165 years ago today - Aug 11, 1847. Wednesday.

[William Clayton Journal] Early this morning a large company of the Utah Indians came to visit the camp and it was with difficulty they could be kept outside the wagons. There are few of them who have any clothing on except the breech clout and are mostly of low stature. They have scarce anything to trade and not many women and children with them. They are camped about 3 miles north of west and supposed to be going north hunting. One of them was detected stealing some clothing which lay on the bushes to dry, but was made to leave it. When they found they were not permitted inside the circle they soon moved off to their camp.

The brethren have commenced laying the adobie wall today which will be 27 inches thick and nine feet high. The adobes are 18 inches long, 9 inches broad and 4-1/2 inches thick.

The brethren in camp have finished the skiff and launched her in the creek to soak . . .

[Source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton]

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