August 26, 1847
Summary: In three days the Pioneers will meet up with the nine companies arriving from the Platte River.
Journal entry: THURSDAY, 26TH. Started at eight o'clock and went on to the Big Sandy and before the majority of the company arrived, E. T. Benson and escort came tip with letters from the companies. They say there are nine companies between here and the Platte with 566 wagons and about 5,000 head of stock. They report the companies well and getting along tolerably fast, some they expect we shall meet within three days.
After eating they proceeded on. After sundown a large party of mounted Indians came up, and camped on the opposite side the river. They have been on the Sweet Water hooting and are said to be of the Shoshone tribe.
Source: William Clayton's Journal
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