165 years ago today - Nov 11, 1856

[Hosea Stout]

An express came in from Fort Bridger to the effect that C. N. Spencer & John Van Cott having been to the Sweet Water and hearing nothing of the last train of Hand Carts had returned and returning had caused all the teams which had gone on the road to help them in in all 77 teams which had arrived at Bridger and was now only waiting word from Prest Young

This news was very unexpected as the Hand Cart Company was in a suffering condition being beyond the South pass and destitute of clothing and provisions[.] Immediately upon recieving the news the president sent W. H. Kimball, Joseph Simmons[.] James Furgerson & myself as an express to go and turn the teams East again and for us to find where the hand cart company was, according we started about Sun Set and went to John Killians about 5 miles up Emmigration Kanyon where we staid all night

[Diaries of Hosea Stout]

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