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July 3, 1853

Sunday 3rd. Sunday is here again. But the weary traveler knows no rest. We had a very good camp last night, except water. This river is so strongly impregnated with alkili that it is hardly fit to use, but we … Continue reading

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June 20, 1853

Monday 20th. Quite cool yet this morning, hail stones lying around our tents. Reached La Bonta by 2 o’clock, distance of 10 miles. Four miles this side is Red Bank creek, a good camp, good water, fuel plenty, and grass … Continue reading

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June 18, 1853

Saturday the 18th. Started at 6:30 o’clock. Came to Porters Rock in three miles, reached Bitterwood creek at noon. Some brush along this creek. Lost one of our cattle. After hunting about 2 hours found him ahead in a drove. … Continue reading

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June 17, 1853

Friday June the 17th. Started early, passed warm springs about 2 o’clock. After leaving the springs we came up a deep hollow at the head of which is a very bad hill to ascend. Two miles from this we camped … Continue reading

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June 8, 1853

Wednesday the 8th. Rolled out quite early. Sunset brought us 20 miles farther on our long and tedious journey. Nothing had occurred today worthy of note.

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June 4, 1853

Saturday the 4th. Quite pleasant in the morning, but had a shower in the evening. Started 2 buffalo about a mile from the road. Nelson wounded one of them, but did not get him, being on foot. Some on horseback … Continue reading

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June 3, 1853

Friday the 3rd. Started early, commenced raining and continued until near noon. Cloudy all day. Drove 20 miles to-day.

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May 16, 1853

Monday the 16th. Stormy this morning, started late and camped early. Very disagreeable. Traveled roads pretty good considering we have had so much rain.

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May 15, 1853

Sunday the 15th. Started about nine o’clock, traveled about six miles found a better camp and stopped till morning.

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May 14, 1853

Saturday the 14th. One of our wagon wheels begin [sic] to crack, fearful of it, don’t know what to do if it breaks down for timber is scarce here, the wind blows a perfect hurricane to our backs, the oxen … Continue reading

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