August 27, 1847
Summary: The Brethren trade with the Indians.
Journal entry: FRIDAY, 27TH. Many of the brethren traded sugar powder, lead, etc., to the Indians for robes and skin and meat.
We started soon after seven and traveled to the crossing of the Big Sandy. Then after halting an hour, continued to the Little Sandy, making twenty - five and a quarter miles today, but it was nine O'clock before some of the wagons arrived. The feed is mostly eaten up on the creeks near the road and there is none except on the banks of streams.
Bailey Jacobs killed a large antelope which is a matter of rejoicing as we are nearly out of bread stuff and had little meat for several days. We started back from the valley with 8 lbs. of flour, 9 lbs. of meal and a few beans each, and we have to depend on getting meat on the road for the rest. I was told there were 25 lbs. of flour put up for me, but I find it is not so.
Source: William Clayton's Journal
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