175 years ago today - Sep 9, 1847

[Wilford Woodruff, while travelling from Salt Lake Valley to Winter Quarters]

The Alarm was given early this morning that many Horses & mules were stolen. Bells were found cut off from Horses laretts cut An Arrow picked up, & much indian sign. The trail was finally found to have followed the road east at about 9 oclok. A company of 20 Horsman put on after the trail. It looks gloomy here, to see so many men women & children here in the mountains with their Horses & cattle stolen & breaking down so late in the season & 30 Horses being taken by the Indians from the Pioneer Camp & 20 from the others camps last night which will nearly or quite cripple us.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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