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William Clayton Journals

August 30, 1847

Summary: More trading with the Indians.

Journal entry: MONDAY, 30TH. This morning the cattle belonging to the camp behind came to us early, having strayed away. John Pack and Bailey Jacobs went to drive them back and to trade some with the Indians.

We calculated to go on about eleven miles but before we started, Father Eldridge came up with his wagon and said he expected Spencer's IST 50 company up soon. We then concluded to stay here until they arrived and about three o'clock, their wagons began to cross the creek. I was glad to find Aaron and Loren Farr, and William Walker in this company with their families all well and in good miles. Most of the company camped back with Brother Snow's Company.

Source: William Clayton's Journal

Published by the Clayton Family Association, and edited by Lawrence Clayton. To the best of our research, this contents of this book are no longer under copyright.