William Carruth autobiography and journal, 1856-1863, 17-19, 26.
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We Know [now] started on our jurney for G.S. Lake by way of Counsil [Council] Bluffs or winter quarters distance about 350 miles. Br. [Brother] James and I went by land with a span of horses. The rest of the family went up the Mossuri [Missouri] river by steamboat; meet at Council Bluf[f]s Bought oxen and wagons for our jurney across the plains. Started from winter quarters. June 1st 1848. In precedant [president] Brigham Youngs company, I could injoy myself the best those days that I could find leasure to go out into the hills and hunt Buffalo. I used to injoy myself in company with a young man named. Jarvis Johnston, one circumstance of a buffalo hunt may answer for the whole; one day before leaving sweet-watter [Sweetwater]. we stoped for the purpose of killing and drying some buffalo meat; Earl:
the distance on this rout[e] is about 900 miles