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William Clayton Journals

August 14, 1847

Location: Salt Lake Valley (the right place), Utah - The end destination for the trek across the plains.

Summary: The Brethren enjoy bathing in the Salt Lake.

Journal entry: SATURDAY, 14TH. Started at 8:40 in company with a number of others for the Salt Lake. We arrived at three o'clock and estimated the distance twenty - two miles. We all bathed in it and found the reports of those who had previously bathed in it no way exaggerated. We returned back to the river where we arrived at eleven o'clock at the beginning, of a light thunder shower. There is no pure fresh water between the river and the lake.

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.