August 14, 1853

Sunday August the 14th. Some of our neighbor’s cattle died last night, but we lost none. They seem to be well when they turn them out and in the morning find them dead. Drove 5 miles and came to another creek, 7 miles farther and we came to another creek, one half a mile from which are hot spring branches. Water not good. One mile farther and to the right of the road are the hot springs. These springs are very hot, almost boiling. Cannot hold my hand in the water 10 seconds. Four miles farther is Barrel creek. Good grass here. Camped again. Drove 17 1/2 miles to-day.

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