George Morris reminiscences, circa 1867-1886, 66-69.
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. . . when I had been about 5 days in Winter quarters I had larned that there was much sickness in the place and A Desease called the Blackleg which took the people very suddenly and sent them into eternity in A very short time[.] I had had so much sickness for the two years past that I had become allmost afraid to ere [hear] it spoken of so I concluded as the Companies had not yet started out from the Elk Horn where thay whare Organizing that if I could by any means pass without exananation [examination] I whould try my fortune by rooling into the Vallays of the Mountains of Israll [Israel,] alltho but illey prepered for such an undertaking as I had but about three hundred lbs of flour and 2 Bushels of Sheled Corn which was all in the shape of Breadstufs that I was able to muster and there whare 5 of us in famaly[.] now the greatest dificulty that Presented itself was my being able to pass with out being examaned[.] but the Lord directed me through for it was his will that I should go so I endevoured to keep myself posted up on the time of starting and on the day the Companies whare to break Camp I rooled up to the place just after thay had