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Eliza Roxcy Snow Journals

June 11, 1847

Location: Winter Quarters - 1014 miles left, Nebraska - Location: 41:21:41N 95:56:45W Currently the site of Florence, Nebraska, Winter Quarters was settled in September, 1846 as a temporary resting place for the pioneers. It is located just west of the Missouri river in Nebraska.

Summary: Friday.

Journal entry: Sent for Harriet--we commenc'd improving in the gifts. Helen got the interpretation also sis. W. Mary Ellen spoke in a new tongue, sis. Pack also--we had a time not to be forgotten.

In the aft. met at Clarisa's--Sis. Snow receiv'd the gift before we left Loisa's--we had a glorious time--sis. Leavitt & M. Pierce spoke in the gift & I could truly say that my heart was fill'd to overflowing with gratitude to my Father in heaven.

Source: Eliza Roxcy Snow: Personal Writings © edited by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher 1995. All rights reserved. Rights were granted by Ms. Beecher (editor), the University of Utah Press (publisher), and Huntington Library in Pasadena, California (owners of the original diary) to publish the transcribed contents of Eliza R. Snow's diaries for educational use.
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