company. This Frenchman has spent eighteen months, trapping, in the region of the Salt Lake and has given a fair description of the country.
Coun said he has had every opportunity during his mission to the East to search into every thing extant pertaining to . He also has had conversation with two gentlemen who live there and only stay in the as Agents. From them he has learned many things pertaining to that country. There is a good Wagon Road to leading on from Missouri. It follows the Platte, going in between the mountains, after which the roads fork, one going to and the other to . At the place where [p. ]
Probably Charles Paquet (or Packet), a fur trader from Montreal, Canada. Paquet married Achsah Copley, a member of Emmett’s company, while they were living at Fort Vermillion in 1845. Paquet later joined the church and moved to Utah. (Hartley, My Best for the Kingdom, 409; Cummings, Journal, 3 May 1846; Entry for “Charles Packet,” Spanish Fork Ward, Utah Stake, High Priests Record and Minute Book, 14.)
Hartley, William G. My Best for the Kingdom: History and Autobiography of John Lowe Butler, a Mormon Frontiersman. Salt Lake City: Aspen Books, 1993.
Cummings, James Willard. Journal, Mar.–June 1846. James Willard Cummings, Papers, ca. 1839–1852, 1877–1879. CHL.
Spanish Fork Ward, Utah Stake. High Priests Record and Minute Book, 1866–1898. Spanish Fork Ward, Utah Stake, Melchizedek Priesthood Minutes and Records, 1866– 1898. CHL.
In early December 1844 Pratt left Nauvoo on a mission to “go to the city of New York, to take charge of the press in that city, to regulate and counsel the emigration that may come that way from Europe, and to take the presidency of all the eastern churches.” He arrived back in Nauvoo on 26 August 1845 and reported on his mission in a council meeting involving Young and several other apostles on 27 August 1845. That meeting included discussion of rumors in the East regarding the future of California. (News Item, Times and Seasons, 1 Dec. 1844, 5:727; Clayton, Journal, 26 and 27 Aug. 1845; Richards, Journal, 27 Aug. 1845.)
Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.