July 13, 1847
Summary: Brethren Young is recovering from illness while the rest of the companies decide on scouting out the Weber River Canyon.
Journal entry: TUESDAY, 13TH. Awhile before noon, Elder Kimball and Howard Egan arrived from the company back. A meeting was called but suddenly dispersed by a thunder shower. After the rain ceased, Elder Kimball proposed that a company start from the camp with Elder Pratt to proceed to the Weber River canyon and ascertain if we can pass through safety, if not, to try and find a pass over the mountains.
He reported that President Young is a little better this morning, but last evening was insensible and raving. Colonel Rockwood is also very sick and quite deranged.
A company of twenty - two wagons, mostly ox teams, started on soon after dinner, in company with Elder Pratt, and soon after, Elders Kimball and Egan returned to the back company. The day has been very hot and sultry, and mosquitoes are very troublesome.
Source: William Clayton's Journal
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