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William Clayton Journals

July 29, 1847

Summary: The Pueblo Brethren arrive at the camp.

Journal entry: THURSDAY 29TH. We have had a very strong cold east wind all the night and the morning is tolerably cool. At eleven o'clock I was moved tip to the other camp about three-quarters of a mile. At ten o'clock we had a hot shower. It rained pretty heavily all around but mostly passed by here.

At three o'clock, the Pueblo brethren came in sight, the soldiers appearing in military order, many of them mounted. They have twenty - nine wagons in the company and a carriage. Presidents Young, Kimball and the Twelve went to meet the bretheren and met them in the canyon. They report that they had a very heavy rain there, the water rising in the creek three feet in a very short time, caused by the rush from the mountains.

The brethren arrived at the lower camp at half past three and marched in headed by the fifes and side drum. They have camped a little west of the other camp. The brethren are represented as feeling well and cheerful. At five o'clock the Twelve returned here and an hour later went over north - to the mountains, I suppose to hold a council.

Source: William Clayton's Journal

Published by the Clayton Family Association, and edited by Lawrence Clayton. To the best of our research, this contents of this book are no longer under copyright.