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William Clayton Journals

July 1, 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: William Clayton has caught the illness; ferrying across the Green River commences.

Journal entry: THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1847. This morning found myself laboring under a severe attack of the fever, accompanied with violent aching in my head and limbs. The brethren commenced ferrying but got only fourteen wagons over on account of the very high wind.

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.