Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1896-2001, 29 May 1848, 2.
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This day Thomas Bullock also wrote from Elkhorn to Elder Willard Richards at Winter Quarters as follows:
["]After much difficulty I am here.["] On the 2nd day's journey with the whole six yoke on the record wagon, one of [John] Mercer's and one of Blezard's oxen gave out-got stuck in the mud- had four fresh yoke to pull me over the
Tapion <Pafellion> [Papillion]. Three small yoke of Father [Isaac] Morley's pulled it up the steep hill west of the Tapion easy, but <for> the sick, poor team to it is <was> hard work. On Saturday the sick oxen were put together and the two odd steers put together; they <w>ent pretty well, but Brother [Daniel] Thomas is afraid they won't get through
Pres. [Brigham] Young told me last night that part of my load must be cached up till the teams came from the mountains.
Bullock. <(Letter on file)>