Journals of Forty-Niners: Salt Lake to Los Angeles: with Diaries and Contemporary Records of Sheldon Young, James S. Brown, Jacob Y. Stover, Charles C. Rich, Addison Pratt, Howard Egan, Henry W. Bigler, and Others

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their short saber at their sides. they would charge on the Indians with terrible results, the Indians in turn being drunk with bad Agua Dentay would fight back with stones and clubs like heroes but come out second best. we found that there was no scales in use at that time to weigh meat. for a dime one could get a large piece of Beef. American laws and customs was all in a transition state in this south country. at the time there was a Brig at San Pedro . . . we finally sold our teams and about sixty passengers engaged passage for nineteen dollars per head. As for myself I engaged a Cabin Passage.


C: EXTRACT FROM GOUDY HOGAN JOURNAL

[ Goudy Hogan, who was born in Norway, September 16, 1829, came to America in 1837. He joined the Mormons in 1843 and migrated to Utah in 1848. He was Bishop at Leeds, in Washington County, Utah, 1876-77. He died January 30, 1898.6

The following sketch of his trip of 1849 is extracted from the "Goudy Hogan Journal" in the Brigham Young University Library. The copy was kindly supplied by Prof. Vasco M. Tanner.]

Bro. Browning from Farmington came and stayed all night and said his boys were going to start to California to dig gold. I had been counciled by President Young not to go to California but now after the crops were raised and gathered he gave his consent. Two of the Twelve [Apostles], Charles C. Rich and Amasa Lyman, were going to preside over the brethren and receive the tithing and when my father found that out he gave his consent for me to go and fitted me out being very destitute of clothing for the family and other things having been 3½ years since we left Nauvoo.

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Andrew Jenson, Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, IV, 593.

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Illustrations 9
  • Acknowledgments 11
  • Historical Background and Summary 15
  • Part I - Packers: First Over the Trail in 1849 47
  • Part II - The Gruwell-Derr Wagon Train 51
  • C: Notes of Benjamin Hayes 53
  • Part III - The Jefferson Hunt Wagon Train 59
  • C: James S. Brown's Account 66
  • D: the Sidney P. Waite Sketch 112
  • Part IV - The Rynierson Company 131
  • Part V - The Flake-Rich Company of Packers 141
  • B: Charles C. Rich Diary 181
  • C: William Farrer Diary 193
  • E: James H. Rollins Recollection 218
  • F: Sheldon Stoddard Sketch 271
  • Part VI - The Stover Party of Packers 273
  • Part VII - The Pomeroy Wagon Train 293
  • C: Extract from Goudy Hogan Journal 296
  • D: the Walter Van Dyke Account 298
  • Part VIII - The Howard Egan Wagon Train 307
  • Appendix 321
  • Index 329
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