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Brigham Young Journals

July 26, 1847

Summary: Planting, warm springs, Ensign Peak, and saline waters.

Journal entry: Monday. The Pioneer brethren busy plowing, planting corn, and irrigating.

A company apponted to make a road into the kanyon, to facilitate the procuring of timber.

Accompanied by several of the Twelve and others I ascendd a hill north of the city site, which I named Ensign Peak.

We proceeded to the warm springs which are 109 degrees. Dr Willard Richards advised the sick brethren to bathe terein, because of the valuable medicinal properties of the waters.

John Brown and Joseph Matthews returned from their tour westward; they reported the Mountains west to be about sixteen miles distant, most of the land west of the Jordan river covered with wild sage and destitute of fresh water.