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Eliza Roxcy Snow Journals

June 15, 1847

Location: Fremont, Nebraska - Location: 41:26:00N 96:29:52W Elevation: 1195 feet

Summary: Tuesday - Liberty Pole and an annoying wind.

Journal entry: The brethren call a meeting around a Liberty pole which was erected yesterday for the purpose of organizing the Camp. Judg'd to be more than 300 wagons cross'd over at noon this day--This afternoon several of the sis. met in a little circle on the prairie in front of our wagons br. Pierce met with us--fath. [John] Smith stay'd until sent for on business--we had a good time altho' the prairie wind was somewhat annoying. Sis. Sess. Chase & E present.1 [Added later:] Recd. a letter from S. M. Kimball.

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.
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