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Transcript for Heber C. Kimball journals, 1848 June-July and 1848 July-September, in Heber C. Kimball papers, 1837-1866

We left Winter Quarters on Sunday the 4th of June in company with Mary Smith the Widow of the Late Hyrum Smith, the Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter [day] Saints who was Shot in Carthage Jail Hancock County State of Illinois on the 27th of June 1844 also Joseph Fielding the Brother of Sister Smith[.] Brother Joel Terry was in our company going to the Valley as a Teamster with Sister Smith she in return Furnishing him waggons and Team to Move next spring of 1849 [.] our Teams was weak and it was with Much dificulty that we could start on acount of drivers[.] we were obliged to have Sister Mary [Fielding] Smith drive a yoke of Cattle that was hitched to her carrage[.] for lack of help Jerushia [Jerusha] Smith the Daughter of Mary and Hyrum Smith was compeled to drive a team also. I had a cow tied to the Back of the waggon leading her along so I started the team[.] after our second stop she run round the waggon wheel and threw her self and the wheel of the waggon with 20 hundred of provisions &c went over the root of her horne[.] I got her out[.] she shook her head and walked off[.] here we could see the hand of our heavenly Father interpose for her Safety[.] we moved on slowly having to stop our Teams ocasionly to drive the teams that Sister Smith and Sister Fielding and the children were driving down the hills, &c[.] Anna Fielding the wife of Joseph Fielding was driving a yoke of Cattle with a horse before them coming down a hill[.] she turned a little out of the road and the oxen pulled the forewheel of the waggon over her fastlock joint[.] here we se[e]n the hand of a over ruling providence interpose[.] Brothr fielding Succeeded in getting her up with aperant little injury[.] we then proceed [on] our way to [till] we come to the foot of a Steep hill about one mile and a half From Winter Quarters[.] when some of the Teams was up the hill the Team that John Smith was driving turned of[f] to the one side of the bottom of the hill and broke of[f] the waggon tung [tongue.] we then were compelled to Camp for the night and get in a new waggon tung about too [two] miles from Winter Quarters

Monday Morning June the 5th we started from our Camp place[.] all in good health only a little Fataiged yoking a wild stear [and] standing gard the previous night &c[.] nothing perticular hapened to day[.] in a few miles we got in to company with a company of Brethern from the State of Missippa [Mississippi] but o[w]ing to the weakness of our teams we could not Keep up with them[.] the[y] went and Camped on the west Side of a Smale[small] Stream Called the (Papio) [Papillon.] our road was along a butiful side of prerie spangled with Butiful wild flowers on both sides of the road[.] about one hour from Sun down we got to the (Papio) Brige[.] our Teams was very thirsty as the[y] had no water from the previous evening[.] the Banks of the (Papio) was very steep and we had to watter our cattle with Buckets &c[.] to day my wife Sarah had a slight chill and considerable favour [fever.] Sister Mary Smith was much Fataigued watching and helping to watter the teams[.] after Sun down we got all our wagons formed in a Carel [corral] that the Missippa [Mississippi] Brethern had formed on The west Bank of the (Papio)[.] after letting our oxen feed for 1 hour we drove them in to the carel and set a gard round them as there was a company of Indians se[e]n that evening about 2 miles of[f]

Tuesday June the 6th this Morning I feel Fatiaged as I was on gard the after part of the night[.] we turnd our cattle out to feed about day light and watched them Least the Indians should take any away or Kill any[.] we drove them up about 7 oclock and yoked them up[.] the Brethern from Missisppa [Mississippi] Started a hour a head of us as we had counsel to get over the (Horn) River as soon possable as Brother Heber Kimball was waiting there with his company of about 2 hundred wagons for the company from Missipippa and the company that was with Sister Hyrum Smith[.] Just as we were leaving our Camping place going up a steep hill of the Papio Bottom the Team that Brother Joel Terry was driving run round and Broke the forward axel of one of the waggons he was driving[.] we then stopped the teams and turned them out to feed ti[ll] we got a axel put in about one oclock[.] Brother C[ornelius.] [Peter] Lott and family come in sight[.] he drove up his teams and gave Sister Mary Smith 2 yoke of cattle that Brother [Howard] Egan had procured for her by the command of Brother Heber C Kimball[.] we Then Seen a man come from the camp[.] it was Doctor Jessy Bracley who informed us that he had seen some Indians and was pursued by some of them[.] he told us that one of them Leaveld a rifle at him[.] he in return Laveld a ambarel [umbrella] at the indian[.] the Indian Seeing this went of[f] to a strip of timber near the Horn River[.] we then hitched up our teams about 1 oclock and prosecuted [proceeded] our way in company with Brother Lott and family[.] when we got within 3 miles of the Horn river we seen sever[al] men coming at a distance[.] when the[y] come up to us we ascertained them to be Brethern[.] Some of them Belonging to the Missispippa [Mississippi] Camp that Started before us from our camping place on the (Papio) [Papillon.] the[y] were alarmed about us Least the Indians had atecked our waggon and hindered us[.] the[y] started with their Rifels and about 6 or 8 of the Brethern to gard to the Main camp[.] when the[y] come up the[y] informed us that the Omaha Indians had Killd a ox for Brother John Pack and that the 6 Brethern pursued them and that the[y] had shot Brother <Howard> Egan in the [w]rist and 2 other Brethern very serious[.] Thomas Ricks got several Bal[l]s in his Body[.] The[y] also shot some of Brother Kimbal[l]s horses[.] the Brethern accompanied us up to the horn river and Crossed our Waggons over[.] we then Met Brother Heber C Kimball who was glad to see us[.] We got all our waggons over the Horn about ’5 and proseeded to the Big Camp about 2 miles West of the horn[.] we camped near Brother Kimbals waggons for the night

Wednesday June 7 we are all well this morning exept my wife Sarah[.] she feels rather weak[.] we turned our cattle out to feed at sunrise herded By a strong gard[.] about half past 7 oclock the Cattle was Broght up and we Started about 9 oclock[.] this is a fine cool day for Traveling[.] we all feel well[.] we camped tonight about 5 oclock and formed a corele [corral] on a large slugh [slew] near the Liberty pole on the Platt[e] river this evening was Cool with some considerable rain through the night

Wednesday Thursday June 8, 1848[.] we all feel damp this morning[.] some of the Brethern that was on gard last night got verry wet[.] we fed our teams as usual this Morning and started from our camp ground about 9 oclock[.] today we passed Brother [John S.] Higbees compa[n]y who put in on the north side of the road and we traveled double file today[.] this day was verry cool with some slight rain from the NE[.] we camped to day about 4 oclock on the Bank of the Platt[e] river[.] plenty of wood &c

Thursday Friday June 9th all is well this morning[.] the cattle look fit and well and the Brethern & Sisters feel good[.] the camp starts of[f] this monring about 8 oclock[.] this a fine day for Traveling[.] William and John is delighted with the wild prerie flowers that I gather for them[.] we came to shell creek this evening about 4 oclock[.] we Calculated to have camped here for the night But the feed was tramped down and eat up as Brother Brigham Youngs camp had been here the night before[.] we had to go about 2 Miles farther[.] we camped for the night[.] wood and watter on handy[.] this Evening the Camp was called togather By Brother Henery Heryman [Henry Harriman] and Brother [Titus] Billings acording to the wish of Brother Heber C Kimball[.] the Brethern prosceded to apoint Captains [.] Henry Heryman was apointed Captain of the First Hundred & John Ricks [John Pack] Captain of the Second 50[.] Brother C[aleb]. Baldwin & Wm. Burtan [Burton] Cap of the 2[nd] 10[.] C P Lott Cap of the 3[rd] 10[.] [William] McCallin Cap 4[.] Wm. McCallin was Chosen Cap of the Gard[.] There was some good advise given By Brother Heryman [Harriman,] [Titus] Billings & [John] Pack about order Brotherly Love Patiance &c[.] the Meeting was good[.] all business [was] Transacted with a unanimous vote[.] the Best of feelings Prevailed[.] This was a fine cool evening with a heavy dew[.] I am apointed to stand gard the after Part of the Night

Sat June 10 This is a verry warm Morning[.] the Cattle was turned out to feed at half past 3 oclock[.] I feel rather sleepy this Morning Being on gard the after Part of the Night[.] The Camp is all in good health & spirits[.] This morning we started at 8 oclock this Morning[.] our road today was over the Platt[e] Bottom[.] this day was verry warm[.] quite a number of the Cattle had out their Tongues today[.] we camped this evening on the Bank of the Platt[e] River at 5 oclock[.] our Cattle was prety fatagued and Thirsty this evening

Sunday June 11th this is a fine cool Morning with a Brisk Breize from the South[.] our Cattle was turned out the Crel [corral] at 4 oclock this Morning[.] The Brethern are generaly in good health[.] at 11 Oclock the Bell went round to warn the Camp that there would be a meeting on the Bank of the River about the Midle of the Camp. there was much good instruction given at meeting Today By Brother Heryman[,] Billings & Kimball Conserning patience[,] Keeping the Sabath[,] Being Kind to cattle[,] Swaring[,] praying & order[.] at 4 oclock in the Evening the Camp again Convened, the Metting was opend by singing & Prayer by Joseph Fielding[.] Brothe[r] John Pack spoke at Leng[t]h upon Patience and Keeping the Commandments of God &c[.] Brother Joseph Fielding followd and spoke of the Blessing of being [...eveleded] to help Build up the Kingdom of God &c after Which Brother Kimball adressed the Meeting on general Principle[.] the Meeting was Closed by Brother Billings and the people was dismist by the Blessing of God By Brother Kimball

Monday June 12, 1848[.] This is a fine Morning with a good breize from the south[.] the camp started this Morning at 8 oclock in single file[.] all is well in the Camp this Morning [-] waggons that was in Brother Hebers 50 has got [--] and has got the Privilege to Join Brother Heber Kimballs 50[.] that was the only dissatisfaction that has been in the camp[.] we camped this Evening on the Banks of the Platt[e] River at 8 oclock after Driving 18 Miles

Tuesday June 13 – 1848 This is a Butiful Morning[.] the Camp Started this Morning at 9 oclock[.] this is a fine day for Traveling with a Moderate Wind from the West[.] all things apears to go on well[.] we started in Single file this Morning[.] we Camped this Evening on Beaver Creek west Bank)[.] all is well[.] this Evening we feel some tiard [tired] and wet having to ford the Creek[.] Beaver Creek is about 12 yards wide and 2 feet & a half deep at the Ford[.] the camp did not all get to gather till sunset[.] all Coreled togather

Wednisday June 14 This is a fine cool Morning[.] the wind is high this Morning. the camp started at Half past 8 oclock this Morning in double file[.] Brother Billings 50 took the Lead on the North road[.] Brother Packs 50 on the South road[.] the South west wind being high it was verry dusty on the road[.] [illegible] we past the old Pawnee Village today about 2 oclock it is nearly all Burnd up[.] I went in to one house made round with poles Willows & [-ads] and it apeard Large anough to hold from 6 to 8 Hundred people[.] when crossing a little Creek 2 Miles East of the village Brother [Peter Wilson] Conovers waggon slip of[f] the side of the Bridge and Broke the hind axeltree[.] coming down to seder [Cedar] Creek one of Brother McCauns [Francis McKown’s] Waggons tipt over[.] no harm done only the Bows Broke[.] we Forded Seder [Cedar.] it is about 25 yards Wide and 2 feet and a half deep at the ford[.] we camped on the we[st] side of Seder [Cedar] for the Night[.] all the Company did not get Cross Seder [Cedar] to after Sundown

Thursday June 15 This is a fine Morning with a good Breize [breeze] from the West[.] the camp started this Morning at 9 oclock Brother Billings taking the Lead[.] we went this Morning in single file[.] Brother H Kimball with some 20 waggons stopd behind the rest of the Company to hunt a cow[.] the road was some Broken to day with considerable pitches[.] coming down a little pitch Brother John [Jehu] Cox Daughter Lucretia fell of[f] the waggon tongue and was run over the Body By the forewheel & over the Neck by the Hind wheel she passt 1 or 2 be and expierd[.] we campt for the Night By the old pawnee village[.] before the Camp all got their cattle turn’d out a vialent storm come from the South West[.] it raind and haild hard for half a hour[.] it then slackd[.] we turned out to gather up the Cattle[.] we found one Large Ox in a cash or Large hole Made by the pawnees to store away their corn &c[.] we dug him out and gathered up all the cattle[.] I am now wet and sleepy as I was on Gard the Last night[.] this evening some of our waggons are close by the old Indian graves[.] it raind all night Moderately the night was cool[.] all the gard got wet[.] NB [Lucretia] Cox was 6 years old[.] This Evening Brother George Grant Come to our camp from Brother Brighams Camp[.] the[y] were all well and would stop to we come up to the ford at the Loop [Loup] fork the[y] had teams Waiting to help us across the Loop fork and we would spend the Sabath to gather

Friday June 16th 1848[.] This was a wet morning[.] the camp started at Ten oclock[.] when the first waggons got of[f] half a mile from the Camp grou[n]d it Blew up a storm of heavy Rain and wind[.] it lasted about 1 hour then the camp Moved on again[.] when we went about 5 Miles it comenced raining again with a great deal of Thunder & Lightning[.] the wind was in the South[.] we camped in the Evening on the North Bank of the Loop [Loup] fork[.] the cattle was all Careld [coralled] as usual and the gards appointed for the night[.] this Evening Brother Jonathan Packer Come over from brighams Camp[.] his family was all well[.] he informd us that Brother John Heeps Daughter Maria had died today[.] the rest of the Camp all well

