History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<May 19  > , but by the mouth of the Lord it was named ; because, said he, it is the place where Adam shall come  to visit his people, or the ancient of days shall sit as spoken of  by Daniel the Prophet.

20 May 1838 • Sunday

<Sunday. 20> Sunday the 20th. was spent by our company principally at ; but near the close of the day we struck our tents  and travelled about six miles north, and <en>camped for the night,  in company with and Co.— who are were also travelling north.

21 May 1838 • Monday

<21.> Monday 21st. This morning after making some locations in this place,  which is in township 61, Range 27 and 28, we returned to , about 2 miles, to secure some land near , whi[c]h  we passed the day before previous, and finding a mistake in the  former survey, I sent the surveyor south five or six miles to  obtain a correct line, while some of us tarried to obtain water for the  <Council on  > camp. In the evening I called a council of the brethren, to know whether  it was wisdom to go immediately into the North country, or tarry here and here abouts, to s[e]cure the land on , &c. The brethren spoke their minds  freely on the subject: when I stated to the Council that I felt impressed to  tarry, and secure all the land near by, that is not secured, between  this and , Especially on . Concurred  and the council voted unanimously to secure the land on  <x> and between this and . <Elders and arrived at , from Eng.>

22 May 1838 • Tuesday

<22.> Tuesday 22d. went east with a company and  selected some of the best locations in the , and returned with a  good report of that vicinity, and valueable locations which might be  secured. Following awhile in the course of the Co.— I returned to  camp, in , and from thence went west to  obtain some game to supply our necessities. We discovered  some antiquities about one mile west of the camp, consisting  <Stone Mounds> of stone mounds, apparently erected in square piles, though  somewhat decayed, and obliterated by the weather of many  years. These mounds were probably Erected by the aborigine  of the land to secrete Treasures. We returned without game.

23 May 1838 • Wednesday

<23> Wednesday 23d. We all travelled east, locating lands, to secure a  claim; on , and near the city of .  Towards evening I accompanied to s, and  the remainder of the company returned to their tents.

24 May 1838 • Thursday

<24.> Thursday 24th.. This moining the Company returned to to finish the survey, accompanied by and  . And I returned to ;

25 May 1838 • Friday

<25> Friday 25th. The company put up the and made  some locations. In the P.M. they struck their tents and  removed to s’.—

26 May 1838 • Saturday

<26> Saturday 26th. they surveyed  lands on the other side the opposite

27 May 1838 • Sunday

<27> Sunday 27th. They spent at s.—

28 May–1 June 1838 • Monday–Friday

<28> Monday 28 The company started for home. (.) And I  left the same day. in company with Brother  and 15 or 20 others, to seek locations in the North, and about noon [p. 798]
May 19 , but by the mouth of the Lord it was named ; because, said he, it is the place where Adam shall come to visit his people, or the ancient of days shall sit as spoken of by Daniel the Prophet.

20 May 1838 • Sunday

Sunday. 20 Sunday the 20th. was spent by our company principally at ; but near the close of the day we struck our tents and travelled about six miles north, and encamped for the night, in company with and Co.— who were also travelling north.

21 May 1838 • Monday

21. Monday 21st. This morning after making some locations in this place, which is in township 61, Range 27 and 28, we returned to , about 2 miles, to secure some land near , which we passed the day previous, and finding a mistake in the former survey, I sent the surveyor south five or six miles to obtain a correct line, while some of us tarried to obtain water for the Council on camp. In the evening I called a council of the brethren, to know whether it was wisdom to go immediately into the North country, or tarry here and hereabouts, to secure the land on , &c. The brethren spoke their minds freely on the subject: when I stated to the Council that I felt impressed to tarry, and secure all the land near by, that is not secured, between this and , Especially on . Concurred and the council voted unanimously to secure the land on x and between this and . Elders and arrived at , from Eng.

22 May 1838 • Tuesday

22. Tuesday 22d. went east with a company and selected some of the best locations in the , and returned with a good report of that vicinity, and valueable locations which might be secured. Following awhile in the course of the Co.— I returned to camp, in , and from thence went west to obtain some game to supply our necessities. We discovered some antiquities about one mile west of the camp, consisting Stone Mounds of stone mounds, apparently erected in square piles, though somewhat decayed, and obliterated by the weather of many years. These mounds were probably Erected by the aborigine of the land to secrete Treasures. We returned without game.

23 May 1838 • Wednesday

23 Wednesday 23d. We all travelled east, locating lands, to secure a claim; on , and near the city of . Towards evening I accompanied to s, and the remainder of the company returned to their tents.

24 May 1838 • Thursday

24. Thursday 24th.. This moining the Company returned to to finish the survey, accompanied by and . And I returned to ;

25 May 1838 • Friday

25 Friday 25th. The company put up the and made some locations. In the P.M. they struck their tents and removed to s’.—

26 May 1838 • Saturday

26 Saturday 26th. they surveyed lands on the other side the opposite

27 May 1838 • Sunday

27 Sunday 27th. They spent at s.—

28 May–1 June 1838 • Monday–Friday

28 Monday 28 The company started for home. (.) And I left the same day. in company with Brother and 15 or 20 others, to seek locations in the North, and about noon [p. 798]
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