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Eliza Roxcy Snow Journals

June 6, 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: Sunday. Ability to go still not decided.

Journal entry: Had a glorious time at sis. Young's present sis. Whit. Kim. Chase. I had forgotten to mention a time of blessing at sis. K's the day after we met at Sarah's sis. Sess. & myself blest Helen--I spoke & she interpreted. I then blest the girls in a song, singing to each in rotation.

In the eve. that we met at Harriet's sis. Young told me she thought wisdom for me to go to the west inasmuch as I could go so comfortably with br. Pierce. Sis. P. had mention'd her wish for me to go with them, in his absence, but he had not yet decided whether his means would admit.

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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