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Brigham Young Journals

June 30, 1847

Summary: Brannan talks up California.

Journal entry: Wednesday. Traveled 11 1/2 miles and camped on Green river.

Samual Brannan arrived from San Francisco bringing intelligence from the Saints who went around Cape Horn in the Ship Brooklyn, who were making farms and raising grain on the San Joaquin.

He had a file of the California Star published by himself. He gave a favorable account of the climate and soil of California.

Brannan came by way of Fort Hall.