To the Jefferson Valley, the Beaverhead, Fort Hall, and Salt Lake City
I was up early and packed up my bedding etc. After breakfast we struck tents and packed. The wagons were all very full as we have turned in two and one of the Ambulances. After we were pretty nearly ready I took the Doctor's horse over to the Fort to him. Going back to Camp afterwards I found the train just starting out. I went back to the Post and bid goodbye to all and went up to the hospital and bid Dr. Campbell goodbye. The Ambulance went up to the hospital for Ed Flint.
When we got to Bozeman we stopped about a half an hour. I saw Jeff Stanford and some of the other men who were with Barlow. I also saw Nebraska Bill. Charlie introduced me to a Frank Kneass of Philadelphia who is in charge of a party of engineers of the Northern Pacific Rail Road here.1 They are going out to stay until January. They will take an escort from Fort Ellis.
Leaving Bozeman we took a Northwesterly direction across the country going down the Gallatin Valley. Our way lay between wheat and oat fields in which the grain was stacked. We passed a number of ranches. The mountains away off to our right [ Gallatin Range] were only dimly seen being covered with haze. We crossed the Gallatin, fording it, and soon after went into Camp having come 21 miles. We are near a place called Hamilton [ Manhattan] having come 21 miles from Fort Ellis.2 After dinner I gathered some shells from the creek near us. I also got some plants from the same creek. We fed our horses and then turned them out again on herd. The guard tonight will be doubled.
Camp on small creek near Hamilton [ Manhattan]____________________