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Brigham Young Journals

July 4, 1847

Summary: Meeting up with some of the Mormon Battalion.

Journal entry: Sunday. I went back to the ferry with my brother, Phinehas H. Young and four others who had volunteered to return untill they met the emigrants from Winter Quarters and pilot them on to this point.

While at the ferry I had the pleasure of meeting thirteen battalion brethren who were in pursuit of stolen animals which they had mostly recovered.

The Pioneers were so pleased to behold the battalion brethren that they gave three cheers, and I led out in exclaiming, "Hosannah! Hosannah! Give glory to God and the Lamb, Amen," in which all joined simultaneously.

Council decided that Thomas Williams and Sam. Brannan return and meet Captn. Brown and the battalion company from Pueblo, and inasmuch as they have neither received their discharge nor their full pay, Bro. Brannan should tender them his services as pilot to conduct them to California.