We only went five miles to day in consequence of Br Jones health and encamped at the head of Los Vagus [Las Vegas] which is formed of a boiling Spring of pure water about blood heat. This Spring is some 20 feet in diamiter, of a circular form, the water about 2 feet deep, the bottom quick sand, boiling and heaving up like thick boiling soup, as the water forces its way through it. Held prayer circle & meeting & again prayers, for Br Jones after which he was better[.] Hard rain again to night.
[Diaries of Hosea Stout]