From San Bernardino to Aug. 27

The health of the inhabitants was tolerably good.  Elder Amasa Lyman had been very sick, but at date was again able to attend to business.  The wheat harvest was very good, but an unequally heavy rain, about the 20th of August, had destroyed much grain, and many adobies, and saturated the soil to the depth of 18 inches, raising the streams higher than they were at any time last winter, and doing much damage throughout southern California.

Elder Parley P. Pratt and the brethren at San Francisco had bought a vessel of 450 tons, and were rigging it up to ply between the Sandwich Islands and the Pacific coast.  There continues to be a general friendly feeling towards the saints.  Money was scarce.  Some gold had been found in that vicinity.

[Deseret News, Sept. 21, 1854]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sept. 21, 1854, 2]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Aug. 2006]

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