Wednesday, May 10.  Thos. Bullock, clerk of Pres. Brigham Young’s company, jouranalizes under this date as follows:

“At 9:15 the Presidency and company started from Payson and in a short time tarried to make some exchanges of the cattle taking to the Indians.  We arrived at Summit Creek at 11 a.m., where we watered our teams.  Continuing the journey we went into Juab Valley where the roads were good and grass plenty.  We passed the Dunyon Springs and at 12:45 p.m. came to a halt at Refreshment Springs, where we organized as follows: Daniel H. Wells, commander in chief of the Company; Robt. T. Burton, captain of the Guard; Wilford Woodruff and Thos. Bullock, historians of the Camp; Parley P. Pratt and John Taylor, chaplains; Thos. Bullock, clerk fo the camp; Dimick B. Huntington and Geo. Bean, interpreters; Edward Hunter, Lorenzo D. Young, Aaron Johnson, Silas Richards, and Henson Walker, Bishops; Enos Curtis, Patriarch, and Samuel L. Sprague, doctor.

The company consisting of 82 men, 14 women, and 5 children traveled in 34 carriages with 95 animals.”

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, May 10, 1854, 1]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, July 2006]


Thursday, May 11.  Under this date Thos. Bullock journalized as follows:

“The weather was dull in the morning at Nephi.  Pres. Young was among the Indians distributing presents.  Between 8 and 9 o’clock a.m. the horses were gathered up and at 9 o’clock we resumed our journey, keeping the east side of the Valley to the foot of the hill; we then took a diagonal line to the west side and traveled until 10:15, when we steered direct across the valley to Walker’s wickiups, where we arrived at 12:15 p.m. and formed a corral near a willow patch.  A company of Indians came in on horses, singing and firing guns to Walker.  At 1:30 p.m. Pres. Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Parley P. Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, Ezra T. Benson, Geo. A. Smith, John Taylor, Isaac Morley, Dimick B. Huntington and others went to Walker’s tent; but he said he was sick, had lost his spirit and would not talk.  At 4 p.m. we took some flour and wheat down to Walker and then went to his tent.  Pres. Young will have a house built for Batteiste at Salt Creek and one for Walker where he wants it.  The president will send Orrin P. Rockwell, Geo. Bean and others with Walker when he goes to the Navajoes or when he leaves this territory, and he is determined to have some of the brethren with him wherever he goes.”

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, May 11, 1854, 1]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, July 2006]

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