and nooned on the Muddy in the afternoon went 9 miles and camped on the muddy.

12Th traveled 3 miles and came to the muddy went 4 miles more came to the crossing of the muddy 4 miles more and nooned on Blacks Fork afternoon traveled 6 miles and camped on Hams Fork it rained snowed and sleeted to day

F 13 traveled 12 miles and came to a grave of a woman that had been buried the year before from one of the companies of saints the grave had been opened and the body taken away we eat a bite here and then traveled 8 miles and came to the crossing of Green River and camped for the night

S14 traveled 10 miles in the afternoon to the big bend of the big Sandy and camped I went out a hunting and killed an antelope

A15 traveled 10 miles and camped in corral hollow on Big Sand I sent a hunting did not kill any thing for the antelope was so very wild

M16 traveled 9¾ miles come to the crossing of the Big Sandy went ¾ of a mile and nooned in the afternoon traveled 7¼ miles to the Little Sandy and camped it rained a little this afternoon

T17 traveled 13 miles and came to Dry Sandy and nooned in afternoon traveled 8 miles and came to Pacific Creek and camped I went a hunting did kill anything

W18 traveled 12 miles and camped on Sweet Water 2 miles above the upper crossing it hailed and blowed very hard Capt Canfield passed us here we had a game of ball this afternoon

Th19 traveled 9 miles and nooned while we was here the boys had big sport a shooting at ducks in the afternoon we traveled 8 miles and camped on the Rocky Bridge I went a hunting killed an antelope I sold the saddle to some emigrants I very tired when I got to camp it was 11 oclock at night

F20 traveled 9 miles and nooned on Sage Creek I went a hunting killed an antelope when I got to camp it raised a big excitement and every body was a going a hunting I fell in with the crowd and went out but I did not kill any thing.

S21 traveled 7 miles and nooned at the Ice Springs while nooning W. Walker overtook us he said the St. George teams was only 4 miles behind in the afternoon we traveled 6 miles to Sweet Water and watered the cattle traveled 12½ miles farther to the Three crossings of Sweet water we met two freight trains to day it rained a little this afternoon

A22 traveled nearly to split rock 8½ and nooned we met two freight trains for Salt Lake City and we met some emigrants we have met in all about 29 wagons in the afternoon traveled 9 miles and camped on Sweet water I went a hunting shot and wounded an antelope just at dusk but did not get it that night it was about to rain and I was in a hurry to get in before it did I was running down hill my foot caught in a bush and threw me down the hill about 10 feet skimming three of my fingers very bad

M23 this morning I went out and got the antelope that I shot last evening I lost my bullet pouch went clear back to where I shot the antelope found it in the wagon after all in the afternoon traveled 5 miles to the crossing of sweet water traveled 1 mile came to Independence Rock 1 mile farther came to the Soldier Station 5 miles farther taking the right hand road we camped on Great Wood Creek Captain Canfields train and ours together all well

T24 layed by to day I went a hunting on horse back could not get a shot watched the boys shoot at antelope they shot about thirty times killed but one while I was writing I heard the boys shout here come Mathew with an antelope but it turned out to be a hare Langio gets very excited when he sees him go out as he is very apt to get lost

W25 traveled 5 miles and crossed great wood creek 6 miles farther and nooned on Goose Creek in the afternoon traveled 5 miles and camped at the Willow Springs I went out a hunting and killed an antelope

Th26 traveled 5 miles to the alkali Springs 10 miles farther to and camped on the head of the Platte I went a hunting did not kill anything it rained a little met H. C. Penders b[r]other agoing to the gold mines I sold antelope to the amount of 25

F27 traveled 10 miles came to the Platte Bridge and nooned afternoon crossed the river at the old mormon bridge traveled 6 miles and camped we met about 4 or 500 Cheyennes agoing on a hunting expedition we took in an emigrant who had started for the mines but backed out on the account of the Indians

S28 traveled 12 miles and nooned on the Platte in the afternoon traveled 19 miles and camped on Platte

