History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<July 3> David Jones, Fayette.
John Lowry, Munroe. Urban V. Stewart, Williamson.
James McFate, Montgomery. L[yman] O. Littlefield, Clinton. , Madison.
Theodore Curtiss. . Samuel Keele, Jefferson.
James Hale, Washington.
George W. Thatcher and John A. Forgeus. .
Jacob H. Butterfield, Henderson. George Middah, Clay.
James M. Munroe, Cranford. Ezra Chase, Coles.
Jesse Chase, Edgar.
Amos Lowell, Clark. John Miller, Whitesides. William Martin, Christian.
Reuben Parkhurst, De Witt. John Keele, Perry. George W. Langley, Johnson.
James M. Henderson, Gallatin. James W. Cummings Randolph.
, Shelby. , Knox.
and John Wakefield Peoria.
President.
, Clerk.”
About noon Gen. with 25 men, returned, formed a square in front of my house, and sung a new song. I went out shook hands with each individual and blest them in the name of the Lord. the following is a report of their expedition.
“The detachment left the main body of the Camp and started from McQueens Mills about 1 a.m. on Monday the 26th. of June under the command of as follows. , , , Trueman [Truman] R. Barlow, James W. Cummings, Daniel Carnes, , , Stephen Abbott, Charles W. Hubbard. A. L. Fullmer, Joel E Terry, Alfred Brown, Dr. , Thomas Woolsey, O. M. Duel, Dr. Samuel Bennett, [blank] Babcock, Isaiah Whitesides, Jesse B. Nichols, , Samuel Gulley and four or five others, on horses, with one Baggage wagon drawn by two horses, with instructions to proceed to Peoria, there cross the , and then proceed up the East side of the River on the main stage road leading from to Ottowa, we travelled till about 3 o’Clock in the morning, when we halted for about an hour, and put out a guard, at day break we again took up the line of March, and traveled thro’ the day, mostly without a road and the following night till near day break of the 27th. and again made a halt for an hour and passed through Ellesvile before sunrise <when going thro that village, the people were opening their shops, and many persons came in their shirts to the window. and J. W. Cummings were behind the Company about six rods, when one man came running up, full of anxiety, and enquired “where in the world are you all going to?” who carried a very sanctified face, drawled out “we-re-a-hunting a wheel-barrow’s nest.”>, after which we again resumed the march, <about noon halted> on the Kick-a-poo creek, and sent and A. L. Fulmer to Peoria, to see Lawyer Charles C. Ballance, and obtain what information they could from him, [illegible][2 words illegible] and about 2 P.M. crossed the at Peoria, where we obtained supplies for our further journey. here we left and with instructions to hail the Steamer Maid of Iowa, and procure what information they had of the whereabouts of brother Joseph Smith.
The Company after crossing the river proceeded nearly due East till they intersected the stage road running from to Ottawa, at a small town named Washington 10 miles East of Peoria, there we stopped for about an hour and fed our horses, at dusk we again resumed the march on the stage road towards Ottowa, and traveled about 10 miles to Black partridge point, and camped for the night.
At day break of the 28th. we were on the march, traveled about 35 miles to the Town of Magnolia and halted for noon, where we fed ourselves and animals [p. 1658]
July 3 David Jones, Fayette.
John Lowry, Munroe. Urban V. Stewart, Williamson.
James McFate, Montgomery. Lyman O. Littlefield, Clinton. , Madison.
Theodore Curtiss. . Samuel Keele, Jefferson.
James Hale, Washington.
George W. Thatcher and John A. Forgeus. .
Jacob H. Butterfield, Henderson. George Middah, Clay.
James M. Munroe, Cranford. Ezra Chase, Coles.
Jesse Chase, Edgar.
Amos Lowell, Clark. John Miller, Whitesides. William Martin, Christian.
Reuben Parkhurst, De Witt. John Keele, Perry. George W. Langley, Johnson.
James M. Henderson, Gallatin. James W. Cummings Randolph.
, Shelby. , Knox.
and John Wakefield Peoria.
President.
, Clerk.”
About noon Gen. with 25 men, returned, formed a square in front of my house, and sung a new song. I went out shook hands with each individual and blest them in the name of the Lord. the following is a report of their expedition.
“The detachment left the main body of the Camp and started from McQueens Mills about 1 a.m. on Monday the 26th. of June under the command of as follows. , , , Trueman [Truman] R. Barlow, James W. Cummings, Daniel Carnes, , , Stephen Abbott, Charles W. Hubbard. A. L. Fullmer, Joel E Terry, Alfred Brown, Dr. , Thomas Woolsey, O. M. Duel, Dr. Samuel Bennett, [blank] Babcock, Isaiah Whitesides, Jesse B. Nichols, , Samuel Gulley and four or five others, on horses, with one Baggage wagon drawn by two horses, with instructions to proceed to Peoria, there cross the , and then proceed up the East side of the River on the main stage road leading from to Ottowa, we travelled till about 3 o’Clock in the morning, when we halted for about an hour, and put out a guard, at day break we again took up the line of March, and traveled thro’ the day, mostly without a road and the following night till near day break of the 27th. and again made a halt for an hour and passed through Ellesvile before sunrise when going thro that village, the people were opening their shops, and many persons came in their shirts to the window. and J. W. Cummings were behind the Company about six rods, when one man came running up, full of anxiety, and enquired “where in the world are you all going to?” who carried a very sanctified face, drawled out “we-re-a-hunting a wheel-barrow’s nest.”, after which we again resumed the march, about noon halted on the Kick-a-poo creek, and sent and A. L. Fulmer to Peoria, to see Lawyer Charles C. Ballance, and obtain what information they could from him, and about 2 P.M. crossed the at Peoria, where we obtained supplies for our further journey. here we left and with instructions to hail the Steamer Maid of Iowa, and procure what information they had of the whereabouts of brother Joseph Smith.
The Company after crossing the river proceeded nearly due East till they intersected the stage road running from to Ottawa, at a small town named Washington 10 miles East of Peoria, there we stopped for about an hour and fed our horses, at dusk we again resumed the march on the stage road towards Ottowa, and traveled about 10 miles to Black partridge point, and camped for the night.
At day break of the 28th. we were on the march, traveled about 35 miles to the Town of Magnolia and halted for noon, where we fed ourselves and animals [p. 1658]
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