Category Archives: disease and illness

August 18, 1853

Thursday 18th. Nelson dreads the road this morning being compelled to ride over the mountains owing to a severe attack of cholera morbus last night. The road after leaving camp strikes over the mountains to Boise River about 5 miles … Continue reading

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June 6, 1853

Monday the 6th. Started quite early this morning, traveled till about 9 o’clock, came to some grass and stopped till noon, then traveled till 4 o’clock. Drove 15 miles to-day. Roads very heavy. I am quite unwell to-day, scarcely able … Continue reading

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May 7, 1853

Saturday the 7th. Started very early without our breakfast in order to be first at the ferry. Got there and while waiting the rope broke. We then turned and went to another ferry 7 miles above. Passed a wagon said … Continue reading

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