Journal, March–September 1838

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  • Historical Introduction
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The following is letter from
Nine Miles from Ind.
Bro. Joseph
I sit down to inform you of our  situation at the present time. I started from   Ohio the 7th of May, in company with  , , ,  & Lewis Rob[b]ins, and families, also  is one of our number, we started with 15 horses  seven wagons, & two cows, we have left two horses  by the way sick one with a swelling in <on> his shoul der, a 3rd horse (as it were our dependance) was  taken lame, last evening and is not able to  travel, and we have stop[p]ed to docter him  We were disappointed on every hand before we  started, in getting money, we got no assistance  whatever only as we have taken in  and she has assisted us as far as her means  extends, we had when we started $75 dollars  in money, we sold the 2 cows for $13.50 per  cow we have sold of your goods to the amt  of $45.74 and now we have only $25 dollars  to carry 28 souls & 13 horses, 500 miles, we have  lived very close and camped out knight, notwithst anding the rain & cold, & my babe only 2 we eks old when we started, is very feeble   & are not well but very much  fatigued, has a severe cold, and it is  nothing in fact but the prayer of faith and the  power of God, that will sustain them and bring  them through, our carriage is good and I think  we shall be braught through, I leave it with  you and to devise some way to assist  us to some more expence money, we have had  unaccountable road <bad> roads, had our horses down  in the mud, and broke of[f] one wagon tongue [p. 50]
The following is letter from
Nine Miles from Ind.
Bro. Joseph
I sit down to inform you of our situation at the present time. I started from Ohio the 7th of May, in company with , , , & Lewis Robbins, and families, also is one of our number, we started with 15 horses seven wagons, & two cows, we have left two horses by the way sick one with a swelling on his shoulder, a 3rd horse (as it were our dependance) was taken lame, last evening and is not able to travel, and we have stopped to docter him We were disappointed on every hand before we started, in getting money, we got no assistance whatever only as we have taken in and she has assisted us as far as her means extends, we had when we started $75 dollars in money, we sold the 2 cows for $13.50 per cow we have sold of your goods to the amt of $45.74 and now we have only $25 dollars to carry 28 souls & 13 horses, 500 miles, we have lived very close and camped out knight, notwithstanding the rain & cold, & my babe only 2 weeks old when we started, is very feeble & are not well but very much fatigued, has a severe cold, and it is nothing in fact but the prayer of faith and the power of God, that will sustain them and bring them through, our carriage is good and I think we shall be braught through, I leave it with you and to devise some way to assist us to some more expence money, we have had unaccountable bad roads, had our horses down in the mud, and broke off one wagon tongue [p. 50]
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