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Eliza Roxcy Snow Journals

June 1, 1847

Location: Winter Quarters - 1014 miles left, Nebraska - Location: 41:21:41N 95:56:45W Currently the site of Florence, Nebraska, Winter Quarters was settled in September, 1846 as a temporary resting place for the pioneers. It is located just west of the Missouri river in Nebraska.

Summary: Tuesday. Made a cap.

Journal entry: This is truly a glorious time with the mothers & daughters in Zion altho' thrust out from the land of our forefathers & from the endearments of civiliz'd life.

This forenoon I made a cap for sis. Pierce--in the afternoon visited at sis. Miller's in com. of Priscinda Zina, sis. Chase, Cristene after supper sis. Whitney, Kimball, Sessions came in and we had a spiritual feast in very deed.

Spent the eve. at br. Leonard's with Priscinda, Zina & Sarah--Great instruction was brought forth--br. L. spoke of the American government--its fall after which the Lord manifested the contrast of the happiness of the saints and the suff'ring of the gentiles when the Lamanites go forth. Language cannot describe the scene.

Source: Eliza Roxcy Snow: Personal Writings © edited by Maureen Ursenbach Beecher 1995. All rights reserved. Rights were granted by Ms. Beecher (editor), the University of Utah Press (publisher), and Huntington Library in Pasadena, California (owners of the original diary) to publish the transcribed contents of Eliza R. Snow's diaries for educational use.