Saturday June 17 This was a Butiful Morning[.] about 8 oclock the Cattle was broght up and in half an hour afterwards the River Was coverd with oxen Coming from Brother B Youngs Camp to help us all over the Loop fork[.] the Brethren seemd pleased to be able to render us any asistance the[y] could[.] this was a Butiful Sight to see 6 yoke of Cattle to each waggon[.] the Brethren Kept crossing Back and forward to [till] all our teams was over the Loop fork[.] there was no asidents happend although we had to drive our Waggons for half a mile in the Quick sands[.] we are now coreled on the South side of the Loop fork River[.] this Evening looks Louring with a little Rain[.] all the camp apear well

Sunday June 18 This was a close still Morning [.] it raind alittle about 6 AM[.] at 11 oclock the Brethern got to gather the 4 camps Met togather with B Youngs Pulsifer Lorenzo Snow & H C Kimballs[.] The Meeting was opend by singing the Journeying Long By E R Snow & prayer By Br B. Young[.] President Young then adresd the Meeting[.] It afords me pleasure to be able to Meet the Brethern under such favourable Sercumstances[.] I had no caus to wish to change my presant position for any [illegible] that I coul[d] be in among the gentiles[.] I am thankful that we are here so far saf[e] on our Journey west seeing we are so far away from [-] what is one our purpose in going[?] Is it for the good things of the e[a]rth that we are going[.] we could find them where we have lived better then where we are going[?] If it is our objact to keep the Commandments of God and the power of the priesthood we are all well[.] Then what manner of people ought we to be we[?] should hail our If we are after the power of the priesthood and the power of the eternal Worlds we are then fit to go west[.] Although I have given the people a chance to grumble there is not one to grumble exept one man and that is Brigham & I[.] We are now going west[.] we Beleive the gospl and would fight for it[.] we could die for it[.] But have we the Spirit of the gospel in our harts[?] that is the thing[.] there is hundreds in this Church that believe the Gospel and the[y] will be damd Because the[y] Have not got the Love of the gospel in their harts[.] we may Beleive the gospel but if the principles of Righteousness we will be damd at Last[.] let the principel of Righteousness increase and we will Soon preach the gospel [to] gather Isra[e]l for the Lord is at the Helm the Lord will cut short his work in Rightiousness[.] Let us Bring our Selves into Subjation to the Labor of God and have the Love of God in our harts[.] dont hurry and we will Soon get to our Journeys end and all will be well[.] Brigham said I propos that these camps camps Make 4 roads[.] each company Makeing 4 roads & traveling as close as possable[.] Brother Snow first & Brother Pulsifer & Perkins put the[i]r companies together and I will go next[.] Brother Kimball next[.] it would Be my mind that the companys may spot them selves in each company

H. Kimball said I fel thankful to my father in heaven that I am with the saints[.] I feel Better to suffer with the Saints than to enjoy the good things of the gentile world[.] I feel that I am nearly wore out[.] we had Considerable troubl when you left us[.] we are all wel considering all things when Brother Ricks was shot with 3 grape shot[:] 2 through his Kidneys and another through his Back Bone[.] the hand of the Lord was in it and their Lives was preserved[.] all is well[.] there is no grumbeling in the camp[.] Let Mothers take care of the[i]r children[.] I believe the Lord will prosper us[.] Let us Be careful and protect our teams [are] all OK and our Loads are heavy[.] Let all selfishness be cast aside for the Widow & the Fatherless[.] Brother Brigham feels as I a[l]so when the Kingdom is Built up we will Be Built up with it[.] I feel thankful to the Brethern and to Brother Brigham for helping us over the River[.] Fath[er]. Morley said he felt thankful for the instruction we had today[.] Let us mind the instructions given in counciling &c[.] one Man was asked what affair he had[.] he studied a little & said my affair is [as] a saint to Learn wisdom & Practice it[.] this Evening it raind about 2 oclock PM[.] about 4 oclock Brother Snow & Pulsifurs Camps Moved of[f] from their camping place on the Loop [Loup] fork

Monday June 19 This is a Butiful Morning[.] we put out our cattle to feed about 4 AM[.] about 7 oclock B Youngs camp comenced Moving of[f.] at 8 oclock we brought in our cattle and yoked them up[.] waterd them in the Loop fork and started[.] the road was wet & sandy for the first 6 Miles[.] we then turned out our Cattle and fed for 2 Hours[.] we then started on our Journey again[.] the road on the Bluffs was Sandy & heavy[.] we camped about 8 oclock in the Sandy Bluffs for the Night[.] our teams was very tired to night

Tuesday June 20 This Morning we started about 4 oclock AM[.] we went on for 3 Miles without feeding[.] we then Turnd out our teams[.] fed 1 hour and pursued our way to Pra[i]rie Creek[.] this creek is 157½ from Winter Quarters[.] we waterd our teams in this Creek and after stopping 2 hours we pursued our Journey[.] we repaired the Bridge a little on this Creek[.] when going over the Bridge one of the Teams of H[eber] C[hase] Kimball run of[f] the Bridge and the Waggon was upset[.] Nothing Broke[.] one Barl [barrel] of Shugar [sugar] wet[.] President Kimball said after getting the waggon Loaded up again all is well Boys[.] No lives Lost[.] go ahead[.] we camped for the night on the Platt[e] near the Foot of Grand Island[.] I was on gard the Evening from 9 to half Past 12 oclock about 11 oclock Brother Nore W [Noah Willis] Batholomew came in with 17 head Cattle that the Brethern had Left Behind in consequence of not having drivers to take care of them

Wednisday June 21, 1848 This Morning was verry warm and Butiful[.] about 8 oclock it Thunderd and raind a little[.] about 8 the Cattle was drove in to the Carral [corral] and at 9 the Brethren Met togather[.] Brother H C Kimball commenced by asking the Brethern if it would rain today[.] he then asked if we would go on this Morning[.] the Brethern Said go on[.] Brother Kimball said that there must be some arangments Made so that all things May be done in ordr[.] he mentioned the Fact of the Cattle that the Camp Left the day previous and said that he wanted every 10 to furnish 1 hand to help to drive Loose stock[.] to this the Brethern agreed[.] he then spoke to the Brethern about order[.] he said that this must be observed in order To be able to get along in harmony[.] he said that we were as peacable a company as ever was Known to travel to gather[.] there was siveral Remarks made by [Henry] Heryman [Harriman] & Br [Cornelius Peter] Lott about Law order &c[.] the Meeting was Closed by prayer By Henery Heryman and the Meeting was dismist every man to Yoke up his Cattle[.] the camps started at 10 oclock in D[ouble] File[.] this was a fine cool Morning for traveling when we come to Wood River we waterd our teams and pursued our Journey[.] after we left Wood River I was atracted By a skull of a Buflo lying on the road side[.] it was left there By T[homas] Bullock stating that Brighams camp was well and the Road was very dusty[.] the evening was verry warm[.] we camped about half past 5 oclock 1 Mile from Wood & Watter

Thursday June 22 – 1848 This was a cool Morning[.] it raind a little about 6 oclock[.] this Morning the Wind Blows from the NE[.] The Camp Moved of[f] in double file this Morning about 9 oclock[.] it rained a little from 9 to 12[.] Brother H Kimballs waggons stopt for the return of the Brethren that went to hunt Brother H C K’s Cows[.] we Camped this evening on the Bank of a Slew on the south side of the road about 17 Miles from the Platt[e] oposite Grand island about 190 Miles from W[inter] Q[uarters.] about 4 oclock Brother H C K waggons come in to Camp[.] the[y] did not get the Cows of Br H C K but got 1 or 2 that Brother B Youngs Camp left[.] this is a Pleasant Cool Evening

Friday June 23 – 1848 This was a cool Morning[.] I got up at half past 3 oclock to turn out the Cows[.] I hurded to 9 oclock then the herd come in[.] this Morning was so cold that I had to put on My Mits[.] Some of the Brethren that was Herding with me rapt [wrapped] up in Blankets to Keep warm. the Camp started this morning at 9 oclock in double file[.] Brother B Young 50 [on] the South & Brother Packs on the North road[.] the day was warm and the road verry dusty[.] we camped about 5 oclock this Evening on the Bank of the Main Platt[e] and formed our Caral [corral] as usual[.] Brother [Isaac] Higbees company is Camped a little west of us this Evening

Saturday 24 1848 The camps started this Morning about 4 oclock in Duble file[.] this was a windy Morning[.] the wind Blew from the S.W. the Road was verey dusty this Morning[.] we camped about 9 oclock on a Creek or Slough South side of the Road[.] 273 Miles from Winter Quarters & 817½ from C[ity] of G[reat] S[alt] L[ake.] here the Camp comenced washing up their Clothes[.] this was a Bad place to wash as there was no wood but Green Willows[.] about 10 oclock there was a Call made for 5 Men out of every ten to go and Chop wood fo[r] coal[.] we turned out & got the wood it was willow as we could git none else[.] we cut the wood[.] coverd the pit & set it on fire[.] there was a Large Buck ran by our camp fire today[.] My wife was sick this Evening[.] Brother Higbees camp is close By

Sunday June 25 1848 This is a Windy Morning[.] the wind Blowing from the South[.] My Wife was verry sick through the night[.] There was a Meeting of the Brethern to day at 12 oclock[.] the Meeting was opend By Singing and prayer By Henery Heryman [Henry Harriman.] B[rother] Heryman said I feel it that we are prosperd so far as we pray. I feel that every man ought to be faithful among this people no matter what he is called to do it is a [-] that is that prayer makes [-] Christians sometimes Bright[.] there is many in this kingdom that ought to be a patern to the people that are not in this things[.] We have him as [illegible] to call our families and call on the Lord[.] If we forget to pray we will not be Blest[.] the Capt of 10 should see that his 10 calls on the name of the Lord and all things will go on well[.] Those who are negligent to asking for the things that we need we will not have the blessing of the priesthood rest apon us[.] B H said many things about [-] about the [-] cattl[e] &c[.] B Billings said it was important to take heed to the counsel of those whom the Lord has set to counsel us[,] to be submissive in all things and all will be well[.] Bishop Whitney said we should carry out the principels of order in all things else the [-] be confusion[.] if all men will be faithful all things will go on well[.] There is some little murmering with us[.] some say why did we stop here or why did we not go on farther[.] we ought to be faithful to watch and pray. Look at the Journying of the children of Israel[.] we are only acting on the same principles to Bring about the Restoration of all things[.] you ought to do good to the Brethern in all things[.] this is according to the Law of Moses[.] if you will Live Long enough you will see the Law of Moses Raisd up again[.] We are now on the grandest Mission that ever was performd[.] B[r] C P Lott made several good Remark about order dilegence perserverance &c[.] B Billings said it was important that we all should come togather to learn our duty[.] we should consider it a privilege to be able to come and learn our duty[.] H C Kimball said if he would consult his own feelings he would say nothing[.] But I feel that there is many things on my mind[.] we are not careful as we ought to be[.] there is not a fir[e] to Be Built nearer then 2 rods from the waggon[.] the Cap of 10 should see that his 10 should all do their doo[.] there is men that Murmer the[y] want to go with one Cap[tain] and some another[.] if Captains are not good pray for them that the[y] may be good[.] I was never sent into this world to Be in posesion if the office that the Lord had caled me to be ruled By a woman nor to be rebuked By a woman[.] if we dont obey the Laws that we make Let the Cap report them[.] Let us keep good order[.] we should come to meeting[.] those that will do this will be more worthy[.] Let us call on the Lord night and day whether we are tir[e]d or not[.] Be careful[.] Be humble and all will Be well[.] Brother J Pack said he was nearly worn out Serving this people going to the mountains[.] I had 3 offices I was Cap of 50 – 10 and over the Military men too[.] Brother Pack said all were well with him and his 50[.] he exorted the Brethern to Love diligence & unity[.] he said that this was the agreeablest camp he ever seen &c[.] Brother H C K said if any thing or Cow was sick I would lay my Hands on it and rebuke the affliction[.] Let no one doo any thing the[y] would not wish to have done to them & this will In noble us in the Sight of heaven and angles [angels] & man[.] that is gentle Kind Benevolent and afectionate is a Gentleman and lady the same we will never have any other heaven or Kingdom then we make ourselves this erth is our Eternal home[.] we are now in Eternity[.] we have got to subdue

The Meeting was dismist as there was a repo[r]t of some Indians Being Coming[.] about 2 oclock there was 8 men come from Grand Iseland [Island] to visit the Camp[.] among the Rest was one Lieutenant Craig[.] the[y] went away in the Evening in peace all is well this Evening

Monday June 26 This Morning we started at 9 oclock[.] the first 50 took the south road[.] the road was very dusty today[.] a fine cool day for Traveling[.] we come in to camp on Buflo [Buffalo] Creek about sundown[.] Our cattle was tired today as the[y] had no watter

Tuesday June 27 2 Mules 1 Horse this Evening[.] We sent out our cattle to feed this Morning at half past 3 oclock[.] the camp started at 9 oclock in double file[.] when we went about 4 Miles we seen Br Youngs camp that was a head[.] when we come up P Young & Isic [Isaac] Morley Met Br H C K[imball.] the[y] reported that the health of the camp was good & all was well[.] Thomas Bullock & Wife visited with My wife & I and took supper with us this evening[.] we camped about half a mile west of Br Youngs camp about Noon on the Banks of the Platt[e] R[iver]

Wednes June 28 1848 Pleasant Morning[.] turned our cattle out to feed at 4 oclock[.] the Wind from the SW[.] the camp was late getting started this morning in consequence of some of the oxen Belonging to P[resident] Youngs camp being missing[.] President youngs camp Moved off at half past 9[.] H C K camp started at 10 AM[.] We watered our cattle today at 2 oclock and fed them 1 hour[.] we then pursed our Journey[.] we camped after Sundown on the North Bank of the Platt[e] River [.] We turned of[f] our road this Evening for a camping place 1 or 2 miles[.] plenty of timber on an Island close By the camp[.] all is well this Evening[.] P[resident] Y[oung’s] Camp is 11 Miles west of us this Evening[.] verry dusty today