A29 traveled 1½ miles came to Deer Creek 9 miles more and nooned on Box Elder Creek in the afternoon traveled 4 miles came to Creek 5 miles farther and camped on the Saparelle met some emigrants

M30 traveled 12 miles and nooned on the Little Labonte in the afternoon traveled 2 miles and crossed the creek just after crossing the creek we had the hardest shower I ever saw traveled 2 miles farther and camped on the big Labonte

T31 traveled 13 miles and nooned on a dry creek I went a hunting saw the first white tailed deer that I ever saw did not kill anything it rained this afternoon traveled 4 miles and made a dry camp

W1 of June traveled 6 miles and nooned on horse shoe creek afternoon traveled 6 miles and camped on the Platte I went a hunting did not see a thing it rained all day

Th2 traveled 8 miles came to the bitter cotton wood traveled 12 miles farther and camped on the Platte

F3 traveled 11 miles and came to Fort Larimie and crossed the Larimie Fork 3 miles farther and watered the cattle then traveled 8 miles farther and camped on the Platte

S4 traveled 9 miles and nooned on the Platte in the afternoon traveled 8 miles and camped on the Platte it rained a little

A5 layed by this forenoon this afternoon traveled 15 miles and camped on a slough last night I came very near being bitten by a Rattlesnake

M6 traveled 12 miles passing Scotts Bluffs and nooned on the Platte afternoon traveled 8 miles and camped on the platte

T7 traveled 4 miles to opposite Chimney Rock 6 miles farther and nooned on platte in the afternoon 9 miles travel brought us to a camp on Lawrence Fork I went a hunting did not kill anything got to camp after dark came by court house rock

W8 traveled 8 miles and nooned at the Muddy Springs afternoon 13 miles travel to an old dry well on the prairie and camped I went a hunting and killed an antelope

Th9 traveled 13 miles and nooned on Pole Creek this afternoon traveled 9 miles and camped on pole creek Sangio and I went a hunting did not kill anything we had some fun though we caught a fawn about three days old run into a nest of it so happened friendly Indians but we was frightened at first Sangio came very near being bit by a rattlesnake

F10 traveled 9 miles and nooned on pole creek afternoon traveled 9 miles and camped on pole creek

S11 traveled 4 miles came to the South fork of the platte layed by the rest of the day it is very windy and rainy to day

A12 the wind blowed very hard all day ferried the wagons across this evening there was three mules drowned to day river is rising

M13 the river is still rising had to move our wagons on account of the rising water we could not get our cattle across for high water

T14 cannot het our cattle across yet

W15 layed by to day

Th16 got the cattle across without accident bro et Stratton and myself had walk about two miles without anything but a coat on right through a vast lot of wagons meeting men women and children traveled 4 miles this evening and camped on the Platte

F17 traveled 5 miles and nooned on the Platte afternoon traveled 15 miles and camped on the Platte

S18 traveled 10 miles and nooned on the Platte passed lone tree station afternoon traveled 12 miles and comped on the Platt

A19 traveled 11 miles and nooned I went a hunting did not kill anything afternoon traveled 14 miles and camped on the Platte

M20 traveled 11 miles and nooned in the afternoon traveled 14 miles and camped on the Platte just below the junction of the rivers.

T21 traveled 12 miles and nooned I went a hunting on horse back saw a coon did not kill anything got very thirsty afternoon traveled 13 miles and camped on Platte

W22 traveled 12½ miles and nooned in the afternoon traveled 12½ miles and camped on the Platte

Th23 traveled 10 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 15 miles and camped on the platte passed plum creek.

