Transcript

Transcript for McBride, Reuben A., Journals, 1860-1862; 1867, vol. 1, 9 p

[August] 5
Busy preparing to start[.] went to Omaha. Br. Eldrige [Eldredge] came up on the Wood Eagle. Her priott house roof wass full of ball holes the be afsionsts made while cuming up the River.

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Florance [Florence]

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florance

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florance Mooved camp to the Paunee [Pawnee] Springs

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Florance went to Big Pappea tiped over wagon broke one tung.

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Went to the Big Pappea tiped over wagon

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Camped on the Elk horn[.] rote to illegible Wife for her to sind me 2 horses

Tuesday, August the 12 th /62 Camped at a small lake close to the Platt[e]

3 1/2 miles from Fremont. a nice camp/<ground>

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traveled 13 miles. Camped on the Banks of the Platt[e] Island in the River had a thunder storm, lightning struck me and others lightly

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prsed on up the Platt, teams traveling very well

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came to wood River Camped at Johnsons Ranch. J.W Young came during the night.

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Brs. Lyman, Rich, and Others came, stoped with us after noon went 7 miles. I went and seen Sisters Oens who had stoped at Sister Oliver's, All from Manchester, the girls are sick.

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Went to the Platt, opisit fort Kerney[.] Stoped in to one Br. Lyman & Rich. Spoke to the camp

23, Sunday
Brs. Lyman & Rich went on for utah. I would have went with them if Bro. Dames he[a]lth had permitted me leaving the freight train, as all of the Brethren appeared anxious that I should go home with them[.] it would have been mor plesant to me but duty forbid me[.] we camped on a illegible

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passed at Elm Creek came to Buffalo Creek, Br. Bats over took us. Br. Allferd [Alfred] Betz took his mules and took them on to his train[.] we in camped on Buffalo Creek.

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in the morning saw plenty of Buffalo. passed on up the creek found some plums but went out Buffalo hunting[.] one of the Swiss shot one just as the Buffalo wer[e] coming clos[e] whair [where] I lay in wait for them. we dressed them and took him to camp.

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come to the Platt[e.] plenty of wood and grass[.] Sister Surage [Ann Surridge or Surrage] was killed

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up Platt[e].

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pawnee Springs, time passed on, nothing of note traveling very slow

September [18]62

6 th Camped 4 miles from Woolf Creek, a man came to our camp after dark, sayed he had come from utah, stayed all night had two horses, one [illegible]

7 th came to Woolf Creek. Large sand hill did not keep the old Road went a Round about way. Detained all day[.] camped on Platt.

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Oct. 10
left head of sweet watter. Crossed the south Pass. Met Br. H. Newell with cattle to asist us.

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Stoped on the Pacific Creek aranged our loading.

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Came to the little Sandy

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Big Sandy Crossed Green River on the 15 or 16

good crossing stoped thier all Day

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Passed John Youngs train erley[.] they had lost theire cattle[.] at 9 a.m. Met J. W. Young[.] I Wen[t] over to Bri[d]ger. Send a telegraph dispach to Press. Young. Camped on Muddy

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Came from Mud[d]y Station hard Road and up hill cattle [illegible]

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Started from Quaking Asp[en] Hill met many teams from utah loaded with grain goin to diferant mail Stations on the Road at Bair [Bear] River[.] Met 4 teams for us[.] camped at illegibleCreek.

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Started from the ox train at. 10. AM. With Br Lees for GSL City, Morning rather cool little rain, Met stage, traveled lively all day[.] camped in Echo Kanion [Canyon]

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Starte 5 miles from the Mouth of Echo kanion came to the Weber[.] Met Br. S.P. Hoit [Hoyt] and Bennett[.] hert [heard] from home[.] father not yet returned from Calliforniah [California.] came up Silver Creek kanion. Dugway nearly 5 miles. Mules ran away tiped over wagon and [illegible]

Saturday October 25/[18]62
Started from Silver creek came By parlies [Parley's] park and down parlies Kanion[.] very Bad road. was with Josiah Lee’s 4 mule team[.] arived in Great Salt Lake City at 5. PM.

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