Thursday June 29 a fine cool Morning[.] turned the Cattle out at half past 3 the Wind in the south[.] Camp started this Morning at 8 oclock[.] we past Brother Higbees company at half past 8[.] the[y] were Setting Some Waggon tires[.] the road was dusty and the Day verey warm[.] about 3 oclock we seen a seen a herd of Buflo [buffalo] on the South side of the Platt[e] River[.] we come in to camp this Evening about 6 oclock[.] we stoped and waterd our teams today at 1 oclock[.] wind in the N[.] a fine cool evening[.] the camp is well[.] good camping place this evening On the Bank of the Platt[e.] plenty of wood on an Iseland [island] close By[.] Harper shot a Buflo this Evening and a Antilope

Friday June 30 1848 Fine cool Morning[.] turnd out the cattle as usual at half past 3, Wind in the North[.] the camp started at 8 oclock in double file[.] we waterd at noon in the Platt[e] River[.] President Young and Lady was here when we stopt to watter our teams at the R[iver] & it was the Sandy Bluff 278¼ [miles] F[rom] W[inter] Q[uarters.] here president Young Took H C K & Lady in to his Carrage and the[y] rode togather to Scunk [Skunk] Creek[.] Before Crosing at Scunk Creek A Boy William Roads [Rhodes] fell out of the Waggon and the wheel of the [wagon] run ovr his sholder[.] no Bone Broke[.] after Crossing Scunk Creek we seen a herd of Buflo[.] 10 the Brethren took after them & shot 5[.] this suplied the camp with fresh meat[.] Father [Horace] Gib[b]s the Marshell of the Camp his horse got loose[.] William [Henry] Kimball[,] Jak[e] Baldwin & [no name given] took after her But did not get her[.] we camped for the night By the Pawnee Swamps[.] good feed & watter[.] No wood[.] the road was sandy & heavy pulling today

Sat July 1. 1848 Turnd the cattle out at half past 3[.] I was herding the cattle this Morning[.] fine Morning[.] Wind in the South[.] started at 7 this morning in double file about 9 oclock we came to a Butiful Spring of cold watter at the [-] of the Pawnee Swamps South side of the road[.] here we quenched our thrist and went on Crossed Car[r]ion Creek at 1 oclock[.] here it rained a little from the SW[.] we camped for the Night and the sabath about 6 Miles West of Carion Creek[.] a little Before we camped we [saw] one of Bishop N K Whitneys waggons tipt over of[f] the Bank[.] the Load wet[.] 1 Standard Broke[.] P[resident] Youngs camp is about ¼ of a mile west of us[.] a good place for Buflo[.] good camping place[.] plenty of wood watter & grass[.] the health of the camp is good

Sunday July 2 all is quiet[.] this M[orning.] Turnd out the cattle at 4 this M[orning.] fine cool M[orning.] the W[ind] in the North[.] the Brethren of H C K Camp & B Youngs Brother Higbees held a meeting at half past 3 oclock Between P[resident] Y[oung’s] C[amp] & H C K[imball’s] C[amp.] the Meeting was opend By singing & prayer By Father [Isaac] Morley[.] Brother Morley[,] Calhoun & [William W.] Major & Baldwin & Phelps the Story teller told several stories about the pan of Milk the old Buflo that had on his head the following[.] The Ox Knoweth his owner & the a[s]p his Masters crib[.] But Israel doth not know my people doth not consider[.] another about the Irish man[.] even President Young made several remarks respecting our present provision & prospects[.] he said in the Name of Israels God this people never would be drove again if we would purge out the hipocrites & evel dooers[.] he said that he would put truth to the line & rightousness to the plum line and he would anilate evil dooers[.] he said that he had little preaching to do[.] the people of these camps Know their duty[.] he said that we all knew what was right therefore go & do it[.] when I get to the valy and get the saints togather I will tell them things that the[y] never thought of[.] he said he knew the Law of god there was laws where by all men could be saved exept the[y] had sinned against the Holy G[h]ost[.] there is a day coming when every [k]nee will Bend & every tongue Confess that Jesus is the Christ to the glory of the Father[.] if there is anything imposable with God it is to count the Kingdom that will yet exist &c[.] P[resident] H C K[imball] reported that his Camp was well &c[.] all was quietness & peace &c[.] After Meeting was dismist there was 2 candidates for Baptism[,] some that came from Il[l]inois that never Belong to the church[.] Jasper [Harrison] Twitchel & Sarah [Rutledge Twitchell.] the[y] were Baptized By John Pack and Confirmed under the Hands of John Pack[,] Joseph Fielding[,] William Burton[.] the Brethern of H C K[imball’s] Camp was called togather at 7 oclock this Evening[.] P[resident] K[imball] asked the B[rethern] if it was there mind that hunters Be apointed to procure meat for the [w]hole Camp[.] the Brethern answered in the afirmative where upon William S[tevens] Hopper[,] Loranso Toutlehel[,] Dunkin [James Duncan] was apointed[.] C Jackson Riding[,] [Walter] Elias Gardner[,] George Clawson were apointed the Hunters[.] There was a proposition made by P[resident] K[imball] that there be Sergants of the gard apointed whereupon [sentence not finished] It was then proposed by Cap Heryman [Harriman] that Elias Gardner Be apointed the Cap over all the gard[.] it was caried unanimous[.] It was agreed that Brother Ricks & Brother [Albert Bailey] Griffin 10 drives the sheep & that The[y] start in the Mornings Before the camp[.] Brother Kimball asked Br Hovey how it was that he was the cap of his 10 & he never come to call the 10 togather here upon Brother H[ovey] r[e]plied that he would come if he wanted him[.] H C K said he did that every C[aptain] of 10 should act as a Father & as a teacher to his 10 that he wanted him to Bring his family togather on Mon Even[ing] & teach them principels of Rightiousness[.] said he what I say onto 1 Cap I say on to [unto] all[.] the Meeting was then dismist By P[resident] H C K[imball] with his Blessing on the Brethern & the Camps

Monday July 3. 1848 the Cattle was turned out of Caral at half past 3 this Morning[.] Still morning[.] at 7 oclock the wind Blew S Min[.] consequence of Pack the Blacksmith having wagon tire to set the camp did not Move this Morning to [till] 10 oclock in Double File[.] the road was very dusty today[.] our road today was tolerable good with some Sand[.] we camped this Evening on the Bank of the Platt[e.] plenty of water[.] No wood[.] poor Grass[.] in consequence of P[resident] H C K having tire to set his waggons did not get in to camp till sundown[.] Cap G[ardner] warnd me to stand on gard the for part of the Night[.] the Night was still & warm[.] wind in the South at 11 oclock PM

July 4th 1848 A fine Morning[.] there was a fresh Brize this M[orning] from the East[.] the cattle turnd out at half past 3 A.M[.] Camp Started at 9 A.M. the day was warm[.] the road heavy & sandy today[.] camped this evening on the Platt R[iver] Bottom of the west foot Sandy Bluff 326¾ from W[inter] Q[uarters.] camped at 5 P.M Doctor John [M.] Burnhisle [Bernhisel] reported to me this Evening that the health of the Camp was good[.] plenty of Buflo[.] Plenty of Grass & Water[.] no wood[.] P[resident] Y[oung’s] camp is 1 Mile west of us[.] B[rother] Higbees camp is 1 Mile East[.] My Wife was sick today with toothak[ache] & Rumatism in her head

July 5 Turnd the Cattle out as usual a[t] ½ 3[.] Wind N[orth] at 6 AM[.] Camp Started this M[orning] at 9 oclock[.] the road was sandy today[.] we crost Sandy Bluf[f]s today[.] when coming down of[f] the west foot I halted a minute to help HCK men to roll forward a wagon out of the road[.] My cattle went down a Little pitch and turnd the waggon over[.] My Wife Sarah & My Son William & Robert was in the wagon I called for help[.] HCK & 4 or five of his men come running amediatly[.] we got the Load out of the Box and got them out[.] HCK said no lives Lost[.] all well[.] Joseph Fielding[,] J[ohn]. [Smiley] Lott[,] Joel Terry & I Loaded[.] 1 standard Brok[e] some bows[.] Wife & Children [-] [.] we camped for the Night on the N[orth] B[ank] of the P[latte] 2 Miles W of Bluf[f] creek[.] it rained a little about 7 PM[.] it comenced again and rained verry heavy for 15 Minutes with a heavy wind from the NW[.] At 10 PM[.] Tolerable good feed[.] plenty of water[.] no wood[.] Mother Heryman [Clarissa Boynton Harriman] Called on me this Evening

Thursday July 6 Turnd out the cattle as usual half past 3[.] Started at 8[.] W[ind] N[orth.] we stopt to feed at noon[.] Camped 8 Mile East of Rattlesnake Creek on the Banks of the Platt[e.] Plenty of water[.] good feed[.] No wood[.] 1 of Brother N[ewell] K[imball] Whitney wagon wheels Broke down to day[.] Brother C P Lott called his 10 togather this Evening[.] we met at Sister smiths fire[.] the Meeting was op[ene]d By singing How firm a foundation ye saints of the Lord &c[.] B[rother] L[ott] ingaged in P[rayer.] he then adressd the Meeting on the importance of the work we are now ingaged in[.] he spok of us being the people that Jeremiah spoke of[.] we were going to establish the house of the Lord on the top of the Mountains &c[.] he exhorted the Brethern to diligency & faith fulness in garding in herding in keeping all the commandments of God &c[.] Brother Bartholemew then Exprest his satisfaction at our meeting togather[.] he said it would give us a chance to know what was in our harts &c[.] the Meeting was then Dismist By Brother Joel Terry

Friday July 7 Fine cool Morning[.] Wind in the west[.] Camp started at 8[.] Stopt & waterd at Noon[.] HCK had a axel 2 Hours Broke today[.] Camp formd this Evening on the West Bank of Camp Creek 6 Oclock[.] plenty of Water[.] Tolerable Grass[.] No Wood[.] pleasant cool evening[.] wind N[orth] 9 PM[.] Brother Higbee is camped on the East side of C[amp] Creek Close By

Sat July 8 All well this Morning[.] turnd out the Cattle at 3[.] P[resident] K[imball] called the camp togather at 7[.] wind N[orth] HCK asked the Brethern if we would stay or go on[.] it was disceded that we should stop here till Mon[day.] Send out hunters & Wagons to hunt Buflo[.] P[resident] K[imball] counseld the captains of 10 to select their Men & meet togather to send them out to Hunt at 8 oclock[.] (the Brethern met at 8 and apointed the hunters[.] the[y] Chose John Pack Captain of the second 50[,] Jackson Riding Cap[tain] of the first 50[.] the[y] are taking wagons & teams along to Bring in the Meat[.] there is about 25 Men going (J Fielding and I Bathed in the Platt[e] Last Evening

Sun July 9th 1948 Turnd out the cattle at 3 this Morning[.] Calm pleasant Morning[.] I was on gard the fore part of the Night last night[.] 8 A.M. gentle Brize from the East[.] the Brethern that was out hunting got in about 8 oclock this Morning[.] the[y] Killed 4 Buflo & 3 deer[.] the Meet [meat] was equaly distributed among the companys By the Captains[.] 1 oclock the day is very warm[.] Presd Young has arived in [-] <our camp> company With Isick [Isaac] Morley[,] George Grant & Erastus Snow

Mon 10th Fine cool Morning[.] Turnd out the cattle at half past 3[.] the Camp Moved of[f] in double file at 9 oclock[.] Wind South[.] William Thompson drawing out form for taking an account of persons & property[.] Showed it to the captains & HCK[.] the[y] pronounsed it good[.] Stopd & waterd at Noon[.] Camped on the N[orth] Bank of the Platt[e] at 5 oclock East of the Lone tree[.] plenty water & grass[.] no wood[.] verry warm today

Tuesday 11 July Fine Morning[.] Slight Brieze from the East[.] Turnd out the cattle at 3[.] Camp started at half past 7[.] stopt at Noon & Waterd[.] Camped this [evening] 4 Miles West of Castle Creek at 5 oc[lock.] P[resident] HCK remained Behind the camp this morning to put in a wagon tung[.] come in to camp at 6[.] the camp was called togather at half past 8[.] HCK said there was 2 of the Brethern that left the camp on Monday morning to hunt the Horse that was Lost on Sat while Hunting Buflo[.] W[illiam] K[imball] & Alferd [Alfred Nelson] Billings went Back to Camp Creek after some cows that was Left & on the Bank of the River the[y] seen Several Indians drest in Wolf skins[.] HCK said the Indians were watching us & he felt it was our duty to get men & send Back to See about these Brethern[.] the Following Brethern volunteered[:]

Alferd Billings
Paul S. McKay

C W Hubberd [Charles Wesley Hubbard]

A[roet] L[ucius] Hale

John Calvert

Gilbert Rolf[e]
Spencer W Wilbank [Wiltbank]
P[eter] W[ilson] Conover
C A Foster
W[illiam] C Matthews
Oliver [C.] Best [Bess]
Ja[me]s W Steel
W Childs
O[rson] K WHitney
J Harper
J[ohn] S[miley] Lott

HCK then instructed them to choose a captain among them Selves[.] B[rother] Peter W Conover was unanimously chosen Cap[tain.] HCK then instructed them to apoint one as Mouth & Call for the Lord & go in the fear of the Lord[.] do nothing that will make feelings among your selves[.] if you see Indians dont agres[.] tell them to stand Back[.] Back out rather then Have any disturbance[.] the Indians will not Hurt you as it is against their Law as our Camp is close By

