Journal, March–September 1838

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is a tribuitary to , where we camped  for the night, we passed this day a beautifull  country of land, a majority of which is Prarie which  signifies untimbered land and thickly covered with  grass and weeds, there is a plenty of wild game in  this land, such as Deer, Turkey, Hens, Elk, &.c.  we saw a large black wolf, Prest smith put on  his dog after the wolf and <we> followed on after, but the  wolf out run us and we lost, the <Him> wolf we have nothing  to fear in camping out except Rattle sknakes  which are peculiar <natural> to this country, though not  verry numerous, we turn our horses loose and let  them feed in the prairie,
<19 sat> The next morning we struck our tents, and marched  crossed at the mouth of  at a place called , is  as large beautifull deep and rapid stream  and will undoubtedly admit of steam Boat and  other water craft navigation, and at the mouth  of is a splendid harbour for the safe ty of such crafts, and also for landing freight  We next kept up the mostly in the timber  for ten miles, untill we came to Col. ’s who lives at the foot of , a  name appropriated by Prest smith, in consequence  of the remains of an old Nephitish Alter an  Tower, In the after where we camped for the sab ath, In the after part of the day, Prest<s.> smith and   and , went to about a  half mile from this place up the , for the  purpose of near said , in Towns hip 60, Range 27 & 28, and Sections 25, 36, 31, 30,  which was called a name appropri ated by the bretheren present, But after wards  named by the mouth of [the] Lord and was called  , because said he it [p. 43]
is a tribuitary to , where we camped for the night, we passed this day a beautifull country of land, a majority of which is Prarie which signifies untimbered land and thickly covered with grass and weeds, there is a plenty of wild game in this land, such as Deer, Turkey, Hens, Elk, &.c. we saw a large black wolf, Prest smith put on his dog after the wolf and we followed on after, but the wolf out run us and we lost, Him we have nothing to fear in camping out except Rattle sknakes which are natural to this country, though not verry numerous, we turn our horses loose and let them feed in the prairie,
19 sat The next morning we struck our tents, and marched crossed at the mouth of at a place called , is a large beautifull deep and rapid stream and will undoubtedly admit of steam Boat and other water craft navigation, and at the mouth of is a splendid harbour for the safety of such crafts, and also for landing freight We next kept up the mostly in the timber for ten miles, untill we came to Col. ’s who lives at the foot of , a name appropriated by Prest smith, in consequence of the remains of an old Nephitish Alter an Tower, where we camped for the sabath, In the after part of the day, Prests. smith and and , went to about a half mile from this place up the , for the purpose of near said , in Township 60, Range 27 & 28, and Sections 25, 36, 31, 30, which was called a name appropriated by the bretheren present, But after wards named by the mouth of [the] Lord and was called , because said he it [p. 43]
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