Journal of Western Travel
by John McTurk Gibson
edited by Weldon Hoppe
June 12th, 1859 -- Last night was our first experience in the way of mosquitoes, none of us slept any of any account, and those who did, looked as if they had had a good milling, eyes bunged up, and faces swelled up skin-tight. This is Sunday once more, we accordingly laid over and let our cattle rest. One of Ben's oxen shewed some symptoms of being sick, but got considerably better by night. The day was passed in reading, writing, sleeping, washing and overhauling and changing our loads. A great many teams passed us today; but every dog has his day, and very likely we may get ahead of most of them yet.
This being Sunday we are resting. This day has been passed in washing and doing other choirs about camp.
Copyright © 1997 Weldon Hoppe