April 15, 1847
Summary: Laid out instuctions on how the camp should be conducted.
Journal entry: Thursday. We crossed the Elk Horn river and proceeded to the Platte river and encamped near a grove of cottonwood trees.
I called the Pioneer camp together and addressed them on the necissity of being faithful, humble and prayerful on the journey. Exhorted the camp to vigilance in guarding and informed the brethren that I had intimations that the Pawnee Indians were advised to rob us. Said we should go to bed early, rest on Sabbath and go in such a manner as to claim the blessings of Heaven.