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William Clayton Journals

July 2, 1847

Location: Green River Ford - 69 miles left, Wyoming - (16 rods wide. Good camping any where on the banks, and plenty of timber [and mosquitoes]. It is not difficult fording in low water, but if too high to ford, the best crossing place is up stream. Altitude, 6,000 feet.) - 862 miles from Winter Quarters.

Summary: The first Pioneer companies have made it across the Green River;Clayton still ill.

Journal entry: FRIDAY, 2ND. The day was more pleasant and the ferrying continued more rapidly. I got over the river before noon but remained very sick. After noon the twelve had a council and decided to send three or four men back to serve as guides to the next 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.