Smith; while one honest looking Dutchman said he wished he was ready
to go along with them.
14 July 1838 •
Saturday 14th The camp moved to
Miflin— 10 miles. This was the first day since
that they did not break one or more waggons.
Baldwin preferred a complaint charge against
Abraham Bond for murmuring and other unchristianlike
conduct. After hearing both parties the council referred them to the
company of their own tent for settlement.
15 July 1838 • Sunday
Sunday, 15th. The camp was engaged in
preach ing the first principles of the gospel, and many came to listen.
16 July 1838 • Monday
Monday 16 travelled 16 miles and
encamped at Springfield. Three or four miles east of
the camp was met by the county, <Sheriff> his
deputy, and Mr Stringer, who had taken out a warrant
for several of the brethren for “
Safety Society” money, and took
Jonathan H. Hale for
, and committed them to jail. Many threats were reported that
the camp should not pass ,
but they were disturbed only by the repeated discharge of cannon, to
frighten their horses as they passed the Court House.
17 July 1838 • Tuesday
Tuesday 17. the camp travelled 16 miles and
pitched their tents on the prairie on in
whetstone township, at 7. P.M.— The court was in session
and the case of the imprisoned brethren was called up at 8. this morning
but no bill was found and they were dis charged, at 4 minutes past one
P.M.— and joined the camp at 7. hav ing travelled 22 miles. While in prison
they prayed, & sung, and rejoiced that they were counted worthy to
suffer for Christs sake, and in the night a light equal to noon day burst
into the prison;
took out his watch
and saw that it was 3 minutes past one, and he received a testimony that
they would be liberated the same hour, that afternoon.
<which proved thus true>
18 July 1838 •
Wednesday morning 18th. The council
to the overseers of tents and appoin ted
Dominicus Carter commissary of the camp. At 1, P.M. the
camp halted, to refresh, on the edge of the prairie, the first privileges
they had enjoyed without paying for it, and encamped in the town of
Grand Prairie, 16 miles.— .
19 July 1838 •
Thursday 19. Travelled 7½ miles and
encamp ed on a prairie, in a line, for the first time; In their travels
this day they fell in with a Lamanite, of the Wyandot tribe.
Elder Parker gave him the stick of Joseph, which
pleased him much. When he saw the camp moving he exclaimed “Dis serprize
20 July 1838 • Friday
Friday morning 20th Another complaint
was preferred against Abram
faul[t]finding &c, and he was severely repreimanded
by the council— others
also were reproved
<some of the camp> for their cov etousness.
and complaining,— and were told they must leave it
off all such evil practices and banish such feelings or they would be
scattered to the four winds. Encamped this night by on the high way, about 1 mile from
9½ miles travel. The company was thoroughly wet by a heavy shower this
21 July 1838 •
Saturday 21. roads very muddy, &
bad, one axletree broke.
Some disputings, and not half food enough for dinner,— and some were
hungry enough to eat raw corn before they could procure supper. Travelled
16 miles and encamped by the road side 7 miles from the sciota