Wed July 12 Turnd out the cattle at 3[.] Wind in the NW Pl[e]asant Cool morning[.] Started at 8[.] Wind in the W[est.] waterd & fed 1 hour at Noon[.] Coming in to camp there was a company of Men past [passed] us on the South Side of the Platt[e] going East[.] Suposed to be Traders[.] camped on the N[orth] Bank of the Platt[e.] good gras[.] plenty of Water[.] No wood[.] Warm & dusty today[.] the Brethern that went out Last night after Brother P[ack] & met them at 11 oclock Bringing the Cattle with them of HCK[.] got into camp at half past 3 this Morning[.] Dident get the horse[.] Turnd out the cattle at 3[.] pleasent Morning[.] a few drops of rain[.] at half past 5 Wind NE[.] Started at half past 7 & waterd & fed 1 hour & a half[.] today warm & verry dusty

Thursday 13 July Turnd out the Cattle at 3[.] pleasant Morning[.] a little rain from NE at half past 5 AM[.] Camp started at half past 7[.] waterd & fed at Noon today 1 hour & half[.] President Youngs camp sent out their teams to meet us at cohalo hill & brought us in to camp[.] when we come up to P[resident] Youngs camp we seen several Brethren from the Vally among the rest. Shadrach Roundy & Thomas Kirk who in formed us that the Brethren in the vally was well[.] the Crops Looked well &c[.] there was quite a number of Soe[Sioux] Indians visited our camps this evening[.] about 10 oclock it Blowed up a storm from the N[orth] it raind considerable through the day[.] it was warm & verry dusty[.] Camped this Evening 1 mile west of the Ancient Bluff Ruin[.] No wood[.] water 1 Mile of[f.] good feed here[.] the Brethern Boght [bought] considerable Buflo robes & Mogasins [moccasins] of the Soe [Sioux] Indians[.] the[y] were verry friendly

Friday 14 July pleasent Morning[.] turnd Sarah Twitchell wife of Brother Jasper Twitchell died in camp at 2 this Morning of Consumption aged 28 years[.] Turnd out the Cattle at half past 3[.] Cool morning[.] Wind East[.] in Consequence of Sister Twitchells Burial & other Matters conected with the Brethren come from the Vally the Camp did not start till Noon[.] Sister Twitchell was Buried at the foot of the Bluf[f.] We camped ten miles & a half WEst of the Ancient Bluff ruins[.] plenty of Watter[.] Some drift wood[.] good feed[.] B[righam] Youngs Camp is one mile west of us[.] plesant cool day for traveling

Deaths June 15 Lucretia Cox aged 6 year Killed By the Wagon runing over her July 14 Sarah Twitchell aged 28 years[,] Consumption

Births
[-] Balentine[,] Jun 1[,] son Horn
[Jonathan McKay] Pugmire[,] June 3[,] son
[Isaac David] Ferguson[,] June 10
[Joseph Henry] Petty[,] June 12
John McEwan[,] [a son named William, June] 17
Martha [Ann Tuttle] gardner[,] a son [Ira Walter Gardner,] July 8
Lavinia [Dilworth] Harper[,] a son [Charles Alfred Harper, Jr.,] July 23
Arlette [Arlytia Lydia Carter] Pack[,] a son [Lucius Augustus,] July 24

Saturday July 15 1848 I Turnd out the cattle as usual at half past 3[.] the Camp Started at 8[.] W.E. as the camp was moving of[f] Noah W Bartholomews Point Box of the Hind axel Broke & ingured [injured] the point of the axel[.] when C P Lott was inforemd of the Fact he stoped his 10 & he & William [M.] Thompson returned & helped him to mend his waggon up again[.] we were detained by this acident 2 hours[.] we then persued our Journey again[.] Stopd at Noon & Waterd[.] Camped for the Night Near Chimney Rock one mile and a half of[f] the River[.] We dug wells & got plenty of Water[.] after digging 5 feet[.] good feed[.] No wood[.] President Youngs camp was 1 Mile North[.] Brother [Isaac] Higbee Close by

Sunday July 16 1848[.] Pleasant Morning[.] William Thompson visited Thomas Bullock[.] got an Epistle of the 12 from him[.] T[homas]B[ullock] Informd[.] W[illiam] T[hompson] that he wanted him to make out a List of all the Company of H.C. Kimball to sind [send] to the Valley[.] the camps met togather at 4 oclock Between BY & HCK Camps[.] the Meeting was opend By Singing & Prayer By Father Isic [Isaac] Morley[.] President Young rose & said there was some Items of Buisness to attend to[.] as for preaching my preaching is for every person to do right[.] Let every person act on the princapals of right acording to the Light that he possesses For Jesus is the Light of Every Man that cometh into the world Both Saint & Savage[.] This People Know a great deal[.] the[y] Know the principils of the Gospel and it far exceeds the Knowledge of the Christian World[.] there is some among us that has been slow to learn get them Knowledge of theology is ahead of the Religous portion of Mankind[.] Then Brethern Live acording to your Knowledge[.] I am as liable to do [w]rong as other men but I keep trying all the Time to do right[.] I know always what is right[.] Since I have been called to Judge Issrael [I] have been able to disern the good from <the> bad right from rong[.] God is very Kind & compasionate more ten times then we are to our children or any Kind friend[.] was it not that he is we would fall far short[.] Let us act perfect as men and we will be as perfect in our Sphere of action as God is in his[.] I have alwais been faithful in my calling[.] I feel as willing Today to do my duty as ever I did[.] I am now as Willing To go to the ends of the erth & preach the gosple if it was my Calling as ever I was[.] I have traveld & preached till the Blood has squished in my Boots &c[.] But I am for the Mountains[.] this is my calling At presant[.] I feel that we should devide into small companies so that our Cattle can have more time to feed[.] I have traveld behind all the time[.] I have pushed the people up[.] I have seen the companies over all the Bad places before I crost[.] there has been no murmuring among us[.] all has been well[.] I expect to be Judged by my works not by my good puttings & I mean that the[y] will be good all the time & then Leave the result in the hands of the Lord

Erastus Snow said I arise to bear testimony To the principels that President Young has been sp[e]aking of[.] the[y] are calculated to make us dignified as the angels & the Gods[.] we have been governd by princapels of right & righteousness[.] we have to govern our selves & bring our selves into Subjaction[.] if there is evil about us we are first to know it our selves[.] when we have peace reigning in we can disemenate the same Spirit[.] Truth & righteousness will controle Evil to a great extent[.] It is Because of the diligent course of P[resident] Young that makes him Beloved by this people[.] the same is the Cause of our Love to the rest of the twelve[.] I feel well[.] I have felt well all the Journey[.] we are doing well & there is yet room to Improve[.] we will Keep Improving all the time[.] Father Morley proposed that P[resident] Youngs company divide into four companies[.] President H.C. Kimball said I am willing to speak my feelings on this Subject[.] my company has got along well although it was more Laborious I have traveld Behind Considerable[.] I think it would be an advantage for us to Travel in small companies[.] there was an amendment made to Father Morleys Motion that President Youngs & President Kimballs Camps divide into 4 camps each[.] unanamous the meeting voted that President Young & Kimball apoint the men to draw out the companies whereapon President Young apointed Father Morely & his too [two] councilors to draw out 1 company[.] Brother Cairns the second[.] Brother Chancy E [G.] Webb the third[.] B Young forth[.] President H C Kimball apointed Brother Titus Billings first Company[.] Isic [Isaac] Higbee second[.] John Pack the third & Henery Heryman [Henry Harriman] & H C Kimball the forth[.] President Young said Brother John Green & Beryiman [Benjamin W.] Rolf[e] is going to the valley[.] we want some young man to go along that has a horse[.] Brother Taylor said he would go if some person would drive his teem[.] it was concluded to find a man in his place & he go[.] the meeting was closed By singing & prayer By President H C Kimball[.] During the time of meeting it thunderd & lightend conciderable acompanied By a little rain from the south west

Monday July 17 Turnd out the cattle as usual at half past three[.] there was Several Changes in our camp this morning in consequence of dividing into small companies[.] in adition to the apointments of President H C Kimball the Brethern from Mississippi chose Brother Howard Egan To be captain of the company the[y] Journeyd with & By President Kimballs permission the[y] apointed him Captain[.] The camp moved off at nine oclock[.] President Kimballs Company taking the Lead[.] stopt at Noon to water & feed six miles West of Chimney Rock[.] as we came forward President Brigham Youngs Camp movd off & part of Brother Snows Company comenced crossing the river[.] at this point President H C Kimballs company comenced a little past 5 and crost one hundred & Eighty wagons to dark all safe Exept one wagon of Brother Howard Egans tipt partialy over on the side[,] nothing injured[,] a few things wet[.] this ford was considerd one mile a cross[.] we generaly had to put on the strength of three wagons as the fellows of each wagon generaly Burried themselves in gravel & sand[.] we formed our Carells on the south Bank of the main Platt[e] & set out our gards as usual[.] No wood or grass[,] plenty of mudy watter. Brother Henery Herymans Camp formd their Correll on the North Bank of the Platt[e] almost oposite H.C.K. Camp

Tuesday July 18 Damp cool morning[.] the Brethern of the diferent Camps were buisy selecting their cattle as the[y] were mixt togather Last evening[.] the Camps moved of[f] at nine oclock President H C Kimbals Company taking the Lead[.] as the camps were starting Brother Henery Herymans [Henry Harriman’s] Camp comenced crossing the river about one mile above where President Kimballs Camps crost the previous Evening[.] Camps stopt at Noon[.] waterd & fed then pursued our Journey our road today was good today[.] we camped on Seder [Cedar] Creek or Seder [Cedar] Springs about 21 miles from where we feried the Platt[e.] no water excpt a little to drink & a very little for Cattle & no feed[.] we arived at this place at 10 PM[.] Cattle being very tird[.] President HCK proposed for the teamsters to take the Cattle off from the wagons & chain them up to the wheels as there was nothing to eat[.] the men in the Camps unanimously seemd to be verry mild & composed[.] no mur[mur]ing or complaining[.] at this place there is a Deep revene [ravine] to cross where we had to double teams[.] Brother Howard Egans Company Crost the revene about 11 PM

Wednesday July 19 Turned out the Cattle at 2 AM[.] Brother Egans & Brother Higbees camps moved of[f] at daylight[.] PHC Kimballs camp moved of[f] at eight oclock & father Billings Camp at half past 8[.] Past over the devine[.] Come to a creek where there was a little Bad Water; in three miles where we waterd our cattle then proceeded on to Hans creek 12 or 13 miles where we camp up with Brother Egans & Higbys Camps[.] Here we had a fair veiu [view] of President Youngs Camp with those of snow[,] Pulsipher & Perkins Bating at noon[.] Oposite where we camped for the night[.] good feed wood & water on hand[.] here the Brethern dug several wells[.] Brother Joseph Fielding went back after some cattle that was left yesterday[.] it rained considerable through the night

Thursday July 20 Turnd out the Cattle at 3 AM pleasant morning[.] Brother Joseph Fielding got in with the cattle this morning at 7 AM[.] William Thompson visited President H C Kimball this morning at 8 to see if he had any items he wanted recorded in the Journal[.] P[resident] K[imball] instructed him to record the apointment of Father Gibs as scolding master of Brother Billings camp exept Father & Mother Billings Brother Howard Egans camp moved off at 9 this morning[.] President Kimballs Billing & Higbee & Herymans [Harrimans] at Noon[.] as Brother H C Kimballs camp Come up to this place Brother Egans camp had formed their carell[.] Brother K carelld close by Brother Billings Camp carelld a little distance from Brother Kimballs & Egans camp on the west[.] Brother Herymans & Higbee camped about 4 miles east of us, as we come up to our Camping place on the Platt[e] Bottom we found Mr Reshaw Having several Frenchmen and some Indians with him[.] When Mr Reshaw heard that H C Kimball was in company he come to visit him as he formed an acquentance with him Last year while with the Pionears [pioneers.] Mr Reshaw informed HCK that he saw P[resident] Youngs camp crossing the river one mile above his camp[.] on receiving this Inteligence President H C Kimball & Brother Howard Egan Started on horse Back to find President Youngs Camp[.] after traveling Considerable distance the[y] saw a light to the [blank space] when the[y] got up the[y] found it was 2 old trunks of trees Burning that had been set on fire By the prare [praire] Burning[.] after going about Eight miles the[y] returned to Camp about half past elevin Oclock PM[.] Good camping place on the Platt[e] Bottom[.] Plenty of wood[.] Plenty of water & good feed. Came about ten miles today

Friday July 21 Pleasant morning[.] Camp lays by today to rest our Cattle & give our Wives a chance to wash[.] Brother Henery Heryman & Higbees companies past our camp about 8 AM[.] Father Billings called the camp to gather & apointed Brother Joel Teray [Terry] Captain of the gard & Brother Gedion [Gideon] Wood Captain of the Herd[.] give the Brethern some instructions about Law & order &c[.] President HCK sent out several Pionears to see the chance for feed & wood to make coal among the rest[.] Shadrach Roundy [and] C P Lott then returned in the Evening reporting feed poor & that about 5 PM Brother President Youngs Companies had Crost the River about 10 miles from this place & was Camped on the South side of the River having poor feed[.] 5 PM Brother Porter Rockwell Come into Camp from the Valley Bringing despatches of June 21[.] the Brethern of the Valley were all well[.] there wheat crops Looked well[.] the[y] expe[c]t the wheat Harvest to commence about the midle of July[.] Brother Neff was Building a grist Mill on Mill Creek that would be redy by Harvest[.] the corn Looked well &c[.] There was another Company of the Brethern coming with Wagons & teams to meet our companies &c[.] Brother Rockwell Left the valley about the first of July making the trip in 21 days to HC Kimball camp[.] there a companied Him Cap Davis & Several of the Brethern that had been to California in the United States Service[.] today Brother Shadrach Roundy was apointed Captain of the 10 that Pr[esident] HCK traveled with in place of Brother Joseph Hovey who was unwell & not able to act

