Narcissa September 1836

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September 1st, 1836 You can better imagine our feelings this morning than we can describe them. I could not realize that the end of our long journey was so near. We arose as soon as it was light, took a cup of coffee, ate of the duck we had given [...]

Narcissa August 1836

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Aug. 5th. 1836 Morn; came all of ten miles last evening, and did not arrive here till after dark. Mr. McLeod and his company started earlier than we did, intending to come but a little way. We could not get ready to come with him, and the man who piloted [...]

Narcissa July 1836

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July 16, 1836 – When I wrote this letter I expected to send it immediately, but we did not meet the party expected, and have had no opportunity since. We are now at the Rocky Mountains, at the encampment of Messrs. McLeod and McKay, expecting to leave on Monday [...]

Dr. Whitman June 1836

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ON PLATTE RIVER, 30 MILES ABOVE THE FORKS. June 4th, 1836. Dear Father and Mother Prentiss: You will be anxious to hear from us at this distance and learn our situation and progress. We have been greatly blest thus far on our journey. We have had various trials, it is true, [...]

Narcissa June 1836

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PLATTE RIVER, JUST ABOVE THE FORKS, JUNE 3RD, 1836. Dear Sister Harriet and Brother Edward: Friday eve, six o’clock. We have just encamped for the night near the bluffs over against the river. The bottoms are a soft, wet plain, and we were obliged to leave the river yesterday for the [...]