F24 traveled 16 miles and nooned in the afternoon traveled 16 miles and camped on the platte four miles below Fort Kearney

S25 traveled 10 miles and nooned on the platte in the afternoon traveled 12 miles and camped at a spring

A26 traveled 13 miles and nooned I left two oxen here to recruit afternoon traveled 10 miles and made a dry camp having left the Platte

M27 traveled 7 miles to a old station and nooned no water afternoon traveled 7 miles and came to Beaver creek 6 miles farther and camped on Beaver creek

T28 traveled 10 miles and nooned on beaver creek afternoon traveled 15 miles and camped on the Big Blue it rained very hard last night

W29 traveled 17 miles and made a dry nooning afternoon traveled 9 miles and camped on the big blue mosquitoes very thick to day.

Th30 traveled 13 miles and nooned on a Sloug afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped on Salt Creek it rained very hard as we drove into camp

F1 of July traveled 13 miles and nooned on Spring Creek afternoon traveled 13 miles and camped on Nimeha Creek

S2 traveled 14 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 4 miles came to Wyoming it consists of about 12 houses

A3 layed by our pilgrims arrived this evening

M4 moved into town it rained this afternoon

T5 layed around camp it rained all of last night

W6 I went to Nebraska City

Th7 staid at camp

F8 went to Nebraska City it was very hot

S9 at camp sparking is extensive this evening

A10 in camp a child died last night and a little boy strayed away

M11 at camp

T12 at camp the lost child found last evening

W13 at camp

Th14 at camp went to a panoramic exhibition this eve

F15 at camp was taken sick this evening

S16 moved camp a little still sick

A17 at camp

M18 herded cattle this forenoon it rained this evening

T19 at camp it rained this afternoon the boys and girls are heavy on the spark this evening

W20 at camp bro Bywater gave the boys and girls fits for playing together and wished them to stop it it looks as though they would over the left

Th21 we started for home traveled 1½ miles camped on a hill

F22 layed by this forenoon afternoon traveled 2½ miles and camped on a small creek

S23 traveled 3½ miles and camped on a small creek an ox drowned in attempting to water the cattle yoked

A24 traveled 17 miles and camped on a creek it was very dry and warm lots of the pilgrims gave out

M25 traveled 6 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 9 miles and camped on Salt Creek

T26 traveled 10 miles layed by this afternoon

W27 traveled 7 miles and nooned in the afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped

Th28 traveled 7½ and camped layed by this afternoon

F29 traveled 7 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped

S30 traveled 7½ miles and nooned no water for the cattle afternoon traveled 10½ miles and camped on clear creek

A31 traveled 10 miles and nooned on Platte afternoon traveled 6 miles and camped on platte mosquitos thick

M1 of August traveled 8½ miles and nooned afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped on the platte

T2 layed by this forenoon afternoon traveled 10 miles and camped on the platte

W3 traveled 11 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped on the platte I went a hunting did not see anything

Th4 traveled 9 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 11 miles and camped on the platte a child died this evening

F5 traveled 13 miles and afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped on the platte

S6 traveled 8 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 9 miles and camped on the platte

A7 traveled 9½ miles passing Karney 1½ miles and nooned afternoon traveled 7½ miles and camped on the platte

M8 traveled 9 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 5 miles and came to a ranch that had just been attacked by Indians they killed one man he layed on the ground they sat the place on fire we went 2 miles farther and camped on the platte at dusk about 100 soldiers passed us on their way to plum creek

T9 traveled 6½ miles came to the place where the indians attacked a train of 11 wagons they killed eleven men a burned the wagons the wagons was still burning the soldiers had just buried the men all in one grave the indians took off a woman belonging to the train traveled 1½ miles farther and nooned at plum creek afternoon traveled 9 miles and camped on the platte

W10 traveled 6 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 10 miles and camped on the platte

Th11 traveled 7 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 11 miles and camped on the platte

F12 traveled 7 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 3 miles came to Fort Cottonwood 8 miles farther and camped on the platte mosquitos very thick

S13 traveled 7 miles and camped on the platte it rained layed by this afternoon

A14 traveled 12 miles and nooned on a slough afternoon traveled 4 miles and camped at Offallans bluffs it rained this evening