Saturday July 22 Pleasant morning[.] turnd out the cattle as usual[.] Camp started at 8 Brother Kimball & Packs companies taking the Lead[.] Brother Egans Higbees & Billings following[.] we left Brother Henery Herymans camp in Carele [corral] not coming on today[.] stopt at Noon to watter & feed[.] the feed being so poor President Kimball & Packs companies moved on followed By Brother Egans camp over the Blufs Camped on the Platt[e] Bottom near Laramie Creek[.] Brother George Billings went on from Father Billings Camp & got Back[.] stated that Brother Kimball Pack & Egan was camped three miles a head & the[y] wanted us to come forward[.] we hitched up our teams & put ahead[.] Got in to camp about 6 PM after coming about 10 or 12 miles today[.] plenty wood & water[.] tolerable feed[.] HCK called the Brethern of the diferent Camps to gather after sundown to Know their minds abo[u]t traveling on the morrow[.] the Brethern concluded that it was Better to go on as the feed was poor here President Kimball Exhorted the brethern to act as saints of god & as elders of Israel to call upon the Lord & walk Humbly Before Him promising if we would do so that the Lord would Strengthen our Cattle[.] that we would find plenty of feed for them & that we could be prosperd on our Journey &c[.] Brother C P Lott made a few remarks on the former Councel of P[resident] HCK to the Captains of ten after Which Brother Kimball Councild the captains of 10 to their wagons & call their 10 togather & call upon the Lord for our families o[u]r teams our Brethern and all that we posest[possessed] promising if we would do so that great peace would rest apon us from hence forth[.] the meeting was dismist By the Blessing of the Lord By P[resident] HCK and his Blessing[.] President HCK apointed Brother Billings camp to go ahead tomorrow[.] about half an hour after the meetings was dismist the Brethern comenced singing and praying through the diferent Camps[.] all feelling well

Sunday July 23 Camps started at half past Seven Father Billings Camp taking the lead Brother Egans Kimbells & Packs camps following[.] Brother Heryman & Higbees was not come up from where the[y] camped on Sat[.] the road was very dusty with a strong wind from the west[.] as we were Coming forward to Laram[i]e fork it thundrd & lightend considerable acompanied by a shower of Rain from the west that lasted a quarter of a hour[.] The Companies with Billings Kimball & Pack & Egan formed one large carell half a mile west of Laramie[.] Careld at three PM[.] plenty of watter & wood almost no feed[.] Set out our gards as usual[.] Wm. Thompson Called on President HCK[.] he instructed W T to rite a letter to leave for Brother Willard Richards & Amasa Lyman

Monday July 24 Camps started at half past 10[.] Pleasant Cool morning for traveling with a good Brize from the North[.] Titus Billings Company taking the Lead Brother Egans company following[.] Brother Kimball & Packs Company moved of[f] from the Camping place up the south fork 1 mile[.] we took the ridge road & Camped at 7 PM near the warm spring[.] our Cattle did not like the water[.] no feed[.] plenty of wood[.] Brother Egans camp formed their Carell one mile south[.] a little feed[.] When we came up President Youngs camp came forward & President Young come to the Spring for water[.] Camped for the night near the spring on the north[.] half a mile from our Camp Brother Frances McCowns waggon tipt over this Evening[.] his wife & Children was in the wagon[.] none of them hurt[.] one standard Broke[.] President HCK Camp started from the South fork in the after noon & camped for the night five miles East of the Warm Spring

Tuesday July 25 Cool morning[.] Camp started at 6 AM[.] we calculated to started sooner as our Cattle had scarsly any feed since Sunday morning[.] But as president Youngs camp was going ahead we were detained til it got out of our way[.] This morning Brother Howard Egan went some 10 miles on the river road to ascertain about feed[.] Come Back & reported that there was no feed as far as he went[.] This morning Father [Horace] Gib[b]s & Brother Taft [Elbridge Tufts] left Father [Titus] Billings camp & went into President Youngs[.] it sprinkeld a little this morning[.] the day was windy[.] the dust & sand was bad on the road[.] it thunderd Lightind & raind considerable about 2 PM[.] Stopt at noon on Bitter Creek 2 hours to rest & Bate the cattle[.] moved on & camped for the night on dead timber Creek[.] President Youngs Camp Carelld for the night about 2 miles West of us[.] Brother Egan Camped half a mile west[.] as we had got into Camp President HCK come up in his Bug[g]y & Looking out a camping place for his Camp[.] Brother Billings & Lott requested him to camp beside their Camp[.] his Camp Come up & camped on the north of us a few rods[.] Brother Pack with part of the camp stopt beside us on the South in Consequence of the drought there has been little feed in the rout from the <8> East side of Laramie[.] one of Brother Lots & one of Brother HC Kimbals Cattle give out to day on acount of the Long drive without feed[.] our cattle Looked verry weak & empty this evening although the[y] pulled well & traveld well through the day[.] Father Morleys company camped on Bit[t]er Creek about 5 Pm 2 miles East of us[.] we come in to camp at 6 PM[.] Plenty wood & water[.] tolerable good feed

Wednisday July 26 Pleasant morning[.] in consequence of the scarsity of feed our Camp has divid[ed] up into smaller Companies as there is considerable brush & timber here[.] all the men in the Camp turnd out to drive up the Cattle[.] Brother Kimball & Pack with the companies along with them moved from one to too [two] miles ahead for Better feed[.] Brother Titus Billings stopt with C P Lot’s 10 on dead timber Creek[.] the Brethern in CP Lots 10 counseld togather afte[r] the other Camps went off & apointed Brothers C P Lott & Noah W Bartholomew to go a few miles West & to see if there was any Better feed for Cattle[.] the[y] returned in a 2 Hours & reported that there was none exept what the Brethern had taken up[.] Drove up our Cattle & Chained them up for the night[.] about 8 PM it comenced raining & rained nearly all the night moderately

Thursday July 27 Damp cool morning[.] Brother Higbees Camp came up about 10 AM & Camped half a mile west of our Camp on dead Timber Creek[.] in Consequence of the wet night & to recruit the cattle the Camps Lay By to day[.] the Brethern put up Several pits of wood yallow fire to extract tar for wagons[.] President HCK visited our Camp about 3 PM in company with his Sister acompanied By Sister Kimball[.] it comenced about 11 PM & raind considerable through the night

Friday July 28 Damp cool morning[.] about day Break our Cattle got scard[.] the[y] started & run of[f] one forth of a mile as the[y] were not Careld the previous evening[.] about the same time there was a mule in Brother H Egans camp undertook to get out the g[u]ard[.] turned him Back here as though among the Cattle & scard them the[y] run over Brother Pecks Black Smith wagon[.] turnd it over Breaking one axel and all the spokes of one wheel exept 1[.] the[y] upset the Wagon that Brother Pecks family was in Breaking 1 axel[.] Camps started at half past 10 P[resident] HC Kimball Brother Pecks camp taking the lead[.] Brother R. B. & Burgess following about 2 PM we met several of the Brethern from California[.] among them was Brother Richard Slater & Sandford Jacobs[.] the[y] Left the valley on the 9th[.] reported favourable conserning the Brethern & Crops[.] Several Cattle in Brother Lots 10 give out today the[y] stayed & feed[.] in consequence of the Cattle giving out we camped where there was a small creek & spring last year but now dry at 6 PM[.] plenty wood[.] a little feed no water[.] there was Several Cattle give out in the deferet [different] camps to day[.] the[y] were atacted [attacked] with the Blind stagers[.] Brother H Herymans [Harriman’s] Camp got up & camped on dead timber Creek[.] it rained a little this night P[resident] H C K camp careld for the night one mile & a half West

Sat July 29 Cool morning with a strong cool wind from the west[.] Brother C P Lott went up to Brother Kimballs camp with Brother Lots Carage [carriage] for water[.] when the[y] got Back the[y] devided it among the families in the camp[.] the Sisters got Breakfast[.] Brought in the cattle & yoked up[.] Brother C P Lott called the camp to gather for to pray before starting[.] William Thompson was mouth[.] after Prayer the camp started at 8 AM[.] rough road[.] Camped at Noon on horse creek close to Hebers Spring[.] turnd out our Cattle to water & feed[.] about 2 PM Brother Burgesses Company came up & camped on the West side of Horse creek[.] the[y] informed me that Brother Henery Herymans Company had come up & was camped near Dead Timber creek[.] also that the Cattle Belonging to Brother H[oward] Egans Camp got scar[e]d through the night again[.] although the[y] had a number of them yoked up & chaind to the waggons the[y] had to let them go to save the wagon from being Broke[.] when the[y] started there was 11 yoke of their Cattle that the[y] had not got[.] President H C K Camp Careld on the West side of Hors[e] creek one mile west[.] Cool Evening with a little drizle of rain from the N.W. as Brother Kimballs camp came forward to hors[e] creek President Youngs Camps moved of[f.] Plenty of choke cheries & curents

Sunday 30 Cool morning there was considerable frost through the Night[.] the Camp met to gather for prayer in the midle of the carele at 8 &[.] We sang a hymn after Which Brother C P Lott spoke a few minutes on the subjacts of Faithfulness & diligence &c[.] Brother Joel Terey then engaged in prayer[.] after Prayer the Brethern went to see about their Cattle[.] milk their cows &c[.] at 12 Brother Isaac Higbees Comp. Came up & camped on Horse creek a few rods from Hebers Spring[.] Through the night 11 of Cattle Belonging to Brother Howard Egans camp scatterd[.] suposed to be by the Indians the[y] were foun[d] through the day near Laramie Peek [Peak] 10 or 12 miles distant[.] about Sundown father [Caleb] Baldwins 10 Brother Egans camp moved up & camped on the West side of Horse Creek[.] in consequence of the suposition of Indians Being about we Broght in our cattle & chaind some and careld others setting a strong gard out[.] about 9 PM the Camp met togather for prayer at Brother Billings fire[.] Brother Lott <was> Mouth

Monday 31 Pleasant morning[.] Camp started at 6[.] in consequence of one of sister Mary Smiths cows being of[f] John Smith & William Thompson hunting her the camp stopt to get Breakfast & Bate the cattle[.] 1 mile West of Horse Creek Found the cow & started at 10[.] there was several companies started a little Before us so that we had to wait at the steep Bluff 21 miles from Horse creek to [until] some of Brother Egans company got [caught] up[.] here we had to double teams as the asent was steep & three fourths of a mile Long[.] Camped[.] moved on[.] as we come up to the small creek Brother Egans camp was watering & Bating their cattle[.] verry little feed but good runing water[.] 1 mile north Brother Billings camp coreld for the night on the south side of the road[.] tolerable good picking[.] some water[.] Plenty of corns & Choke chereys [cherries.] we left the cattle out all night

Tuesday August 1, 1848 Pleasant cool morning[.] the Brethern went out at Sunrise to gather the cattle & found them all safe[.] the meeting Camp met togather this mor[n]ing for prayer previous to starting[.] Brother Thomas Herington [Harrington] was mouth Camp moved off at 9[.] the sky very cloudy[.] when we got one mile from our camping place it raind a little from the south accompanied with a good Breize[.] Camp Careld for the night at half past 4 on the Bank of West Bank of the La Bonte river[.] plenty of water[.] Little feed[.] as we came forward Brother Kimballs & Packs companies moved of[f.] Brother Egans company is camped half a mile west of us[.] Little feed But Brous [browse.] plenty of water

Wednesday August 2 Pleasant Morning[.] the Brethern was all wornd out with the Cattle[.] the Camp met togather at 9 for prair [prayer.] Brother Fielding was mouth, in consequence of one of Brother C P Lots Cows geting of[f] the Camp was detained 1 hour[.] Brother Egans Camp started at 9[.] it raind this morning about fifteen minutes a pleasant shour [shower] from the South[.] Very dusty road coming through the red Sand[.] evening cloudy[.] Camp carelld about 5 on a small creek Elivin [eleven] miles & a quarter west of La Bonte river[.] as we were forming our Carell the rain Began to drop it increased & raind very heavy for one hour acompanied with a strong wind from the south west[.] Brother Egans camp [William] Burgess stopt for the night 2 miles farther west on the Bluffs[.] the rain & wind was so strong that our cattle went Back about 9 miles[.] Brother Pack & Egan & Kimball Campt on Laprelie [La Prele] River for the night

Thursday August 3 Damp cool morning[.] Broght up our cattle at 7 & hitched up Camp met togather for prayer[.] Brother George Billings was mouth[.] this moring the Camp moved off at 8 AM[.] Wind in the west[.] cool pleasant day for traveling[.] as we came forward to La Prelie [La Prele] River Brother Packs company & Higbees was campt there[.] plenty of mudy Wate[r] no feed but Brous[.] we Campt for the night at 4 PM on a small creek six miles & a quarter west of La Prelie [La Prele] river[.] some rain water & a little feed[.] Brother Kimball & Egan started from La prelie River this morning intending to camp on the Platt[e] for the night[.] Brother Burgess Camp is about half a mile West of us[.] our camp met togather this Evening after sun down for the purpose of Calling upon the Lord to Bless & strenghen our Cattle to harden their feet &c[.] the meeting was opend By singing & prayer By John S Lott[.] Brother C P Lott made a few remarks concerning our position & Sercomstances [circumstances,] Faith &c[.] there was several flocks of Mountain Sheep seen near our camp this Evening[.] 1 herd suposed to have 150 in it

