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September 7, 1853

Wednesday 7th. This morning could not find all our cattle, concluded to lay by to-day, found them about 10 o’clock, after dinner drove about half a mile to better water and camped for the night.

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August 26, 1853

Friday August 26th. Laid by all day today for a 22 mile drive tomorrow.

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August 21, 1853

Sunday 21st. Laid by all day to-day. Plenty of Indians about our camp with fish and ponies for trade. Lost one ox and one cow last night.

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August 6, 1853

Saturday August 6th. Drove to Snake River ferry this morning 6 miles and found we could not cross till sometime next week. Concluded to ferry ourselves again, drove to our place to ferry and camped and laid still till Monday … Continue reading

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July 12 and 13, 1853

Tuesday the 12th, & Wednesday the 13th. Started this morning to travel the Kinney cutoff which is to take the left hand road after crossing Little Sandy, thence to Big Sandy for 17 miles, then strike it again for the … Continue reading

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July 10, 1853

Sunday July the 10th. Laid by all day to-day.

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July 8, 1853

Friday the 8th. This morning while Nelson and one of the others were herding cattle they discovered some fragments of clothes and camping utensils, and upon examination found a gold watch and key in an old pantaloons pocket. From the … Continue reading

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June 24, 1853

Friday the 24th. To Platte River Bridge, 9 miles crossing, several fine branches in the distance. Stopped at noon opposite the bridge. Grass poor. Concluded rather than pay six dollars per wagon, we would ferry our wagons over. Drove 4 … Continue reading

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May 6, 1853

Friday the 6th. Lost 1 ox last night, but found him again without much trouble. Commenced raining about noon and rained all night. Have not traveled any to-day.

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