M15 traveled 8 miles and nooned while passing a lot of friendly indians one drunken indian on horse back after cutting some didoes drew his gun and snapped it at an old man the indians then took him away afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped on the platte

T16 traveled 10 miles and camped on the platte layed by this afternoon the indians robbed and burned a ranch three miles below our camp in plain sight this afternoon a dance in camp to night

W17 traveled 9 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 6 miles and camped on the platte it rained a little a dance in camp this eve

Th18 traveled 7½ miles and nooned afternoon traveled10½ miles and camped on the platte

F19 traveled 12 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 5 miles and camped at Julesburg

S20 crossed the river and traveled 4 miles and nooned on Pole Creek afternoon traveled 3 miles and camped on pole creek Sister Jones died to day a dance in camp this eve

A21 traveled 11 miles and camped on pole creek I went a hunting killed an antelope was very tired when I got to camp

M22 traveled 10 miles and nooned I went a hunting killed an antelope afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped on pole creek it rained this eve

T23 we had an stampede this morning of about thirty wagons no person was hurt two oxen had their legs broke two more had their horns broken off two wagon tongues and one axle broken layed by to day. repairing damaged I went a hunting did not kill anything

W24 traveled 9½ miles and nooned on the p[r]airie without water afternoon traveled 16½ miles and camped at the muddy springs

Th25 traveled 8 miles came to Lawrence Fork and camped I went a hunting got lame and came to camp a dance in camp this evening

F26 traveled 10 miles and nooned on the North Platte in the afternoon traveled 10 miles and camped on the north platte two above Chimney Rock

S27 traveled 11½ miles and nooned afternoon traveled 7½ miles and camped at Scotts Bluffs dry camp

A28 started before breakfast traveled 8½ miles and nooned traveled 10 miles and camped on the platte

M29 traveled 9 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 7½ miles and camped on the platte

T30 traveled 8½ miles and nooned afternoon traveled 8 miles and camped on the platte

W31 traveled 7½ miles came to Fort Larimie traveled 8 miles farther and camped on the platte some of the pilgrims provisions gave out three days ago

Th1 of September traveled 8 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 8 miles and camped at bitter cottonwood had a shower this afternoon

F2 traveled 3 miles to cottonwood spring 5 miles farther and nooned on the platte afternoon traveled 5 miles and camped on horse shoe creek I went a hunting did not kill any thing.

S3 traveled 8 miles and camped on the platte layed by this afternoon I went a hunting did not see anything a dance in camp this eve

A4 traveled 9 miles and camped at the crossing of the river three oxen dead this morning another died after we started this is eight head that has died since leaving Larimie afternoon crossed the river and traveled 8 miles and camped on platte it rained

M5 two oxen dead this morning traveled 10 miles and nooned I went a hunting killed a bear afternoon traveled 2 ½ miles and crossed the river 7 miles farther and camped on platte a child [Jemima Chappell] of bro and sister Chapels died and was buried this evening three oxen died this afternoon

T6 traveled 10 miles and nooned on box elder creek two oxen died afternoon traveled 5½ miles and camped on platte

W7 traveled 4½ miles came to Deer Creek 5½ miles farther and nooned on platte afternoon traveled 4½ miles and camped on a creek two oxen died this afternoon

Th8 traveled 8½ miles and camped on the platte layed by this afternoon on account of heavy head wind two oxen dead this morning

F9 traveled 2½ miles came to the lower bridge 6½ miles farther to the upper bridge and crossed the river three oxen dead this morning bro Chapel died and was buried afternoon traveled 6 miles and camped on the platte

S10 traveled 4 miles and nooned on the head of the platte I went a hunting did not see any game saw a man while a hunting but did not make his acquaintance afternoon traveled 8¼ miles made a dry camp a child of bro and Sister died this after noon 5 oxen dead this morning

A11 traveled 13 miles and camped on horse creek layed by this afternoon Bro Bywater died this morning I went a hunting killed an antelope two oxen dead this morning

M12 traveled 7 miles and crossed Grease Wood Creek 1 mile farther and nooned afternoon traveled 7 miles and nooned on Sweet Water a woman died this afternoon an ox dead this morning I went a hunting killed an antelope

T13 traveled 3 miles came to Independence Rock 1 miles farther and crossed Sweet water 3 miles farther and nooned 1 miles travel brought us the Devils Gate 7 miles farther and camped on Sweet Water.