Friday August 4 Cool morning[.] the Brethern turnd out to find Gather the Cattle at 4 as the[y] run out the previous night[.] at 4 AM it raind a little from the East this morning Some of the Brethern went out on a hunt & Kild 2 mountain sheep & devided them among the camp[.] the meeting of the camp was atended this mor[n]ing[.] Titus Billings prayed[.] Camp moved off at 10[.] pleasant day[.] campt for the night on deer creek and come in the camp at Sundown[.] Brother Kimball Egan & Burgess camps was Carralld when we come up[.] President Youngs Camps a head[.] little feed near the creek without going some 3 miles up the creek[.] plenty wood & water

Saturday August 5 Pleasant Morning[.] Camps started at 10[.] P[resident] H C K taking the Lead[.] Brother Egan Burgess & Billings following[.] Brother Billings camp stopt at the deep hollow or revene[ravine] 2½ from Deer creek[.] the other Camps went on[.] Here some of the sisters washed as there was plenty of wood & water & a little feed on the North side of the river[.] Brother Egan went forward of Brother Kimballs camp & found a camping place 15 miles a head near mud[d]y Creek[.] tolerable good feed[.] plenty wood & water[.] the road was verry dusty today

Sun August 6 Warm morning[.] Camp started at 10[.] as we got started Brother Higbees camp was crossing the deep Hollow or revene[.] we traveld after each togather til we come to the grove of timber on the Banks of the river[.] here Brother Burgesses camp was Carelld[.] Brother Higbee stopt here for the night close by[.] very little feed[.] plenty of wood & water close by[.] when crossing deer Creek Crooked Muddy creek Brother N W Batholemew had the hind pounds of One of his wagons Broke Coming down in to the creek[.] Sister Mary Smiths Car[ri]age tipt partialy over[.] nothing hurt or Broke although Little martha Ann Smith was in the waggon[.] this creek was very Bad to cross as the wheels of the wagon descended in to a deep mud hole in the Bottom of the Creek[.] We chained up Brother B[artholomew’s] waggon and went on[.] the road was very dusty to day as there was a strong wind from the west[.] part of the time we could not see the teamster ahead of us for the dust[.] about 2 miles after we crost crooked mud[d]y creek[.] the clapper of one of Sister Smiths wagons come out of the ring[.] the teamster Wm. Teepels went to fix it in[.] it dropt on one of the oxens feet[.] the[y] run off he between them[.] squeized him some & run round nearly tipt over the wagon & Broke the reach[.] we chaind up the reach & went on[.] Campd on the Bank of the river <Half a mile east of> Brother H C K Camp near mud[d]y creek[.] as we went forward we herd President Kimballs voice[.] we unyoked our cattle[.] Brother Joseph Fielding & W[illiam] T[hompson] went to meeting[.] President K in continuation of his adress to the meeting Cald Brethern[.] I ask you if you can posess the spirit of the Lord & Be full of selfishness[?] the B[rethern] answerd no[.] if you atend to what I say you will have plenty of feed[.] There is Brother Billings camp[.] he has informd me that the[y] get togather every day & apoint some one mouth for the camp & call upon the Lord to strenghen their teams &c[.] the[y] have the weakest teams in the company but the[y] will go through to the valley[.] it is as easy for the Lord to make our oxens feet hard as it is Cure the sick or raise the dead or on stop[unstop] the ears of the deaf &c[.] Take care of the Tabernacels that the Lord has given you for a little season[.] no man oght to abuse his tabernacle[.] the Lord will call you to an account for what he has given you[.] no man can steel & posess the spirit of the Lord[.] the man that will steel acts against his own interests[.] his children Will Be vagabonds & Beg bread[.] this is some of my feelings[.] not that I know of any theft exept 1 or 2 instances in this Camp[.] Some of you ride all day in your wagons & onhich [unhitch] your cattle at night without thanking the Lord for your preservation and the preservation of your the cattle that has caried you along[.] I have not went to my Bed one night since I left Winter Quarters that I have not prayed in my wagon with my family besides praying in Secret[.] I have retired from the camp every night to call upon the Lord since I left W[inter] Q[uarters] exept 2 or 3[.] then it was so wet & cold that the chill struck me[.] I Love best to pray in secret for there I can pray as I am a mind and ask the things I want[.] there has been carlessness among you[.] when we went up with the Pioneers you could not go out from the Camp to pray[.] But you would run foul of some person praying[.] since I Have been on this Journey all the times I have retired for prayer I never come a cross one yet[.] it would be well for you to pray in secret[.] if you did get Kickt as I did Last year[.] one evening I went out to pray[.] another of the Brethern come out after me for the same purpose[.] I was on my [k]nees praying[.] he come along & his Eysight not being good he thought I was a stump or some thing else he Kicked me in the face[.] this was the only time I got Kickt for praying[.] ther[e] has been Carlessness among you Said Brother K[.] Brother Brigham feels so have the greatest. . . . the captains of tens feel Burthend [burdened] But I have to Bair the greatest Burthen [burden.] if every man will do his duty Before the Lord you would see me that I could run like a deer we have eat more provisions Since we left winter Quarters then we eat all the time we were away with the Pionears[.] Brother H Egan & I started from the vally with 14 pounds of flour & that servd us to we got to Laramie[.] there we got 10 pounds more do you believe it Brethern [.] yes the Journey will soon be over[.] I wish that I could thunder so that Brother Brigham could hear me[.] I will see him tomorrow[.] Brethern you are Blest & will be blest[.] all the companies will be blest inasmuch as you do right[.] I went forward this moring & Baptised 4 young men that did not Belong to the Church[.] their names is William Matthews[,] George Clawson[,] John Hopper[,] & James Steel[.] Bishop Whitney said it is important to give heed to the things we have heard. it has been stated that some has gone along this road that has profest no religion[.] this is not the case with us[.] we have been anitiuated [initiated] into the Kingdom & if we will Keep the commandments we will realise the Blessings[.] God Can & will heal us & our cattle[.] I have noticed that our Cattle has traveld well although the[y] had nothing to eat[.] if we exersise faith we will go through rejoicing & save our selves & cattle[.] I have thoght often of the wicked <that acknowledge no law>[.] those that has drove us for Example[.] the[y] have acknowledged the costatution [Constitution.] hundreds of them has sworn to it with up lifted hand[.] consequently the Lord can Judge them by that Law[.] there is a Law that god can bring all to Judgment[.] if we atend to what has been said all will be Well[.] the confirmation of the aforesaid Brethern was atended to By P[resident] H C K[,] Bishop [Newel Kimball] Whitney & Caleb Baldwin[,] P[resident.] H C K dismist the meeting with the Blessing of God & his Blessing

Monday August 7 Pleasant morning[.] President Kimballs Camp moved this morning 2 miles west & set up the Blacksmith tools to repair Wagons[,] Shoe horses & oxen &c[.] William Thompson visited president Youngs camps for the purpose of finding a heffir [heifer] of his that had gone a head[.] president youngs camps was doing their Blacksmithing close by their Camps 1 mile below the upper Ferr[.] Coming home [we] met P[resident] H C K acompanied by B[rother] Shedrech [Shadrach] Roundy going up to visit B[righam] Y[oung.] met Brother Higbee & his company[.] the[y] camped 4 miles East of P[resident] Y[oung’s] camps[.] little feed[.] plenty w[ood] & t[imber.] Brother Packs company come up to day & camped a few rods west of P[resident] H C K[.] Since we left Laramie there has been several Cattle died in P[resident] K camps[.] was a good many in P[resident] Youngs[.] Some was atacted By the Hollow horn[.] others aperantly well[,] dropt down in the road[.] others Lookt well when un yolked & was found dead in the mornin[.] the rode from Laramie to this point has been generaly hard on the Cattles feet[.] quite a number had to be st[-]d[.] the Brethern in Brother Billings Camp shot a buflo this Evening[.] Several of the Brethern had been chased by Grizely Bairs[.] Several of them the[y] shot[.] none of the Brethern Injured very dusty day with a strong wind from the west[.] the Brethern met at B[rother] C P Lots fire this Evening & sang a Hymn[.] B[rother] Joseph Fielding engaged in prayer[.] B[rother] C P Lott adrest the brethern conserning the counsel of P[resident] H C K respecting faithfulness & Diligence &c[.] W[illiam] T[hompson] made a few remarks on forgiveness[,] also B[rother] J[oel] T[erry]

Tuesday August 8 pleasant morning[.] Broght in the Buflo to camp that was shot last evening in B[rother] C[ornelius Peter] Loots [Lott’s] car[ri]age[.] there was a man from P[resident] Youngs camp this morning about 8 AM hunting Cattle[.] he stated that there was 40 or 50 head got away through the night[.] Brother Snows Lorenzo Snow Company past about Noon[.] Daniel H Wails[Wells] visited our camp this Evening & informed us that the most of the Cattle Belonging to P[resident] Y[oung’s] Camp was found[.] pleasant Evening

Wednisday August 9 pleasant cool morning[.] there was a little sprinkle of rain about 8 AM[.] Brother H Herymans [Harriman’s] camp got up about Noon[.] Brother H reported to me that the camp was all well[.] the[y] camped a little [blank space] of P[resident] H C K[.] our camps is Laying by repairing their wagons &c[.] Brother Joel Terry & John Lott shot a Buflo on the North side of the river[.] it rained 1 hour this after noon[.] cool evening[.] Wind North

Thursday Aug 10 Cool morning[.] president H C K camp moved of[f] about Noon at 4 PM[.] it thunderd & lightened considerable acompanied By a Storm of hail from the west Lasting about 20 minutes[.] the hail was verry large with a considerable wind[.] the camp met togather at Brother Lots fire & brother C P Lott engaged in prayer[.] it was agreed for the camp to stop another day & hunt

Friday 11 Pleasant morning[.] Several of the Brethern went out to hunt this morning[.] it raind a little from the west about 2 PM[.] Brother John Packs company started today[.] the Brethern come in after sundown with 1 antilope & 1 deer[.] pleasant cool evening

Sat August 12 Pleasant Morning[.] the camp met togather for prayer at 8[.] Brother C P Lott was mouth[.] camp moved off at 9[.] about 3 PM it rained considerable from the NE about half an hour[.] Crost at the upper Platt[e] ferry about 4 PM with the teem of each wagon & carelld for the night on the North Bank at the ford[.] plenty wood & water[.] almost no feed[.] Hazey Evening

Sun August 13 Pleasant morning[.] Father Billings Called the Camp to gather at 9 AM[.] there was some good inskuction given to the Brether & Sisters By Brothers Lott Billings Fielding &c it was agreed to move on a little ways[.] Brother Billings Fielding engaged in prayer & the meeting was dismist[.] Brought up the cattle & camp started at 11[.] Come in to Camp about 5 on mineral Spring or lake[.] after onyoking the cattle I visited Brother John Packs Camp that was careled a few rods farther west[.] he informed me that Brother Isaac Higbees camp left ther[e] in the morning[.] also Brother [Albert Bailey] Griffens [Griffin’s] 10[.] some of their Cattle seemd sick[.] plenty of feed & water 3 miles South along the creek

Mon aug 14 pleasant morning[.] Camp met togather for prayer previous to starting W[illiam] Thompson was mouth this morning[.] Camp moved off at 10[.] road verry dusty[.] ther[e] was a cow Belonging to Brother Packs Camp died through the night[.] Brother Packs camp Moved off at 9[.] Come in to camp this evening about 5 on a small stream of clear spring water[.] Plenty of sage[.] no wood[.] plenty of water mineral tasted

Tues Aug 15 Pleasant cool morning[.] Camp met togather for prayer previous to the Camp starting[.] Brother N W Bartholomew was mouth[.] Camp shoved off at 9 when we come up to Willow Creek[.] Brother Pack company was ther[e] as the[y] had camped there the previous evening[.] turnd out our Cattle to Bate at a Slew[.] here Brother Packs company past us[.] we campt for the night on a small creek south of the road[.] after coming in to Camp it sprinkeld a litle rain from the; about 10 or 15 mins then cleared off[.] pleasant[.] some thunder

Wed august 16 pleasant morning[.] Camp moved off at 9 AM met togather for prayer[.] Brother Joel Terry was mouth[.] Camp moved off at 9[.] the roads was verry sandy today as ther[e] was a strong wind from the W[est.] stopt at Noon to Bate[.] as we turnd out our Cattle it comenced raining & raind 15 minutes[.] came forward to the Salerates lake or Spring & gatherd their saleraters[.] got in to camp after sun down on the Sweet water River[.] tolerable feed[.] plenty of water[.] no wood[.] it raind considerable during the Evening[.] Brother Pack Camp was one mile west of us on the sweet water near the Independance rock[.] Cool Evening[.] the road was very heavy on teems all day

Thursday Aug 17 pleasant Cool morning[.] the Camp met togather for prayer at 9 Brother George Billings was mouth[.] moved off at 10[.] the roads very heavy & sandy with a strong wind from W[est.] Come up to devils gate about 1 PM[.] Brother Higbee Camp was Caraled there & the Sisters was washing[.] Sister Mary Smith[,] Brother C P Lott[,] & wife [Permelia Darrow Lott] & William Thompson went to have a view of the place where the river runs between the 400 feet high perpenduclar Rocks[.] turnd out our cattle to Bate close by as we were Coming in to Camp there was a Buflo head on the rode with the following Inscreption [“] Aug 12 [Stephen H.] God[d]ards camp all well[.] good feed[”] Campt about 4 miles west of devils gate on the Bank of the river[.] plenty of good feed & water[.] no wood Tolerable plenty of Buflo chips[.] the road was heavy on teems all day as the fellow of each wagon was mostly coverd in sand[.] Brother C P Lott raisd a small standard today with the following inscription [“]Standard of thanks to the God of Israel for the preservation of our Camp Titus Billing Cap[,] C P Lott Cap of 10[,] Joseph Fielding & Family[,] Mary Smith & family[,] N W Batholomew & family[,] Thomas Herrington & family[,] J S Lott & wife[,] William Thompson[.”] the camp met togather this evening after singing a Hymn Brother C P Lott said he felt he would like to have the camp meat [meet] togather that we might sing a little & pray or do any thing the spirit might dictate Brother Joseph Fielding engaged in prayer[.] Brother Lott then arose & exprest his feeling that we had been thus far Blest[.] he exhorted the Brethern to attend to the sayings of Brother H C K and pray for their cattle relying on the word of [President Kimball] that the[y] would be heeld &c

