September 1, 1853

Thursday Sept. 1st. Having obtained a good light wagon we started out again in a team of our own as we had joined teams with another man and threw our wagon away until we could get a lighter one. We had a very hard hill to climb this morning. In about one mile we struck a dry branch followed up it 4 miles, watered our stock and left it. From this it is 15 miles to water, the first part of the road very hilly. At night we reached the Powder River valley, a valley of fine grass. Here we once more had some fresh beef at 25¢ per pound. Drove 20 miles to-day.

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