W14 traveled 14 and camped layed by this afternoon I went a hunting did not kill anything

Th15 Sister Chapel died this morning two oxen dead traveled 14 miles and nooned afternoon traveled 4 miles crossing the three crossings and camped on sweet water I went a hunting killed an antelope Sister Chapel was buried this evening

F16 traveled 5 miles and nooned on sweet water sister [Mary Allen] Lord died and was buried here I went a hunting killed an antelope afternoon traveled 12 miles and camped at the Warm springs Sister Hutchinson and Bro Buckley died here they was both buried in one grave I went a hunting this afternoon killed nothing

S17 traveled 6 miles and nooned on sweet water four oxen dead I went a hunting afternoon traveled 10 miles and camped on sweet water I went a hunting Sister Mills died and was buried this evening

A18 traveled 15 miles and camped on the north fork of sweet water I went a hunting saw some men digging for gold bro Allen died a child of sister Hutchinsons [George Hutchison] and a child of bro Chapels [Angelina Chappell] died the three was buried this evening in one grave

M19 traveled 14 miles and nooned on sweet water Sister Holt died very sudden afternoon traveled 5 miles and camped at Pacific Springs bro Timins daughter died this evening the two dead were buried here

T20 traveled 5 miles and nooned on pacific creek I went a hunting killed an antelope afternoon traveled 7½ miles and camped on dry sandy

W21 Sister Wilsons child died and was buried this morning traveled 13 miles and nooned on Little Sandy I went a hunting did not kill anything afternoon traveled 8 miles and camped on big sandy

Th22 traveled 9 miles and nooned on big Sandy afternoon traveled 2 miles and crossed corrall hollow 9 miles farther and camped at the big bend of the Sandy it was very cold and windy to day bro Mills died this morning and was buried at noon

F23 a child of bro Chapels [Emily Ann Chappell] died this morning traveled 10 miles and crossed Green River and camped I went out a hunting an ox died to day

S24 Traveled 9 miles and nooned on the bench a daughter [Elizabeth Wilson] of bro Wilsons died this afternoon traveled 12 mi and camped on Hams Fork late in the evening

A25 Traveled 8 miles and camped on Blacks Fork it is windy

M26 Traveled 4 miles and crossed the muddy 6 miles farther and nooned on the muddy dry afternoon traveled 6 miles came to the muddy found a little water here the train went on while four of us stopped and watered our oxen after that traveled 6 miles and camped dry

T27 Traveled 11 miles to cottonwood springs 6 ½ miles farther and nooned on the muddy afternoon traveled 5 miles and camped at Sulphur springs an ox died this morning

W28 Sister Holliton died this morning traveled 7 miles to quaking asp ridge 9 miles farther and camped on Bear river an ox died to day

Th29 Sister Holliton was buried this morning and bro Carlin died here traveled 10 miles and nooned on yellow creek bro Carlin was buried here afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped at Cache Cave

F30 Traveled 14 miles and nooned just below the middle station in Echo afternoon traveled 9 miles and camped in echo a little girls of bro Wilsons died here

S1 of October traveled 6½ miles and nooned at Chalk Creek Sarah Wilson died this morning was buried at Chalk creek afternoon traveled 7 miles and camped at daniels station

A2 Traveled 3 miles up silver creek four of us stopped and nooned the train nooned at the head of the kanyon afternoon traveled 12 miles and camped on 5 mile creek

M3 Traveled 18 miles and camped at the mouth of Parleys Kanyon

T4 went to the city and unloaded drove out to the church pasture and camped

W5 went to the city this afternoon

Th6 went to Centerville to see my aunt

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