Friday Aug 18 pleasant Cool morning[.] the camp met togather for prayer as usual previous to starting[.] Brother John S Lott was mouth[.] camp moved off at 10 AM Brother Isaac Higbee camp following[.] dusty day[.] strong wind in the west [.] met Brother Hov[e]y about Noon[.] he informd me that the Express had arived at President HC K camp this morning[.] that there was 300 yoke of cattle coming to our asistance & 100 wagons[.] the wheat turnd out Better then the[y] had anticipated[.] he left the camp to hunt his cow as the Brethern had arived and was not in posision [possession] of Particulars[.] Turnd off the road & coreled on the Banks of the Sweet watter north of the Alkali Lake[.] Brothers Calhouns 10 is in camp one mile east of us[.] Brother Higbee to campt 1 mile west on the Bank of the river

Sat Aug 18 Fine cool morning with a good Brize from the west[.] Camp met togather for Prayer this morning as usual at 9[.] Brother Thomas Harrington was mouth Camp moved off at 11[.] Brother Calhouns ten following after[.] the road was verry heavy & Sandy today[.] Turnd off at Sage Creek & Campt on the Bank of the sweet watter[.] Brother Balwin was campt on the east about 1 mile from us & Brother Griffens [Griffin’s] 10[,] Brother Burgesses Camp was a little west of us[.] the Brethern in Brother Burgesses Camp informed us that several of their Cattle had died since the[y] campt there

Sunday August 20 Pleasant morning[.] the Brethern met together for prayer at 10 AM[.] Brother Titus Billings was mouth this morning[.] Brother Lott made a few remarks to the Brethern conserning the preservation of our camp[.] he said he believed if we would call apon the Lord we might have more milk for he was as able to make our cow Bless our cows that the[y] would give us milk although the[y] have to work as he was to Bless the raw meet that the nephites eat & give suck to their Children &c[.] The Brethern met togather Brother Baldwin & Griffens ten moved off at 11[.] Brother Burgesses camp movd off at 1 PM[.] The camp met togather at 4 PM[.] the meeting was opend By singing & prayer By Brother Joseph Fielding[.] Brother Lott said the Brethern might improve this time as the[y] felt disposed[.] Brother Joseph Fielding adressd the meeting on the princapels of faith &c[.] at some length Brother N W Bartholomew spoke on the subject of union &c[.] Brother W Thompson followed on the same subjects after which Brother C P Lott spoke to the Brethern & Sisters espressing his satisfaction of the meeting[.] he said that we had been talking on the same principels President H C Kimball had been talking to the Brethern about & he was glad to know that the same spirit was among us &c[.] Father Billings said that as the evening had sudently changed to be cool he thoght that it was wisdom to dismis the meeting[.] the meeting was dismist by Brother Joel Terry after a few remarks by him[.] the Brethern went to get their cows and got their cattle togather[.] Brother Joseph Fielding found one of his oxen sick[.] he & W[illiam] T[hompson] administered to him & the[y] went to camp for some sweet milk to give him[.] Come Back acompanied By Brother John P Lott & Terry and found him dead[.] Brother Joseph Fielding & W[illiam] T[hompson] stands on gard tonight

Monday aug 21 Pleasant morning[.] Camp met togather for the purpose of Calling apon the Lord to preserve & strengthen our teems &c[.] Broth[er] N W Bartholomew was mouth[.] Camp moved off at 10 AM[.] the road was verry heavy & sandy today Coming along 6 mile we seen some 10 or 15 dead Cattle on the way side[.] Campt on the west Bank of Bitter Cotton wood creek[.] as we came forward Brother Packs Camp was moving to the foot of the Bluff 1 mile west[.] Part of Brother Higbees camp was close by I visited Brother Packs camp this evening[.] Brother Pack informed me that the[y] had 9 head of cattle died since the[y] Left the upper Platt[e] ferry[.] The camp met togather for prayer this evening[.] C P Lott was mouth[.] cool evening[.] Plenty of grass & watter[.] no wood[.] plenty of Buflo chips

Tuesday aug 22 Camp met togather for prayer at 9[.] Brother Joseph Fielding was mouth[.] moved off at 10[.] we went up the river to avoid a sandy Bluff[.] our road was ruff as it was not traveld before[.] Brother Pack took the same corse up the river[.] come in to camp on the Bank of the river[.] good feed[.] some wood & Buflo chips[.] Brother Packs Camp is a litle to the west of us[.] also Isack Higbee with Several wagons[.] part of Brother H Herymans [Harriman’s] company has come up this evening[.] the[y] have lost so many cattle that the[y] have take part of the wagons on & come back for the rest[.] Tolerable good feed[.] plenty of water & wood close by to cook with[.] Father Billings cow died through the night

Wed Aug 23 pleasant morning[.] the camp has agreed to stop & hunt[.] Several of the Brethern started of[f] at 7 taking a wagon & 3 yoke of cattle to bring in the meet [meat.] Camp met togather this evening for prayer[.] Titus Billings was mouth[.] through the night several of the cattle was sick[.] Brother Bartholomew was on gard & he prayed for them[.] the[y] all Seemed well in the morning

Aug 24 Pleasant morning[.] drove the cattle up to the corell at 7[.] the[y] all Seemd well[.] Part of Brother Higbees company past us today[.] the Brethern come in about 2 PM from hunting[.] the[y] Killd 2 Buflo[,] 1 calf & 1 antilope[.] The meet [meat] was divided & all satisfied[.] Camp met togather for prayer at 8 PM[.] Brother C P Lott was mouth

Aug 25 Cool morning with a strong wind from the N[.] Camp met togather for prayer previous to starting[.] Joel Terry was mouth[.] moved off at 9[.] after Passing through where the road runs between the rocky ridge we seen a Camp to the south about half a mile of[f] the road[.] not Knowing what camp it was William Thompson went to see[.] found it was Brother John Packs Camp[.] he informed him that we had 9 of their Cattle di[e] since yesterday m[orning.] he said the[y] had lost 19 since the[y] Left the upper Platt[e] ferry[.] the[y] could not go along exept by taking part of their waggons & coming Back for the rest[.] going on father we past Brother [George Bentley] Teeple[s] & several other Brethern Belonging to T B [Benjamin T.] Mitchells 10[.] their cattle has died off so that the[y] have to take off part of the waggons & come back for the rest next day[.] the[y] have been doing so since Aug [black space.] Campt at ford N[umber] 4[.] little feed[.] no wood[.] plenty of water[.] Camp met togather at 7 PM to call apon the lord[.] Noah W Bartholomew was mouth[.] Several of the camp spoke a few minutes on humility faithfulness & diligence &c[.] after meeting was over Brother [Gilbert] Rolf[,] Green & [-] arived in our camp from HCK camp with 15 yoke of cattle to help us up[.] the[y] informd us that HCK was campd about 24 miles west[.] the[y] left at 10 & arived at our camp N[umber] 4 of ford at 8 PM

August 26 Pleasant morning[.] C P Lott informed me to rite a few lines to Brother Pack informing him to come & camp on ford N[umber] 4 where teems would be sent to help him up to H C Kimballs camp which I did[.] previous to starting the Camp met togather for prayer[.] Brother Joseph Fielding was mouth[.] Camp moved off at 9[.] the road was sandy[.] stopt & waterd at a small creek of clear watter four miles from the river[.] turned off the road & campd for the night on the Bank of the river 16 miles west of ford No 4[.] poor feed[.] plenty of watter[.] some willow bushes

Aug 27 Cool morning[.] Brother C P Lott started off for President H C Kimballs camp at 6 AM[.] Broght up our Cattle & Called the camp togather for prayer previous to starting[.] W[illiam] Thompson was mouth this morning[.] as we got half a mile from our Camping place Brother C P L met us[.] he said that President Kimball sent back word for all the strong teems to go back & help up Brother John Packs company exept the Cattle that had to return to winter Quarters where apon Brothers Rolf[,] Lott[,] Billings[,] Green[,] & Thompson returnd with 20 yoke of strong Cattle[.] the[y] found them camped on ford N[umber] 4 as we expected[.] the Brethern in Brother Packs company received us kindly &c[.] as we turnd back with the cattle it raind half a hour[.] after our teems started for Brother Packs camp some of our wagons hiched up & went in as the[y] went on to B[rother] H C K camp[.] brother K sent some cattle Back to bring up the wagons[.] there was 12 yoke sent but that was not suficiant[.] consequently on Monday some of the other teems belonging to the Company went back & Broght up the wagons

Aug 28 Brother Packs Camp moved off at 10 stopt & waterd at the small stream of clear watter 4 miles from the river[.] Camped at the same place on the river[.] after forming the corell Robert Barton [Burton] visited Brother Packs camp this evening from Prest Young[.] he in formed us that President Young was now at H C K Camp & that there had some 30 head of Cattle died in President Youngs camp since he camped near the Pacific springs

Aug 29 Camp moved off at 9[.] Crossed ford N[umber] 5 & asended a steep hill 1 & a half miles to the summit[.] when we got over this hill we could see the Camps near a small creek 2 feet wide Lat 42ºd.28’.36” [.] On coming up to the camp we found the first was the return wagons for winter Quarters[.] president Young & T Ball was there and coming up President Young exprest his satifaction to see us up &c[.] a little farther west was the return wagons from H C Kimballs Camp[.] a little father was President H C K camp[.] Brother Pack Campd close by on the west[.] here we left Brother Packs wagons after helping them some 25 miles west to our camp[.] going up Brother Herymans [Herriman’s] camp was 8 mile west of P[resident] H C Kimballs & father Billings camp was close by[.] a little farther west we found the camp[.] generaly all well[.] my wife Sarah was sick with Rheumatisms in her shoulders[.] I on [unhitched] the wagon that I was in & sent it Back To Winter Quarters for Brother Teminacus Rodgers with brothe[r] Joel Terry[.] got Sister Hyrum Smiths tent & put my load and family inside it[.] there was several wagons & a number of Cattle come from Presd Youngs camp to help us up to the pass

Aug 30 Cool morning[.] the Brethern was Buisy loading up the wagons that come from P Youngs camp last evening & stowing away the loading in other wagons Inorder to move on[.] the camps comenced moving off at Noon & continued to all got started[.] our camp moved off at 3 PM After H C K camp & camped on the river bank 4 miles south[.] plenty of fire wood water some grass[.] as we got our caralls formd several yoke of Cattle come in from P Youngs camp to help us up[.] Our Camp met togather this evening for prayer[.] Titus Billings was mouth[.] there was several remarks made by the Brethern conserning dilagence humility &c

Thur Aug 31 Cool morning Camps moved off at 9 in consequence of a strong wind in the South W[est] the dust Blew very thick[.] the teemsters was almost suficated

Friday September 1. 1848 Cool morning[.] Camps moved off at 9[.] it comenced raining about 8 AM & rained considerable through the day from the S.W. as we came forward to [blank space] Creek the Brethern informed us that Margret McKown died yesterday & the[y] were now Buerying her[.] She was interd [interred] about 1 mile West of Willow Creek on the north side of the road about 2 rods from the road[.] her Grave was levil & a board put on the South side of the road with her name cut on it oposite the grave[.] Camped on the Bank of the Sweet watter[.] here we found something like 130 yoke of cattle & wagons that Several Brethern Broght from the Valley[.] Part of President Youngs camps moved off today[.] [At] 5 PM President H C K Called the camp togather & instructed the Brethern to go on all that could in the morning & leave those that cannot go on & he said he would give them teems to go on with then he would do the Best he could[.] he then asked the captains of 10 how much teems the[y] wanted[.] by ading it up we found that there was 43 yoke of Oxen wanted in the Camps[.] the evening grew verry cold & Comenced hailing & raining & continued through the night

The [brethern] Broght some salt from the vally for the camps

Sat September 2 Cold wet morning[.] the Brethern are all Buisy gathering their Cattle[.] several cattle died through the night[.] Brother Kimballs Camp moved off this afternoon a mile & half[.] Cold wet evening[.] Strong wind in the west

Sun Sep 3 Cold frosty morning[.] Strong wind in the W[est.] Brother Herymans [Harriman’s] Camp moved off at 10 AM[.] Brother C P Lott called the camp togather for prayer at 3 PM[.] there was 2 famalies Camped close by this evening from the Valley going to the States

Mon Sep 4 Cold frosty morning[.] camp met togather for prayer[.] G Billings was mouth[.] Camp moved off at 9 AM[.] Brother Egans Camp moved off at half past 8 past by Brother Herymans [Harriman’s] Camp on Pecific [Pacific] Springs[.] moved on & carelld on pacific Creek half a mile Below the crossing[.] Brother J[ohn] D[oyle] Lees 10 was camped at the crosing[.] Brother Egans camp Carelld for the night 2 miles below us on the creek[.] plenty of feed & sage[.] no wood[.] Brother H C K sent 2 teem & wagon to Sister H Smith[.] Camp met for prayer at C P Lotts fire[.] C P L was mouth

Tues Sep 5 Cool frosty morning[.] Camp met for prayer[.] J S Lott mouth[.] moved off at 9[.] Brother Egans camp went at 8[.] past Brother Alfred Smith wagon at Big Sandy[.] his cattle left him the previous night[.] Brother Lees 10 moved off ahead of us[.] Campd for the night on little sandy 2 miles below the Crossing[.] Brother H C K & Brother Egans camp was 1 mile Below the crossing[.] prety good feed & plenty of sage & willows[.] Camp met for prayer at Brother Thompsons fire[.] Wm. T[hompson] was mouth

Wed Sep 6 pleasant cool morning[.] Camp met for prayer[.] Brother T[homas] Herington mouth[.] Camp moved off at 10[.] pleasant & warm with a fresh Brieze from the N[.] Campd for the night on Big Sandy above the crosing[.] when we come up Brother H C K & H Egans Camps was carelld[.] plenty of good feed[.] Some timber 1 mile up the river[.] plenty of good water[.] Camp met for prayer at Father Billings fire[.] Brother T[itus] B[illings] prayed[.] there was several good remarks made by J[oseph] F[ielding] concerning the oporations of the spirit &c after which Brother C P Lott spoke[.] P[resident] H C K come up to our meeting while Brother Lott was speaking[.] he was soliceted by B[rother] C P L[ott] to tell the duty of a cap[tain] &c[.] he said that every man should be his own cap[tain,] that a cap had to be able to govern himself then he could govern others & not till then &c[.] he said that the Brethern was not aware what the[y] had to go through before We arived to the god head[.] he said that when We would go back the[y] would be aplauded in asmuch as the[y] have done well & probably have to try it in another revolution &c

Sep 7 pleasant morning[.] Camp met for prayer[.] Brother N W B[artholomew] was mouth[.] Camps comenced moving at half past seven[.] President Young company taking the lead[.] Brother Pack Kimballs & Billings following[.] Pleasant but very dusty[.] comming into camp we [went] past Brother H Herymans camp[.] carelld on big Sandy Brother Kimball campt 2 miles farther west on the Bank of the river[.] Brother T Bilings camp Careled with him[.] tolerable feed[.] plenty of willows & sage

Friday Sep 8 Cool frosty morning[.] Camps moved off at 8[.] the road verry dusty coming up to Green River we past Brother John Packs Camp [at] Green river ford[.] the water was up over the fore axel[.] after crossing the river it comenced & rained a good shower from the SW which laid the dust acompanied with Thunder[.] Coming down green river about 3 miles we past Brother H Herymans [Harriman’s] camp & B Egans & Brother J D Lees 10[.] Camped for the night on the Bank of the river[.] tolerable good feed plenty of mudy watter & wood close by Camp met for prayer C P Lott mouth H C K camp come up in the evening and camped close by H C K Camp stopt & fed after crossing green river

Sat September 9 Cool damp morning[.] Camps comenced moving at 7 AM[.] Brother H Egans taking the Lead[.] Camp met for prayer previous to starting[.] W Thompson mouth[.] the road was dry & dusty till we come within 2 miles of Blacksfork it comenced & raind a little from the south west acompanied with some thunder[.] the road was some mudy with watter lying on it from 2 miles East of Blacks fork[.] we come up to Hams fork[.] we camped on the Bank of Hams fork[.] Brother Egans[,] Billing[,] Pack[,] & Kimball forming one large carell[.] plenty of feed watter & willows[.] Father Isaac Morleys camp was on the west [side of the] river. President Young left this morning

Sun Sep 10 Pleasant morning[.] Father Morley’s Company moved off at 8 AM[.] some of Brother Youngs & Kimballs company come up about 10 AM[.] pleasant day with a brieze from the W[.] Camps met togather at 4 PM[.] cool evening

Mon Sep 11 Pleasant morning[.] Camps moved off at half past Seven[.] pleasant day with a slight Brize from the W[.] Several of the camps corelld for the night on Blacks fork 4 crossing[.] some grass & wood[.] plenty of good watter[.] coming into camp it comenced raining[.] it raind considerable through the night[.] Camp met for prayer[.] Joseph Fielding mouth[.] Several of the Brethern & Sister spoke

Tuesday Sep 12 Cool damp morning[.] Camp met for prayer C P Lott mouth moved off at 9[.] T Billings camp taking the lead[.] Pleasent day[.] met Brothers D. Wiley & [blank space] from the vally[.] Brother Wiley had a span of Horses & waggon for Brother H C K & Brother [blank space] had 2 yoke of cattle for C P Lott[.] Campt near fort Bridger at 5 PM[.] some grass & plenty of wood & watter close By[.] Several of the Traders visited our camp with Buck & antilope Skins &c[.] coming into camp it comenced raining & raind considerable through the evening & night[.] Brother Whitney campd close & H C K by[.] Camp met for prayer[.] W Thompson mouth[.] Several of the Brethern spoke their feelings in the meeting exorting the Brethern to dilegence & faithfulness &c

Wed Sep 13 Cool damp morning[.] Camps moved off at 8[.] Strong wind in the W[.] about 2 PM met seven of the Brethern of the Batalion from the Valley on Sat[urday] 9 going to the states[.] Cool wind[.] Campt at the foot of a steep hill on a small mudy creek[.] plenty of wood watter & feed[.] Brother Kimballs camp all camped here

Thursday Sep 14 cool morning[.] about half past 6 it commenced snowing & snowed about 2 hours[.] Camps moved off at half past 8[.] as we were starting Several of the Brethern from the valley came up with 4 horse wagons going to the States on Buisness[.] among the rest [was] Brother & Sister Louis[.] coming to the fork of the road Brother Billings Camp took the South fork & H C K took the north fork[.] Campt about 5 miles from the fork on the top of a ridge[.] plenty of wood & feed[.] had to carry our watter one mile & half from springs in the side of the Bluff[.] N[ewell] K W[hitney] Camped close by[.] Camp met for prayer at Brother Harington [Harrington] mouth

Friday Sep 15 Cool frosty morning with a cool Brieze from the south[.] Brother Owens came to W T & got a poney from him to go to the valley[.] gatherd up the cattle at 7[.] some of the Brethern had to go to H C Kimballs camp for their Cattle as the[y] got mixt through the night[.] camp met for prayer C P Lott mouth[.] moved off at 8[.] coming up to Sulpher Creek there was several wagons campd Belonging to P Youngs camp[.] Brother N W Bartholomew Broke the Hing [hind] axel of his carage[.] as we come up to Bear river there was elevin lodges of the Snake Indians[.] Campt[.] Carelld for the night on the West Bank of Bear River half a mile from the crossing[.] plenty of grass wood & watter[.] the grass is mostly killd with frost[.] the indians visited our Camp trading service beries for corn &c[.] Camp met for prayer at W Thompson fire[.] H C K is campd close by on the west

Sat Sep 16 Cool frosty morning[.] the ise [ice] was half a inch thick in the watter pails[.] our cattle was scatterd 2 miles from the camp[.] one of Docta [Doctor] Burnhisles [Bernhisel] oxen died through the night[.] the Snake Indians visited our camp early this moring[.] Several of the Brethern traded for ponies[.] Camp met for prayer previous to starting[.] G Billings mouth[.] come up to yellow creek & stopt to water our Cattle[.] while there H C K come up & we carelld on the Bank of Yellow Creek Second crossing[.] Brother Pack & Egan com[e] up shortly after & campt close by[.] good feed & watter[.] no wood

Sun Sep 17 Cool frosty morning[.] Brethern gatherd up the Cattle at 7 & Brother Pack & Billings camp moved off at half past 8 leaving Brother Egan & Kimballs camps in carell[.] 2 miles west of Echo creek by a cold spring on the right of the road we past Brother Herymans [Harriman’s] Camp in Carell [corral.] all well a little farther west we past Brother Peter Conovers 10 campt for the night[.] Past Brothe[r] T Bullock Gardners 10 is camp near the deep cold Spring South side of the road[.] Brother Pack Carelld for the night near the deep revene 1¼ from the cold Spring[.] we campt on the Bank of Echo creek coming in a little before sun down[.] near the cold spring we met Brother James Lawson from the vally with a span of horses to help Sister Smith[.] plenty of feed & watter & wood close by[.] we bilt a good fire in the corele & the camp met togather[.] the meeting was opend by singing & prayer By Joseph Fielding[.] the meeting was open for the Brethern to do as the[y] felt[.] Broth. C P Lott spoke for some length concerning the unity of the saints &c[.] he said that H C K Instructed Father Billings & him to move on and have a meeting & of thanksgiving & dedicate and consecrate ourselves to the Lord afresh[.] where apon C P Lott called a vote to see if it was the minds of the meeting to do as H C K Instructed us unanimous[.] Brother Thompson & Ryle[,] Billings[,] Lawson & other followd with remarks conserning the goodness & mercy of God in preserving us thus far on our journey & conserning the work we were engaged in &c &c[.] the meeting was good[.] the spirit of the Lord was with us[.] all felt well[.] the unity of the spirit prevaild

Mon Sep 18 Cool morning[.] our cattle was scatterd over the Tops of the mountains[.] gatherd them up & moved off at 8[.] Brother John Packs camp followed close after[.] We had to cross Echo Creek Several times today[.] some of the crossings teems stalld & we had to double at the Swampy Springs at the foot of the Bluff[.] Several teems got staled as the wagons got up to the Hub[.] campt at the west Bank of the Last crossing of Echo creek[.] when we come up Brother Wm. Burgesses company was in Corell close by[.] Part of Brother Packs company carrald with us for the night[.] Thomas Bullock past us a little before sun down[.] campt near the Bank of the Weber for the night[.] camp met for prayer[.] Brother Myers mouth

Tues Sep 19 Cool morning[.] W Thompson went Back after a ox of Brother Joseph Fielding that was left at a creek (Echo) & found it with N W Bartholomew close to the east side of the willows on Echo Creek[.] got Back previous to the camp starting[.] camp met for prayer[.] Titus Billings mouth[.] moved off at 9[.] Brother Burgesses camp moved off a head of us & campt on the East Bank of the Weber near the ford[.] the Sisters comenced to wash as there was plenty of wood & watter close by[.] tolerable good feed[.] about 2 P M 2 men from the valley came up with some Cattle to help Brother Bankhead[.] Brother John Packs camp come up shortly after us[.] camp met for prayer[.] Brother Myers mouth[.] Several of the Brethern & Sister spoke their feelings

Wed Sep 20 Pleasant cool morning[.] gatherd up the catle & met for prayer[.] C P L[ott] mouth[.] moved off at 9[.] Brother Harington [Harrington] was detaind as one of his cows hid in the Brush on the Weber[.] our road was tolerable rough[.] coming up 6 miles from the river we met 7 of the Calafornia Brethern returning to winter Quarters taking with them a parsel of mules to bring their families[.] a little farther we past Brother Alexander Naughton on the way side waiting for teem[.] Crossing a small creek Brother Smith Broke his axel[.] he got a waggon from Brother Myers[.] Campt on the East Bank of Canon Creek[.] plenty of wood watter & feed close by[.] When we come up here Brother Chapman & Ryle was campt there[.] Brother Ryle had his wagon tuns [tongues] Broke coming over a small mudy Creek[.] He[,] Docter Burnhiesel & Brother Chapman Built a Bridge close by to save the mud hole[.] Brother Heryman [Harriman’s] Camp is about half a mile east of us[.] Brother Harrington come up at dark[.] W T went to meet him to plate [pilot] him in to camp[.] B H said that Brother Kimballs camp stopt him[.] to [two of] the horse teems would pass & then all the rest of the company rusht By him & detaind him one hour & half[.] Camp met for prayer[.] Henery [Henry] Royal was mouth[.] it comenced raining about 12 & raind through the night[.] B H informed us that H C K Camps was in coral about 1 mile east of us[.] the road was rough today[.] Sidelin & some Bad creeks to cross[.] Campt nearly at sun down[.] Plenty of wood watter & feed on Canyon creek

Thursday Sep 21 wet morning[.] gatherd up the Cattle[.] the camps comenced moving off at 9[.] Brother H Henrymans [Henry Harriman] Taking the lead[.] our road was rough today with some Bad creeks to cross[.] the Loose Cattle was verry bad to drive today as the road was among brush along a creek Bottom along Canyon creek[.] Campt for the night near where we begin to assend the highest mountain on the way[.] after we got our carell formd a Brother found Brother Mitchells 10 come up[.] also Brother H C K company H C K camp near the foot of the steep hill[.] our camp met for Prayer[.] N W Batholomew mouth[.] it raind considerable through the night[.] our camping place was not very good for feed[.] But plenty of wood & water

Friday Sep 22 damp cool morning[.] our cattle was considerably Scatterd this morning[.] moved off at 10[.] the road was rough & [-] with some bad places to cross Past H C K Camp[.] We didnot get started till late as some of their cattle strayed off through the night[.] our road was rough[.] when we got on the top of the high mountain we had a view of the South Part of the vally[.] when desending the steep hill we had to lock both wheels of the wagon[.] the road to desend being new was pretty good[.] campt for the night on Browns creek near Sun down[.] the most of the companys of H C K camped on the creek[.] Plenty of feed[.] wood & watter

Sat Sep 23 Cool morning[.] Camps comenced moving off at 7[.] it comenced raining about 8 & got very cold & continued about 2 hours which detaind the camps at the foot of the Last Ridge[.] when the rain was over we comenced assending the Last Ridge[.] here we had to put from 4 to 7 yoke of cattle to a waggon as the hill was some wet & slippy[.] Quite a number of waggons had to camp at the foot of the Hill as the creek was so difacult to cross

 

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